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Moody's Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:MCO)

$223.91
+0.54 (+0.24 %)
(As of 11/21/2019 03:54 AM ET)
Today's Range
$222.17
Now: $223.91
$226.74
50-Day Range
$197.04
MA: $215.00
$224.86
52-Week Range
$129.26
Now: $223.91
$226.74
Volume663,216 shs
Average Volume855,214 shs
Market Capitalization$42.27 billion
P/E Ratio30.30
Dividend Yield0.89%
Beta1.24
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. Read More…

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$8.64 per share
Book Value$3.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.31 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$42.27 billion
Next Earnings Date2/21/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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, October 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Thursday, December 12th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 20th. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The business services provider reported $2.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.99 by $0.16. The business services provider had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 270.17% and a net margin of 28.20%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.69 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 21st 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Moody's' stock. Their forecasts range from $165.00 to $257.00. On average, they expect Moody's' stock price to reach $213.30 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.7%. 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, 5 hold ratings and 5 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 so far this year. The company’s earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters. Its third-quarter 2019 results benefited from growth in revenues, partly offset by higher costs. The company remains well-positioned on the back of its dominant position in the credit rating industry. Moreover, its diverse revenue base and strong balance sheet position are impressive. Further, continued strategic acquisitions and stake buying are expected to support financials in the quarters ahead. However, slowdown in global bond issuance volumes and elevated expenses due to the company's investments in franchise are likely to hurt profitability. Moreover, the divestiture of the Analytics Knowledge Services business is expected to be dilutive to 2019 GAAP earnings." (11/20/2019)
  • 2. 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)

Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MCO stock have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a news sentiment score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Moody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a decline in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,010,000 shares, a decline of 14.1% from the September 30th total of 2,340,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 767,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Moody's' Current Options Chain.

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), Broadcom (AVGO), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), Starbucks (SBUX) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.38%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.54%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.34%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.32%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (0.22%) and Newport Trust Co (0.22%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, Darrell Duffie, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Mark Almeida, Melanie Hughes, Michael S Crimmins, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor and Robert Fauber. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Moody's.

Which major investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Banco Santander S.A., Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc. and Manning & Napier Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include John J Goggins, Mark Almeida, Melanie Hughes, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor and Robert Fauber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

Which major investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, California Public Employees Retirement System, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $223.91.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $42.27 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.View Additional Information About Moody's.

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:  431 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  492 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  923
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 11/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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