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NYSE:MCOMoody's Stock Price, Forecast & News

-4.63 (-1.65 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $276.00
50-Day Range
MA: $282.77
52-Week Range
Now: $276.00
Volume807,116 shs
Average Volume615,266 shs
Market Capitalization$51.81 billion
P/E Ratio30.23
Dividend Yield0.80%
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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Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.94 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.83 billion
Cash Flow$9.31 per share
Book Value$6.56 per share


Net Income$1.42 billion


Market Cap$51.81 billion
Next Earnings Date11/4/2020 (Estimated)
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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Moody's' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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 shares have increased by 30.6% and is now trading at $276.00.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Moody's?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 4th 2020.
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How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 30th. The business services provider reported $2.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.26 by $0.55. The business services provider earned $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.23 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 207.04% and a net margin of 33.38%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 18.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.07 EPS.
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How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 20th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, September 10th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 19th.
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What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Moody's updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $8.80-9.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.70.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Moody's' stock. Their forecasts range from $215.00 to $358.00. On average, they expect Moody's' share price to reach $290.09 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.1% from the stock's current price.
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Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MCO stock have been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a media sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,630,000 shares, a decrease of 7.9% from the June 30th total of 1,770,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 803,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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 Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Mcdonald's (MCD) and Adobe (ADBE).

Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the following 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

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK Ltd (0.95%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.47%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.46%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.37%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.32%) and AKO Capital LLP (0.29%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Mark Almeida, Mark Kaye, Melanie Hughes, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor, Robert Fauber 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 First Trust Advisors LP, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK Ltd, Raymond James & Associates, Scout Investments Inc., Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, and Mackay Shields LLC. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include John J Goggins, Mark Almeida, Mark Kaye, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Robert Fauber, and Stephen T Tulenko.
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Which major investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sarasin & Partners LLP, SeaTown Holdings Pte. Ltd., UBS Group AG, BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Vident Investment Advisory LLC, Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc., and CIBC Asset Management Inc. Company insiders that have bought Moody's stock in the last two years include Corp /De/ Moodys, and Linda Huber.
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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 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 $276.00.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $51.81 billion and generates $4.83 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.42 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.29 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 11,000 workers across the globe.

What is Moody's' official website?

The official website for Moody's is 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]

This page was last updated on 8/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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