NYSE:MCO - Moody's Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$141.39 -4.13 (-2.84 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 06:29 AM ET)
Previous Close$145.52
Today's Range$140.64 - $146.15
52-Week Range$139.11 - $187.98
Volume1.51 million shs
Average Volume1.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.88 billion
P/E Ratio23.29
Dividend Yield1.21%
Beta1.22
Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. It operates through two segments, Moody's Investors Service and Moody's Analytics. The Moody's Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings on various debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations comprising various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs. This segment provides ratings in approximately 120 countries. Its ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems for use by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had ratings relationships with approximately 4,700 non-financial corporate issuers; 4Moody´s Latin America Agente de Calificación de Riesgo S.A. ,100 financial institutions issuers; 18,000 sovereign, sub-sovereign, and supranational public finance issuers; and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers, as well as rated 11,000 structured finance transactions. The Moody's Analytics segment develops products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets; and distributes research and data, such as research on debt issuers, industry studies, and commentary on topical credit related events. This segment also offers economic research, and credit data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services; and offshore research and analytical services with financial training and certification programs. The company was formerly known as Dun and Bradstreet Company and changed its name to Moody's Corporation in September 2000. Moody's Corporation was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNYSE:MCO
Previous Symbol
CUSIP61536910
Phone212-553-0300

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio7.40
Current Ratio1.38
Quick Ratio1.38

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio23.29
Forward P/E Ratio18.73
P/E Growth1.79

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.20 billion
Price / Sales6.44
Cash Flow$6.7943 per share
Price / Cash Flow20.81
Book Value($0.60) per share
Price / Book-235.65

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.07
Net Income$1.00 billion
Net Margins23.85%
Return on Equity412.48%
Return on Assets16.25%

Miscellaneous

Employees12,000
Outstanding Shares191,600,000
Market Cap$27.88 billion
OptionableOptionable

Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Moody's' stock symbol?

Moody's trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MCO."

How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 23rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, December 12th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 20th. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October, 26th. The business services provider reported $1.69 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.78 by $0.09. The business services provider earned $1.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.13 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 412.48% and a net margin of 23.85%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.52 earnings per share. View Moody's' Earnings History.

When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Moody's updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, October, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $7.50-7.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.74. Moody's also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $7.50-7.65 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

12 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Moody's' stock. Their predictions range from $145.00 to $193.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' share price to reach $176.4545 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Moody's.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Moody's?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Moody's.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Moody's stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Moody's stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Moody’s have outperformed the industry over the past year. Also, the company has an impressive earnings surprise history as it surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. The company remains well positioned to boost profitability on the back of its dominant position in the credit rating industry, diverse revenue base, strategic acquisitions and disintermediation of credit markets. Also, it has a strong balance sheet position. However, stricter regulatory landscape and stiff competition across the credit rating industry continue to be major concerns. Further, as the company continues to invest in franchise and grow inorganically, expenses are expected to remain elevated, thereby hurting bottom-line growth to some extent." (10/5/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "4Q17 revenues and EPS top expectations. Total revenue was $1,165 mn, up 23.7% y/y, vs. the FactSet consensus of $1,070.5 mn. Revenues had a 3% positive impact from currency. We estimate organic growth was 14% in constant currency (cc), excluding contribution from the recently acquired BvD. Adjusted EPS of $1.51 grew 23.3% y/y, and was above the consensus of $1.44. Adjusted operating margin of 44.5% was down y/y from 45.0% and from 3Q17’s 46.9%, but above the consensus of 43.8%." (2/9/2018)

Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MCO stock has been trending negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a coverage optimism score of -2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Moody's' key competitors?

Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 57)
  • Mr. Mark E. Almeida, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 58)
  • Mr. Robert Scott Fauber, Pres of Moody's Investors Service (Age 48)
  • Mr. Mark Bradley Kaye, Sr. VP & CFO

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.81%), Vanguard Group Inc (8.81%), BlackRock Inc. (5.75%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.13%), Akre Capital Management LLC (2.97%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.57%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Lisa Westlake, Michael S Crimmins, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor and Robert Fauber. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Moody's.

Which institutional investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baillie Gifford & Co., MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Capital International Investors, AGF Investments Inc. and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include Blair Worrall, Darrell Duffie, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Michael S Crimmins, Raymond W Mcdaniel and Robert Fauber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

Which institutional investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Capital World Investors, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Marshall Wace LLP, Milestone Resources Group Ltd, FMR LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC and Franklin Resources Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Moody's stock in the last two years include Corp /De/ Moodys and Linda Huber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

How do I buy shares of Moody's?

Shares of MCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $141.39.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $27.88 billion and generates $4.20 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.07 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 12,000 workers across the globe.

What is Moody's' official website?

The official website for Moody's is http://www.moodys.com.

How can I contact Moody's?

Moody's' mailing address is 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER AT 250 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10007. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 212-553-0300 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Moody's (NYSE MCO)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  375 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  436 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  811
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Moody's and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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