NYSE:MCO - Moody's Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $167.96 -1.30 (-0.77 %) (As of 02/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$169.26Today's Range$166.01 - $169.6452-Week Range$129.26 - $187.98Volume978,525 shsAverage Volume1.00 million shsMarket Capitalization$32.18 billionP/E Ratio27.67Dividend Yield1.04%Beta1.27 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive MCO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MCO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies, Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:MCO Previous Symbol CUSIP61536910 Webwww.moodys.com Phone212-553-0300Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio7.40 Current Ratio1.38 Quick Ratio1.38Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio27.67 Forward P/E Ratio22.45 P/E Growth1.94 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$4.20 billion Price / Sales7.65 Cash Flow$7.1381 per share Price / Cash Flow23.53 Book Value($0.60) per share Price / Book-279.93Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.07 Net Income$1.00 billion Net Margins23.85% Return on Equity412.48% Return on Assets16.25%Miscellaneous Employees12,000 Outstanding Shares191,600,000Market Cap$32.18 billion OptionableOptionable 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Monday, March 18th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 22nd. This is a boost from Moody's's previous quarterly dividend of $0.44. View Moody's' Dividend History. How were Moody's' earnings last quarter? Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 15th. The business services provider reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.08. The business services provider earned $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 412.48% and a net margin of 23.85%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.51 EPS. 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, April 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's. What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings? Moody's issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 15th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.85-8.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $7.88. Moody's also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $7.85-8.10 EPS. What price target have analysts set for MCO? 10 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Moody's' stock. Their predictions range from $135.00 to $193.00. On average, they expect Moody's' share price to reach $165.2222 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.6%. View Analyst Price Targets 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 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We maintain our Neutral rating on MCO and our $145 PT*. Moody’s reported lower than expected 4Q18 results, including underperformance in the ratings business due to U.S. corporate debt issuance declining in 4Q18. The decline is not a surprise given inner quarter data points and SPGI’s (Overweight) reads during their last earnings call. Management issued 2019 guidance. We look to the conference call for further color on the issuance market particularly corporate, an update on the Analytics business, the margin profile, capital allocation, and updates on the acquisition integration. MCO shares are up 5% intraday versus 1% ." (2/15/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Moody’s have underperformed the industry over the past six months. The company has an impressive earnings surprise history as it surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters. Earnings estimates have remained stable ahead of the company's fourth quarter 2018 results. While the company remains well positioned to boost profitability on the back of its dominant position in the credit rating industry, diverse revenue base, strategic acquisitions and disintermediation of credit markets, stricter regulatory landscape, slowdown in bond issuances and stiff competition across the credit rating industry continue to be major concerns. Further, as it continues to invest in franchise and grow inorganically, expenses are expected to remain elevated, thereby hurting bottom-line growth to some extent." (1/3/2019) Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about MCO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a media sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, 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 some of Moody's' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Moody's include S&P Global (SPGI), Equifax (EFX), TransUnion (TRU), Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), Pra Group (PRAA) and CreditRiskMonitor.Com (CRMZ). Who are Moody's' key executives? Moody's' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 61)Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 58)Mr. Mark E. Almeida, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 59)Mr. Robert Scott Fauber, Pres of Moody's Investors Service (Age 49)Mr. Mark Bradley Kaye, Sr. VP & CFO Who are Moody's' major shareholders? Moody's' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.27%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.92%), Fiera Capital Corp (3.22%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (3.13%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.74%) and Harris Associates L P (1.99%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, 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 Millennium Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc., Boston Partners, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Manor Road Capital Partners LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and APG Asset Management N.V.. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include Blair Worrall, Darrell Duffie, 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Windacre Partnership LLC, BlackRock Inc., Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Fiera Capital Corp and Mackenzie Financial Corp. 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 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 $167.96. How big of a company is Moody's? Moody's has a market capitalization of $32.18 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. 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Moody's (NYSE MCO)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 382 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 446 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 828MarketBeat'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. 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