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

$277.83
+5.06 (+1.86 %)
(As of 02/16/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$273.00
Now: $277.83
$278.00
50-Day Range
$237.39
MA: $253.86
$273.41
52-Week Range
$166.01
Now: $277.83
$278.00
Volume931,939 shs
Average VolumeN/A
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E Ratio37.44
Dividend YieldN/A
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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…

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Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance
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CUSIP61536910
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Employees13,000
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)
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 Thursday, February 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 25th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Wednesday, March 18th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.81%. 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.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 12th. The business services provider reported $2.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.08. The business services provider earned $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.21 billion. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 16.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.63 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, April 22nd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

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

Moody's updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 12th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.10-9.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.10. The company issued revenue guidance of mid single digits (cons +5%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.07 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

11 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $205.00 to $294.00. On average, they expect Moody's' share price to reach $252.80 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.0%. 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 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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?

Media headlines about MCO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage 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 stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Moody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,390,000 shares, a decline of 14.3% from the January 15th total of 2,790,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 670,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 1.3% 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), Netflix (NFLX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE) and Broadcom (AVGO).

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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.76%), Fiera Capital Corp (3.48%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.99%), FMR LLC (2.96%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.05%) and Investec Asset Management LTD (1.34%). 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Principal Financial Group Inc., Baillie Gifford & Co., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Boston Partners, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Assetmark Inc.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Investec Asset Management LTD, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Fiera Capital Corp, FMR LLC, Credit Suisse AG, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and GUARDCAP ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd. 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 $277.83.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Moody's (NYSE MCO)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  447 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  505 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  952
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 2/16/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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