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NYSE:MCOMoody's Stock Price, Forecast & News

$228.71
-0.45 (-0.20 %)
(As of 04/8/2020 02:34 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$228.67
Now: $228.71
$239.98
50-Day Range
$165.09
MA: $227.86
$285.31
52-Week Range
$164.19
Now: $228.71
$287.25
Volume1.01 million shs
Average Volume1.87 million shs
Market Capitalization$42.82 billion
P/E Ratio30.82
Dividend Yield1.07%
Beta1.18
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: 3.3Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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2.45 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.83 billion
Cash Flow$10.37 per share
Book Value$4.40 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.42 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees11,000
Market Cap$42.82 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Moody's' stock was trading at $211.26 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MCO stock has increased by 8.3% and is now trading at $228.71. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Moody's?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Moody's.

When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Moody's.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 12th. The business services provider reported $2.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.08. The business services provider earned $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.21 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 261.43% and a net margin of 29.44%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 16.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.63 EPS. View Moody's' earnings history.

How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's announced 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 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 24th. This is a boost from Moody's's previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. View Moody's' dividend history.

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

Moody's issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 11th. The company provided EPS guidance of $9.10-9.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $9.25.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

10 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $210.00 to $325.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' share price to reach $255.56 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets 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?

Headlines about MCO stock have trended very negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a news impact score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutMoody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 2,927,500 shares, an increase of 18.5% from the February 27th total of 2,470,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 898,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.3 days. Currently, 1.6% of the company's shares 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), Visa (V), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), 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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%), IBM Retirement Fund (0.00%), IMS Capital Management (0.00%) and Triangle Securities Wealth Management (0.00%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Mark Almeida, Melanie Hughes, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor, Robert Fauber and Stephen T Tulenko. View institutional ownership trends 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 IBM Retirement Fund, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Triangle Securities Wealth Management, and IMS Capital Management. 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 activity 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 $228.71.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $42.82 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. 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]

This page was last updated on 4/8/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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