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

$216.76
-1.40 (-0.64 %)
(As of 09/19/2019 02:53 AM ET)
Today's Range
$213.29
Now: $216.76
$218.90
50-Day Range
$201.63
MA: $213.59
$221.79
52-Week Range
$129.26
Now: $216.76
$222.85
Volume1.30 million shs
Average Volume876,170 shs
Market Capitalization$41.01 billion
P/E Ratio29.33
Dividend Yield0.92%
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$8.6773 per share
Book Value$3.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.31 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$41.01 billion
Next Earnings Date10/25/2019 (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 Wednesday, July 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Tuesday, September 10th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 19th. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 31st. The business services provider reported $2.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.98 by $0.09. The business services provider earned $1.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 27.66% and a return on equity of 266.42%. Moody's's revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.04 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, October 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

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

Moody's issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.95-8.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.92.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Moody's' stock. Their forecasts range from $165.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' stock price to reach $201.0909 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.2%. 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?

Media headlines about MCO stock have trended negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment 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 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 -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Moody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,202,100 shares, an increase of 24.3% from the July 31st total of 1,771,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 848,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.6 days. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Moody's' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Moody's' key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Moody's include S&P Global (SPGI), Equifax (EFX), TransUnion (TRU), Pra Group (PRAA) and CreditRiskMonitor.Com (CRMZ).

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), Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE), Starbucks (SBUX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Intel (INTC) and salesforce.com (CRM).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.91%), BlackRock Inc. (5.36%), BlackRock Inc. (5.36%), Fiera Capital Corp (3.31%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.16%) and Akre Capital Management LLC (3.00%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, 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 Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, AGF Investments Inc., Winslow Capital Management LLC, APG Asset Management N.V. and Manning & Napier Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include Blair Worrall, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Paloma Partners Management Co, Windacre Partnership LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Northern Trust Corp and Cookson Peirce & Co. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $216.76.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $41.01 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:  416 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  480 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  896
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 9/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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