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NYSE:MCO

Moody's Stock Forecast, Price & News

$266.19
-2.81 (-1.04 %)
(As of 10/27/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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$265.20
Now: $266.19
$272.33
50-Day Range
$269.00
MA: $284.97
$295.18
52-Week Range
$164.19
Now: $266.19
$305.95
Volume585,596 shs
Average Volume890,328 shs
Market Capitalization$49.96 billion
P/E Ratio29.16
Dividend Yield0.83%
Beta1.12
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.60 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance
SectorFinance
CUSIP61536910
Phone212-553-0300
Employees11,000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.83 billion
Cash Flow$8.86 per share
Book Value$4.40 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.42 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$49.96 billion
Next Earnings Date10/29/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$266.19
-2.81 (-1.04 %)
(As of 10/27/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Moody's' stock was trading at $211.26 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MCO stock has increased by 26.0% and is now trading at $266.19.
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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 Thursday, October 29th 2020.
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How can I listen to Moody's' earnings call?

Moody's will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 29th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 30th. The business services provider reported $2.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.26 by $0.55. The business services provider had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.23 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 207.04% and a net margin of 33.38%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 18.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company 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. Stockholders 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 0.84%. 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 updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $8.80-9.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.70.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $215.00 to $368.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' share price to reach $294.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.5% from the stock's current price.
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Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about MCO stock has trended extremely negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a media sentiment score of -4.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.
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Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,940,000 shares, an increase of 42.6% from the September 15th total of 1,360,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 594,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.3 days. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), The Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc. (0.10%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.09%), State of Michigan Retirement System (0.06%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.06%), Baskin Financial Services Inc. (0.06%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, 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 Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Alberta Investment Management Corp, Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV, Xponance Inc., and Pacer Advisors Inc.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Stanley Laman Group Ltd., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Fortem Financial Group LLC, Baskin Financial Services Inc., and State of Michigan Retirement System.
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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 $266.19.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $49.96 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 10/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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