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Moody's Stock Forecast, Price & News

$275.51
+1.85 (+0.68 %)
(As of 09/24/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$272.61
Now: $275.51
$278.86
50-Day Range
$273.66
MA: $284.09
$304.49
52-Week Range
$164.19
Now: $275.51
$305.95
Volume469,489 shs
Average Volume933,296 shs
Market Capitalization$51.71 billion
P/E Ratio30.18
Dividend Yield0.82%
Beta1.14
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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Moody

Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.40 out of 5 stars


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$9.04 per share
Book Value$4.40 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.42 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees11,000
Market Cap$51.71 billion
Next Earnings Date11/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$275.51
+1.85 (+0.68 %)
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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Moody's' stock was trading at $211.26 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MCO stock has increased by 30.4% and is now trading at $275.51.
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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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 30th. The business services provider reported $2.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.26 by $0.55. The business services provider earned $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 207.04% and a net margin of 33.38%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 18.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.07 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 Thursday, July 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, September 10th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 19th.
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What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Moody's issued an update on 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 earnings per share estimate of $8.70.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $215.00 to $358.00. On average, they expect Moody's' share price to reach $290.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.3% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,150,000 shares, a decline of 17.9% from the August 15th total of 1,400,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 631,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Approximately 0.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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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 Mastercard (MA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Visa (V), Walt Disney (DIS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.46%), BlackRock Inc. (5.80%), FMR LLC (3.04%), Akre Capital Management LLC (3.00%), Ninety One UK Ltd (1.33%) and Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK Ltd (0.95%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, John J Goggins, 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 Windacre Partnership LLC, Altarock Partners LLC, BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK Ltd, GUARDCAP ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include John J Goggins, 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 Vanguard Group Inc., Viking Global Investors LP, Senator Investment Group LP, Nordea Investment Management AB, FMR LLC, Sarasin & Partners LLP, SeaTown Holdings Pte. Ltd., and AMF Pensionsforsakring AB.
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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 $275.51.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $51.71 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 9/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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