Moody's Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:MCO)

About Moody's Corp.

MoodyMoody's Corporation (Moody's) is a provider of credit ratings; credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services; quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services, and outsourced research and analytical services to financial institution customers. It operates in two segments: Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA). The MIS segment publishes credit ratings on a range of debt obligations and the entities that issue such obligations in markets across the world. It consists of approximately five lines of business, which include corporate finance group (CFG); structured finance group (SFG); financial institutions group (FIG); Public, project and infrastructure finance (PPIF), and MIS Other. The MA segment consists of approximately three lines of business, which include enterprise risk solutions (ERS) and professional service (PS).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Business Services
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Finance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MCO
  • CUSIP: 61536910
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $109.27
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $106.85
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $99.85
  • 52-Week Range: $192,254,000.00 - $77.76
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.51
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.26
  • P/E Growth: 2.51
  • Market Cap: $21.10B
  • Outstanding Shares: 192,254,000
  • Beta: 1.26
  • Net Margins: 25.81%
  • Return on Equity: -273.01%
  • Return on Assets: 17.62%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -9.26%
  • Current Ratio: 2.64%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.64%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.30)
Consensus Price Target: $106.30 (2.72% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/21/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$120.00 -> $125.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/17/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$110.00 -> $124.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$112.00View Rating Details
7/11/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageNeutral$99.00View Rating Details
4/12/2016BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$101.00View Rating Details
2/8/2016Evercore ISILower Price TargetHold$103.00 -> $88.00View Rating Details
2/8/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$100.00 -> $91.00View Rating Details
1/7/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$117.00 -> $112.00View Rating Details
10/14/2015Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$115.00View Rating Details
2/9/2015William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/22/2016Q216$1.27$1.30$909.08 million$928.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q116$1.07$0.93$862.31 million$816.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2016Q415$1.05$1.09$862.31 million$865.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q315$1.07$1.11$849.88 million$834.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2015Q215$1.22$1.28$893.51 million$918.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q115$1.03$1.11$827.61 million$865.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2015Q414$0.95$1.12$851.30 million$877.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2014Q314$0.91$0.97$789.20 million$816.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2014Q214$1.01$1.12$801.50 million$873.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2014Q114$0.91$0.97$770.18 million$767.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2014Q413$0.76$0.85$743.87 million$779.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2013Q313$0.81$0.75$717.75 million$705.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.90$1.00$722.24 million$756.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2013Q1 2013$0.86$0.83$721.11 million$731.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2013Q4 2012$0.69$0.70$683.34 million$754.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2012Q312$0.63$0.75$622.43 million$688.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.71$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.67$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.49$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.57$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.54$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.48$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.58 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.14 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.98$1.11$1.05
Q2 20162$1.35$1.38$1.37
Q3 20162$1.19$1.26$1.23
Q4 20162$1.17$1.27$1.22
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO)
Annual Dividend:$1.48
Dividend Yield:1.35%
Dividend Growth:28.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.18% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
32.31% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
28.79% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.48%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.91%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/6/2016Linda HuberVPSell182,595$110.13$20,109,187.35View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Raymond W McdanielInsiderSell7,000$108.11$756,770.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2016Robert FauberInsiderSell3,310$107.90$357,149.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Lisa WestlakeSVPSell730$107.50$78,475.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Blair WorrallSVPSell11,054$103.39$1,142,873.06View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Mark AlmeidaInsiderSell88,094$103.65$9,130,943.10View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016John J GogginsEVPSell24,250$104.53$2,534,852.50View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Lisa WestlakeSVPSell3,650$104.81$382,556.50View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Robert FauberInsiderSell17,796$104.78$1,864,664.88View SEC Filing  
7/22/2016Linda HuberVPSell44,500$105.00$4,672,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2016Darrell DuffieDirectorSell500$91.94$45,970.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Blair WorrallSVPSell1,600$93.00$148,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Lisa WestlakeSVPSell8,000$95.00$760,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2016Darrell DuffieDirectorSell500$95.72$47,860.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016Joseph J. MccabeSVPSell12,500$84.32$1,054,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016Linda HuberCFOSell45,000$84.38$3,797,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/31/2015Darrell DuffieDirectorSell500$100.80$50,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015Robert FauberSVPSell6,000$97.23$583,380.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Raymond W. McdanielCEOSell18,766$101.03$1,895,928.98View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Raymond W. McdanielCEOSell19,209$101.04$1,940,877.36View SEC Filing  
10/16/2015Raymond W. McdanielCEOSell100$101.00$10,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Raymond W McdanielCEOSell38,074$110.78$4,217,837.72View SEC Filing  
8/14/2015Blair WorrallSVPSell10,487$110.06$1,154,199.22View SEC Filing  
6/30/2015Darrell DuffieDirectorSell500$108.00$54,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015Lisa WestlakeSVPSell13,675$109.69$1,500,010.75View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Linda HuberCFOSell15,054$107.65$1,620,563.10View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Robert FauberSVPSell2,178$108.06$235,354.68View SEC Filing  
5/7/2015John J GogginsEVPSell24,500$106.61$2,611,945.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2015Joseph J MccabeSVPSell7,995$107.00$855,465.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2015Raymond W McdanielCEOSell48,074$106.75$5,131,899.50View SEC Filing  
3/31/2015Darrell DuffieDirectorSell500$103.68$51,840.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Blair WorrallSVPSell3,800$95.38$362,444.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015John J GogginsEVPSell43,550$98.18$4,275,739.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2014Darrell DuffieDirectorSell500$94.13$47,065.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Blair WorrallSVPSell2,100$91.50$192,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014Raymond W McdanielCEOSell93,750$91.74$8,600,625.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Mark AlmeidaInsiderSell36,850$91.60$3,375,460.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Joseph J MccabeSVPSell17,420$87.25$1,519,895.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Lisa WestlakeSVPSell42,200$87.39$3,687,858.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014John K WulffDirectorSell5,000$87.72$438,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Lisa WestlakeSVPSell64,095$87.53$5,610,235.35View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Michel MadelainCOOSell88,874$81.44$7,237,898.56View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014Robert GlauberInsiderSell15,000$78.20$1,173,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Richard CantorInsiderSell41,752$79.02$3,299,243.04View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Linda HuberCFOSell92,938$80.00$7,435,040.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014John WulffDirectorSell5,000$79.44$397,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Joseph MccabeSVPSell8,000$79.55$636,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Linda HuberCFOSell33,334$74.50$2,483,383.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013John GogginsEVPSell7,000$74.00$518,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2013Linda HuberCFOSell7,423$72.62$539,058.26View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013John GogginsEVPSell10,197$70.00$713,790.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Michel MadelainCOOSell34,033$70.01$2,382,650.33View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Raymond McdanielCEOSell82,500$64.19$5,295,675.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Joseph MccabeSVPSell2,000$68.66$137,320.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Robert FauberSVPSell22,139$68.79$1,522,941.81View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Raymond W McdanielCEOSell82,500$65.03$5,364,975.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Richard CantorInsiderSell49,008$66.29$3,248,740.32View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Berkshire Hathaway IncMajor ShareholderSell371,361$64.06$23,789,385.66View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013John K WulffDirectorBuy3,000$46.75$140,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012Mark AlmeidaInsiderSell46,000$46.22$2,126,120.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO)
News IconMoody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) from Business Services – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:MCO) - September 26 at 10:43 AM logoTurkey CDS jump to highest since mid-July after Moody's downgrade (NYSE:MCO) - September 26 at 5:00 AM logoTurkey eurobonds tumble after Moody's cut to 'junk' (NYSE:MCO) - September 26 at 4:25 AM logoPinnacle Operating Corporation -- Moody's downgrades Pinnacle's CFR to Caa1, outlook negative (NYSE:MCO) - September 25 at 5:26 PM logoUPDATE 1-Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' after coup (NYSE:MCO) - September 24 at 12:21 PM logoMoody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' (NYSE:MCO) - September 24 at 6:30 AM
News IconBusiness Services: Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Position of the day (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 5:43 PM logoRHODE ISLAND COMMERCE CORPORATION -- Moody's Assigns A2 to RI Commerce Corp's $300M Grant Anticipation Bonds, Ser. 2016B ("GARVEES") (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 5:43 PM logoRPT-BRIEF-Moody's releases analysis of Presidential candidates' policy proposals (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 1:04 PM logoBRIEF-Moody's releases analysis of Presidential candidates' policy proposals (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 12:26 PM logoNEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL WATER FINANCE AUTHORITY, NY -- Moody's Affirms VMIG 1 of NYC Municipal Water Authority 2nd Resolution Bonds Fiscal 2007 Subseries CC-1 and CC-2 (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 10:46 AM logoAPICORP Sukuk Limited -- Moody's affirms APICORP at Aa3; maintains stable outlook (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 10:46 AM logoBaosteel Group Corporation -- Moody's: Baosteel's ratings under pressure by announced merger with Wuhan Iron & Steel (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 10:46 AM logoMoody's assigns provisional ratings to Navistar Financial Dealer Note Master Owner Trust II, Series 2016-1 Notes (NYSE:MCO) - September 23 at 10:46 AM logoFORT THOMAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, KY -- Moody's Assigns Aa3 to Ft. Thomas ISD, KY's Lease Revenue Bonds (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 5:48 PM logoLEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCE CORPORATION, KY -- Moody's Assigns Aa3 Enhanced to Lee Co. School District, KY's Lease Revenue Bonds (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 5:48 PM logoMoody's assigns definitive ratings to Balboa Capital Corporation 2016-1 Notes (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 5:48 PM logoAlcoa Inc. -- Moody's Places Alcoa Inc.'s Ratings (Ba1 CFR) under review for downgrade (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 5:48 PM logoIAMGOLD Corp. (IAG) -- Moody's affirms IAMGOLD's B2 rating, outlook revised to positive (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 5:48 PM logoMoody's downgrades Viacom credit (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 4:17 PM logoMoody's assigns Aa3 rating to Sinopec Group's proposed USD notes (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 10:53 AM logoBaker Hughes Moves Up In Market Cap Rank, Passing Moody's (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 10:53 AM logoChina Petrochemical Corporation -- Moody's assigns Aa3 rating to Sinopec Group's proposed USD notes (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 10:53 AM logoMoody’s Analytics Launches the RiskBench™ Platform for Benchmarking and Analyzing Commercial Credit Risk (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 10:53 AM logoMoody's assigns provisional (P)Aa1 to KHFC's mortgage covered bonds (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 10:53 AM logoMoody's Analytics Launches the RiskBench™ Platform for Benchmarking and Analyzing Commercial Credit Risk (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 10:53 AM logoMoody's affirms rating of one class of certificates issued by GSMS 2006-RR2 (NYSE:MCO) - September 22 at 10:53 AM logoMoody's Assigns Definitive Ratings to Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2016-B Notes (NYSE:MCO) - September 21 at 5:48 PM logoUPDATE 1-Moody's: shock to Turkish economy from coup has largely dissipated (NYSE:MCO) - September 21 at 1:09 PM logoMoody : to Webcast 2016 Investor Day (NYSE:MCO) - September 21 at 10:11 AM
News IconLeading stocks in today’s market: Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) (NYSE:MCO) - September 21 at 10:11 AM logoMoody's Corporation to Webcast 2016 Investor Day (NYSE:MCO) - September 21 at 10:11 AM logoMoody's: shock to Turkish economy from coup has largely dissipated (NYSE:MCO) - September 21 at 6:45 AM logoMoody's: Unlikely to review UK rating after Autumn Statement (NYSE:MCO) - September 21 at 5:27 AM logoBRIEF-Moody's assigns AA2 to Atlantic Cnty, NJ'S $14.6M guar. Go bonds and MIG 1 to $8M guar. BANS; outlook negative (NYSE:MCO) - September 20 at 3:55 PM logoJohn Hancock Global Funding II -- Moody's affirms Manufacturer Life Insurance Company (A1 insurance financial strength) and affiliates with a stable outlook (NYSE:MCO) - September 20 at 11:14 AM logoBRIEF-Moody's says auto sector faces rising credit risks due to carbon transition (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 11:51 PM
News IconHigh Market Cap Stock of the Day – Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 6:04 PM logoMoody's Reviews Regions Financial Corporation (Baa3 Senior Unsecured) For Upgrade (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 6:04 PM logoAvnet, Inc. -- Moody's places Avnet's ratings on review for downgrade on sale announcement (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 6:04 PM logoRegions Bank -- Moody's Reviews Regions Financial Corporation (Baa3 Senior Unsecured) For Upgrade (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 6:04 PM logoCommunity Care Health Network, LLC -- Moody's rates Matrix B2 CFR, B2 first-lien debt (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 6:04 PM logoNORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE, IL -- Moody's Affirms VMIG 1 ratings of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, IL's Rev. Bds. Ser. 2007 A1-A4 & 2008 A1-A2 (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 6:04 PM logoPAWTUCKET (CITY OF) RI -- Moody's Upgrades Pawtucket, RI's GO to A3 from Baa2 (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 6:04 PM logoMorning News Call - India, September 19 (NYSE:MCO) - September 19 at 12:36 AM logoAstoria Bank -- Moody's continues review for upgrade of Astoria Financial Corporation (senior, Baa3) (NYSE:MCO) - September 16 at 5:52 PM logoSouth Africa Treasury Uncertainty Risks Confidence, Moody’s Says (NYSE:MCO) - September 15 at 4:04 PM logoYMCA OF THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA, TX -- Moody's Affirms YMCA of Greater Houston Area's (TX) Baa3; Outlook Positive (NYSE:MCO) - September 15 at 9:28 AM logoBRIEF-Moody's assigns AAA to South Carolina's 2016 general obligation bonds; outlook stable (NYSE:MCO) - September 14 at 4:19 PM logoBRIEF-Moody's upgrades Hawaii's GO Bonds to AA1 from AA2 outlook stable (NYSE:MCO) - September 14 at 1:22 PM


Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO) Chart for Monday, September, 26, 2016

Last Updated on 9/26/2016 by Staff