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

$286.68
+6.00 (+2.14 %)
(As of 02/19/2020 01:44 PM ET)
Today's Range
$281.97
Now: $286.68
$287.08
50-Day Range
$237.39
MA: $256.94
$277.83
52-Week Range
$166.01
Now: $286.68
$280.80
Volume289,865 shs
Average Volume714,730 shs
Market Capitalization$54.13 billion
P/E Ratio38.64
Dividend Yield0.72%
Beta1.21
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$4.83 billion
Cash Flow$9.77 per share
Book Value$4.40 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.42 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$54.13 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (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 Thursday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Wednesday, March 18th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 24th. This is a positive change from Moody's's previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 12th. The business services provider reported $2.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.08. The business services provider had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.21 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 29.44% and a return on equity of 261.43%. Moody's's revenue was up 16.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.63 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 Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

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

Moody's updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 12th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.10-9.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.10. The company issued revenue guidance of mid single digits (cons +5%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.07 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $205.00 to $325.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' share price to reach $261.30 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.9%. 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 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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?

News articles about MCO stock have been trending positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a coverage optimism score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press 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 stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Moody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,390,000 shares, a drop of 14.3% from the January 15th total of 2,790,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 670,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 1.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. 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 Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Mastercard (MA), Netflix (NFLX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC) and Adobe (ADBE).

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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.76%), Fiera Capital Corp (3.48%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.99%), FMR LLC (2.96%), Capital International Investors (2.65%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.05%). 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 institutional 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, Capital International Investors, Principal Financial Group Inc., Baillie Gifford & Co., Windacre Partnership LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Boston Partners. 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 institutional investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Investec Asset Management LTD, Capital World Investors, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Fiera Capital Corp, FMR LLC, Marshfield Associates, Credit Suisse AG and Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS. 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 $286.82.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $54.15 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 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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  448 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  505 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  953
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 2/19/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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