NYSE:MCO - Moody's Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$182.84 -1.65 (-0.89 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 11:25 AM ET)
Previous Close$183.72
Today's Range$182.54 - $184.24
52-Week Range$125.07 - $184.96
Volume5,967 shs
Average Volume675,107 shs
Market Capitalization$35.06 billion
P/E Ratio30.22
Dividend Yield0.96%
MoodyMoody'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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance


Debt-to-Equity Ratio12.19
Current Ratio1.47
Quick Ratio1.47


Trailing P/E Ratio30.22
Forward P/E Ratio23.56
P/E Growth1.96

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.20 billion
Price / Sales8.35
Cash Flow$7.00 per share
Price / Cash26.12
Book Value($0.60) per share
Price / Book-304.73


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.07
Net Income$1.00 billion
Net Margins23.60%
Return on Equity-1,599.12%
Return on Assets15.73%


Outstanding Shares191,900,000
Market Cap$35,058.21

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 10th. Investors of record on Monday, August 20th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 17th. 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, topping the consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.22. The business services provider earned $1.13 billion during 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%. Moody's's quarterly revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.50 earnings per share. View Moody's' Earnings History.

When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July, 27th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

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 guidance of $7.68-7.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.71.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

10 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Moody's' stock. Their predictions range from $149.00 to $193.00. On average, they expect Moody's' stock price to reach $171.7273 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.1%. View Analyst Ratings for Moody's.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Moody's?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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, "Estimates have been going down ahead of Moody’s second quarter 2018 earnings release. As the company continues to invest in franchise and growth inorganically, elevated expense levels will likely hurt bottom line growth. However, the company remains well positioned to boost profitability on the back of its dominant position in the credit rating industry, diverse revenue base and disintermediation of credit markets. Also, the company's shares 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. Nonetheless, stricter regulatory landscapes and stiff competition across the credit rating industry continue to be major concerns. Further, stretched valuation indicates limited upside potential for the stock." (7/10/2018)
  • 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?

News headlines about MCO stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Moody's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.88 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.41%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.17%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.08%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.04%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%) and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.03%). 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 major investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Baillie Gifford & Co., Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Pensionfund Sabic, Welch & Forbes LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and Retirement Systems of Alabama. 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 major investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Carderock Capital Management Inc., Dorsey Wright & Associates, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Lenox Wealth Advisors LLC. 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 $182.88.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $35.06 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]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Moody's (NYSE MCO)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  351 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  389 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  740
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 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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