Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related 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 comprising various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs. This segment provides ratings in approximately 120 countries. Its ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems for use by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had ratings relationships with approximately 4,700 non-financial corporate issuers; 4Moody´s Latin America Agente de Calificación de Riesgo S.A. ,100 financial institutions issuers; 18,000 sovereign, sub-sovereign, and supranational public finance issuers; and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers, as well as rated 11,000 structured finance transactions. The Moody's Analytics segment develops products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets; and distributes research and data, such as research on debt issuers, industry studies, and commentary on topical credit related events. This segment also offers economic research, and credit data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services; and offshore research and analytical services with financial training 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Trailing P/E Ratio29.13
Forward P/E Ratio22.78
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$4.20 billion
Price / Sales8.07
Cash Flow$6.9937 per share
Price / Cash25.28
Book Value($0.60) per share
Price / Book-294.67
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.07
Net Income$1.00 billion
Return on Equity-1,599.12%
Return on Assets15.73%
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 24th. Investors of record on Monday, May 21st will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Monday, June 11th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 18th. View Moody's' Dividend History.
How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?
Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 27th. The business services provider reported $2.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.22. The business services provider had revenue of $1.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 23.60% and a negative return on equity of 1,599.12%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.50 earnings per share. View Moody's' Earnings History.
When is Moody's' next earnings date?
What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?
Moody's issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.68-7.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $7.71.
What price target have analysts set for MCO?
11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $149.00 to $190.00. On average, they expect Moody's' share price to reach $171.1818 in the next twelve months. 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 significantly outperformed the industry over the past six months. This price performance is supported by impressive earnings surprise history as the company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. Estimates have revised up lately ahead of the company's first-quarter 2018 earnings release. It remains well positioned to improve profitability on the back of its dominant position in the credit rating industry, diverse revenue base and disintermediation of credit markets. Inorganic growth strategy and resultant synergies will further support top-line. However, elevated expense levels as it continues to invest in franchise and growth inorganically will likely hurt bottom line. Also, stricter regulatory landscapes and stiff competition across the credit rating industry continue to be major concerns." (4/20/2018)
- 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "4Q17 revenues and EPS top expectations. Total revenue was $1,165 mn, up 23.7% y/y, vs. the FactSet consensus of $1,070.5 mn. Revenues had a 3% positive impact from currency. We estimate organic growth was 14% in constant currency (cc), excluding contribution from the recently acquired BvD. Adjusted EPS of $1.51 grew 23.3% y/y, and was above the consensus of $1.44. Adjusted operating margin of 44.5% was down y/y from 45.0% and from 3Q17’s 46.9%, but above the consensus of 43.8%." (2/9/2018)
Who are some of Moody's' key competitors?
Who are Moody's' key executives?
Moody's' management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
- Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 57)
- Mr. Mark E. Almeida, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 58)
- Mr. Robert Scott Fauber, Pres of Moody's Investors Service (Age 48)
- Mr. Michael S. Crimmins, Sr. VP, Principal Accounting Officer, Corp. Controller & Interim Principal Financial Officer (Age 47)
Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media stories about MCO stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Moody's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.55 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.
Who are Moody's' major shareholders?
Moody's' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.69%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.45%), Fiera Capital Corp (2.90%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.81%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.60%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.97%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Lisa Westlake, Mark Almeida, 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., Windacre Partnership LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Northern Trust Corp, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and Fiera Capital Corp. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include Blair Worrall, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Michael S Crimmins, Raymond W Mcdaniel and Robert Fauber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.
Which institutional investors are buying Moody's stock?
MCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Winslow Capital Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Federated Investors Inc. PA and Boston Partners. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Moody's' stock price today?
One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $176.80.
How big of a company is Moody's?
Moody's has a market capitalization of $33.93 billion and generates $4.20 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.07 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 12,000 workers across the globe.
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]
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