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NYSE:MCO - Moody's Stock Price, Forecast & News

$255.21
-2.73 (-1.06 %)
(As of 01/24/2020 03:52 PM ET)
Today's Range
$254.39
Now: $255.21
$258.68
50-Day Range
$229.08
MA: $242.00
$257.63
52-Week Range
$153.69
Now: $255.21
$258.51
Volume22,117 shs
Average Volume595,250 shs
Market Capitalization$48.18 billion
P/E Ratio37.37
Dividend Yield0.78%
Beta1.23
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.44 billion
Cash Flow$8.42 per share
Book Value$3.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.31 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$48.18 billion
Next Earnings Date2/12/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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, October 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, November 21st will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Thursday, December 12th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 20th. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The business services provider reported $2.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.99 by $0.16. The business services provider earned $1.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.18 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 28.20% and a return on equity of 270.17%. The company's revenue was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.69 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 Wednesday, February 12th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

How can I listen to Moody's' earnings call?

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

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $192.00 to $260.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' stock price to reach $225.90 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Moody's.

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

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 5 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. 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?

News headlines about MCO stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a news impact score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Moody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,790,000 shares, an increase of 59.4% from the December 15th total of 1,750,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 652,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.3 days. Currently, 1.5% of the company's stock are short sold. 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), Home Depot (HD), Mastercard (MA), Broadcom (AVGO), Walt Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), Mcdonald's (MCD), Visa (V) and Starbucks (SBUX).

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. 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

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.19%), Strs Ohio (0.08%), Ironvine Capital Partners LLC (0.06%), State of Michigan Retirement System (0.06%), Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.05%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, Darrell Duffie, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Mark Almeida, Melanie Hughes, 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 Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Scout Investments Inc., Tuttle Tactical Management, Strs Ohio, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include John J Goggins, Mark Almeida, Melanie Hughes, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor 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 Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Central Bank & Trust Co., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, AdvisorShares Investments LLC, AE Wealth Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Cerebellum GP LLC and Advisors Preferred LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $255.79.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $48.29 billion and generates $4.44 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.39 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 13,000 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Moody's (NYSE MCO)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  440 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  497 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  937
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 1/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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