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

-1.01 (-0.47 %)
(As of 10/23/2019 10:37 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $212.19
50-Day Range
MA: $212.43
52-Week Range
Now: $212.19
Volume5,308 shs
Average Volume842,903 shs
Market Capitalization$40.15 billion
P/E Ratio28.71
Dividend Yield0.91%
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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.44 billion
Cash Flow$8.22 per share
Book Value$3.43 per share


Net Income$1.31 billion


Market Cap$40.15 billion
Next Earnings Date10/30/2019 (Confirmed)

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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. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 21st will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Thursday, December 12th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) issued its earnings results 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 analyst estimates of $1.20 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 27.66% and a return on equity of 266.42%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $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 Wednesday, October 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

How can I listen to Moody's' earnings call?

Moody's will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 30th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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 guidance of $7.95-8.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.92.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $165.00 to $245.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' stock price to reach $204.09 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.8%. 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, 6 hold ratings and 4 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 coverage about MCO stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of 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 positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage 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 company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Moody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,280,000 shares, a decline of 5.8% from the August 30th total of 2,420,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 792,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.9 days. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the company 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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), Starbucks (SBUX), Adobe (ADBE), Walt Disney (DIS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.21%), YCG LLC (0.11%), Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc. (0.10%), Strs Ohio (0.08%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.08%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.06%). 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 Scout Investments Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc., YCG LLC, Regent Investment Management LLC and Tuttle Tactical Management. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Rockland Trust Co.. 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 $212.19.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $40.15 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:  424 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  489 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  913
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 10/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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