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NYSE:MCO

Moody's (MCO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$370.73
-2.81 (-0.75%)
(As of 04:10 PM ET)
Today's Range
$370.29
$375.24
50-Day Range
$366.51
$405.17
52-Week Range
$296.45
$407.62
Volume
882,508 shs
Average Volume
721,457 shs
Market Capitalization
$67.66 billion
P/E Ratio
42.47
Dividend Yield
0.92%
Price Target
$397.75

Moody's MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.69 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.3% Upside
$397.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.78% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.97
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.66mentions of Moody
Based on 22 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$958,946 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.46%
From $10.67 to $12.32 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.73 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

108th out of 853 stocks

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies, Mercantile Reporting Agencies, Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

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About Moody's Stock (NYSE:MCO)

Moody's Corporation operates as an integrated risk assessment firm worldwide. It operates in two segments, Moody's Analytics and Moody's Investors Services. The Moody's Analytics segment develops a range of products and services that support the risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets. It also offers credit research, credit models and analytics, economics data and models, and structured finance solutions; data sets on companies and securities; and SaaS solutions supporting banking, insurance, and know your customer workflows. 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, as well as structured finance securities. 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.

MCO Stock Price History

MCO Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/13/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/22/2024
Dividend Payable
3/15/2024
Today
4/16/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-Industry
Specialized Finance
CUSIP
61536910
Employees
15,151
Year Founded
1909

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$397.75
High Stock Price Target
$450.00
Low Stock Price Target
$318.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+6.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.69
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.61 billion
Pretax Margin
32.71%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$5.92 billion
Cash Flow
$11.84 per share
Book Value
$19.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
182,372,000
Market Cap
$67.96 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.27

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Should I Buy Moody's Stock? MCO Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Moody's Co.:

  • Moody's Co. has shown consistent revenue growth over the past year, indicating a strong financial performance.
  • The company recently increased its dividend, which can be attractive to income-seeking investors looking for stable returns.
  • Analysts have given Moody's Co. a "Moderate Buy" rating with a positive outlook, suggesting potential for stock price appreciation.
  • Moody's Co. operates in two segments, Moody's Analytics and Moody's Investors Services, providing diversified revenue streams.
  • The company's stock price has been trending upwards, reaching new highs, reflecting positive market sentiment.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Moody's Co. for these reasons:

  • Moody's Co. has a relatively high P/E ratio of 44.96, which may indicate the stock is currently overvalued compared to industry peers.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01 is higher than the industry average, suggesting higher financial leverage and potential risk.
  • There have been recent price target decreases by some analysts, indicating uncertainty in the stock's future performance.
  • Moody's Co. operates in the financial services sector, which can be sensitive to economic downturns and regulatory changes.
  • Investors should consider market volatility and potential impact on Moody's Co. stock price before making investment decisions.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Moody's pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

MCO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Moody's stock right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MCO shares.
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What is Moody's' stock price target for 2024?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Moody's' shares. Their MCO share price targets range from $318.00 to $450.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $397.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have MCO shares performed in 2024?

Moody's' stock was trading at $390.56 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, MCO stock has decreased by 4.2% and is now trading at $374.21.
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When is Moody's' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024.
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How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 13th. The business services provider reported $2.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.33 by $0.14. The business services provider had revenue of $1.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.48 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 27.16% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 55.23%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.60 EPS.
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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, February 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.85 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.77.
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Is Moody's a good dividend stock?

Moody's (NYSE:MCO) pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.90%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 15 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 38.95%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MCO will have a dividend payout ratio of 27.60% next year. This indicates that the company 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 issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 13th. The company provided EPS guidance of 10.250-11.000 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 11.150. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

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

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

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), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.20%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.12%), Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc. (0.09%), Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.07%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.03%) and AMF Tjanstepension AB (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Caroline Sullivan, John J Goggins, Mark Kaye, Melanie Hughes, Michael L West, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard G Steele, Robert Fauber and Stephen T Tulenko.
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How do I buy shares of Moody's?

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