Moody's Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.18 (+0.31 %)
(As of 07/27/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume608,799 shs
Average Volume725,051 shs
Market Capitalization$71.32 billion
P/E Ratio35.54
Dividend Yield0.65%
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About Moody's

Moody's Corporation operates as an integrated risk assessment firm worldwide. It operates in two segments, Moody's Investors Service and Moody's Analytics. The Moody's Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings and provides assessment services on various debt obligations, programs and facilities, and entities that issue such obligations, such as various corporate, financial institution, and governmental obligations; and structured finance securities. This segment provides ratings in approximately 140 countries. Its ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through electronic media, including the internet and real-time information systems used by securities traders and investors. This segment has rated approximately 5,000 non-financial corporates; 3,600 financial institutions; 16,000 public finance issuers; 145 sovereigns; 47 supranational institutions; 459 sub-sovereigns; and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers, as well as 9,100 structured finance deals. The Moody's Analytics segment develops a range of products and services that support the risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets; and offers subscription based research, data, and analytical products comprising credit ratings, credit research, quantitative credit scores and other analytical tools, economic research and forecasts, business intelligence and company information products, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and on-line and classroom-based training services, as well as credentialing and certification services. It also offers software solutions, as well as related risk management services; and offshore analytical and research services with learning solutions 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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1.91 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

450th out of 2,045 stocks

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies, Mercantile Reporting Agencies, Industry

4th out of 8 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 3.2Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Moody's a buy right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Moody's stock.
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Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,020,000 shares, a decline of 14.0% from the June 30th total of 2,350,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 633,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 28th 2021.
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How can I listen to Moody's' earnings call?

Moody's will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, July 28th at 11:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 719-457-0820 with passcode "2201987".

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 28th. The business services provider reported $4.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.80 by $1.26. The business services provider had revenue of $1.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.39 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 35.66% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 125.60%. Moody's's quarterly revenue was up 24.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.73 earnings per share.
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How has Moody's' stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Moody's' stock was trading at $211.26 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MCO shares have increased by 80.3% and is now trading at $380.97.
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How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, June 10th. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 19th.
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Is Moody's a good dividend stock?

Moody's pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.65%. Moody's does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Moody's is 24.43%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Moody's will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.53% next year. This indicates that Moody's will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Moody's updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of 11.000-11.301 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $10.750. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

12 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Moody's' stock. Their forecasts range from $320.00 to $409.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' stock price to reach $358.73 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.8%.
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Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Robert Scott Fauber, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51, Pay $2.3M)
  • Mr. Mark Bradley Kaye, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 41, Pay $1.49M)
  • Mr. Michael L. West, Pres of Moody's Investors Service Inc. (Age 52, Pay $1.4M)
  • Mr. Stephen T. Tulenko, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 53, Pay $1.23M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Mona Breed, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Shivani Kak, Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 60) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Helene Gurian, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Michael Adler, Sr. VP of Corp. Communications
  • Lisa Stanton, Managing Director of Global Sales Lead ESG

What is Rob Fauber's approval rating as Moody's' CEO?

3 employees have rated Moody's CEO Rob Fauber on Glassdoor.com. Rob Fauber has an approval rating of 100% among Moody's' employees. This puts Rob Fauber in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

Who are some of Moody's' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Moody's own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Moody's investors own include Mastercard (MA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), The Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), The Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

What is Moody's' stock symbol?

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

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.23%), Baskin Financial Services Inc. (0.06%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.02%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%) and IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include John J Goggins, Mark Almeida, Mark Kaye, Michael L West, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Robert Fauber, Stephen T Tulenko and Stephen T Tulenko.
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Which institutional investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Financial Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include John J Goggins, Mark Kaye, Michael L West, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Robert Fauber, and Stephen T Tulenko.
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Which institutional investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, TIAA FSB, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd., CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, Baskin Financial Services Inc., and Welch & Forbes LLC.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $380.97.

How much money does Moody's make?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $71.32 billion and generates $5.37 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.78 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.15 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Moody's have?

Moody's employs 11,490 workers across the globe.

Does Moody's have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Moody's: Administracion de Calificadoras S.A. de C.V., BlackBox Logic, Bureau van Dijk EP DMCC, Bureau van Dijk Editions Electroniques S.A.S., Bureau van Dijk Editions Electroniques SRL, Bureau van Dijk Editions Electroniques Sàrl, Bureau van Dijk Edizioni Elettroniche S.p.a, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing AB, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing ApS, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing B.V., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Beijing Co. Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing GmbH, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Hong Kong Limited, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Inc., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing K.K., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing LLC, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Pte. Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Pty. Ltd., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing S.A. de C.V., Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing Unipessoal Lda., Bureau van Dijk Electroniq Publishing S.A. 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When was Moody's founded?

Moody's was founded in 1909.

What is Moody's' official website?

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

Where are Moody's' headquarters?

Moody's is headquartered at 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER AT 250 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10007.

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]

This page was last updated on 7/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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