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

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$184.60 -5.27 (-2.78 %)
(As of 05/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$189.87
Today's Range$184.10 - $188.35
52-Week Range$129.26 - $197.73
Volume1.09 million shs
Average Volume809,694 shs
Market Capitalization$35.00 billion
P/E Ratio24.98
Dividend Yield1.07%
Beta1.3
Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic 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, such as various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs. This segment provides ratings in approximately 130 countries. Its ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems used by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2018, this segment had ratings relationships with approximately 4,800 non-financial corporate issuers; 4,100 financial institutions issuers; 17,600 sovereign, sub-sovereign, and supranational public finance issuers; and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers, as well as 9,600 structured finance transactions. The Moody's Analytics segment develops a range of products and services that support financial analysis and 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, and commercial real estate data and analytical tools. 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance
SectorFinance
CUSIP61536910
Phone212-553-0300

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.44 billion
Cash Flow$8.3567 per share
Book Value$1.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.31 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$35.00 billion
Next Earnings Date7/26/2019 (Estimated)
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 16th. Investors of record on Monday, May 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Monday, June 10th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 17th. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 24th. The business services provider reported $2.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.88 by $0.19. The business services provider had revenue of $1.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.13 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 281.55% and a net margin of 29.38%. The company's revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.02 EPS. 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, July 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

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

Moody's updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.85-8.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.84. Moody's also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $7.85-8.10 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Moody's' stock. Their predictions range from $135.00 to $205.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' share price to reach $183.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for Moody's.

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

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 3 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. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We maintain our Neutral rating on MCO and our $168 PT*. Moody’s reported better than expected 1Q19 results, including a slight miss in the ratings. The good news is issuance appears to be moving to steady ground (-14% y/y) after a difficult 4Q18 (-28% y/y) & analytics came in better than expected. Management maintained 2019 guidance. We look to the conference call for color on the issuance market particularly structured finance, an update on Analytics, & progress in China." (4/24/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Moody’s have underperformed the industry over the past six months. The company has an impressive earnings surprise history as it surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters. Earnings estimates have remained stable ahead of the company's fourth quarter 2018 results. While 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, stricter regulatory landscape, slowdown in bond issuances and stiff competition across the credit rating industry continue to be major concerns. Further, as it continues to invest in franchise and grow inorganically, expenses are expected to remain elevated, thereby hurting bottom-line growth to some extent." (1/3/2019)

Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about MCO stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a daily sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE), Starbucks (SBUX), Mastercard (MA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Intel (INTC).

Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Mark Bradley Kaye, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 39)
  • Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 58)
  • Mr. Mark E. Almeida, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 59)
  • Mr. Jeffrey R. Hare, Sr. VP of Risk Management

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.48%), Fiera Capital Corp (3.38%), TCI Fund Management Ltd. (3.18%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.18%), Akre Capital Management LLC (3.00%) and FMR LLC (2.42%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Melanie Hughes, 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, Voya Investment Management LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Chilton Investment Co. LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Meritage Group LP. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include Blair Worrall, John J Goggins, Melanie Hughes, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor and Robert Fauber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

Which institutional investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Manning & Napier Group LLC, BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Fiera Capital Corp, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd and Scout Investments 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 $184.60.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $35.00 billion and generates $4.44 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.39 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 13,000 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:  392 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  462 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  854
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 5/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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