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Moody's Stock Forecast, Price & News

-6.63 (-1.67%)
(As of 11/30/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.28 million shs
Average Volume
660,257 shs
Market Capitalization
$72.62 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
30 days | 90 days | 365 days | Advanced Chart
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About Moody's

Moody's Corp. engages in the provision of credit ratings, research, tools and analysis to the global capital markets. It operates through the following segments: Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA). The MIS segment is a credit rating agency, which publishes credit ratings on debt obligations and the entities, including various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities and commercial paper programs. The MA segment develops products and services, which support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. The company was founded by John Moody in 1900 and is headquartered in New York, NY.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Specialized Finance
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$5.37 billion
Cash Flow
$11.60 per share
Book Value
$9.39 per share


Net Income
$1.78 billion
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$72.62 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

2.61 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

199th out of 1,335 stocks

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies, Mercantile Reporting Agencies, Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 4.3Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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 4 hold ratings and 8 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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How has Moody's' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Moody's' stock was trading at $211.26 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MCO stock has increased by 84.9% and is now trading at $390.64.
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Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,200,000 shares, an increase of 25.7% from the October 31st total of 1,750,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 527,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.2 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 11th 2022.
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How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) released its earnings results on Thursday, October, 28th. The business services provider reported $2.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.52 by $0.17. The business services provider earned $1.53 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.45 billion. Moody's had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 99.53% and a net margin of 35.20%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.69 earnings per share.
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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, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.62 per share on Tuesday, December 14th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.63%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 22nd.
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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 0.62%. Moody's has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Moody's is 22.22%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Moody's will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.70% 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 issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $12.150-$12.350 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $11.950. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

12 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $320.00 to $475.00. On average, they expect Moody's' stock price to reach $403.18 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.2% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the following people:
  • Robert Scott Fauber, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Mark Kaye, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mona Breed, Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Helene Gurian, Chief Compliance Officer
  • John J. Goggins, Executive Vice President & General Counsel (LinkedIn Profile)

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.

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).

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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.01%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.95%), Ninety One UK Ltd (1.67%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.46%), Morgan Stanley (1.07%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.03%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include John J Goggins, Mark Kaye, Melanie Hughes, Michael L West, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Robert Fauber, Stephen T Tulenko and Stephen T Tulenko.
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Which major investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Veritas Asset Management LLP, Marshfield Associates, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Windacre Partnership LLC, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC, AGF Investments Inc., and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include John J Goggins, Mark Kaye, Melanie Hughes, Michael L West, Robert Fauber, and Stephen T Tulenko.
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Which major investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ninety One UK Ltd, Nordea Investment Management AB, BlackRock Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Natixis, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, and Geode Capital Management 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 $390.64.

How much money does Moody's make?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $72.62 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 $11.16 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?

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 212-553-4919.

This page was last updated on 12/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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