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

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$177.89 -4.10 (-2.25 %)
(As of 03/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$177.89
Today's Range$177.69 - $180.97
52-Week Range$129.26 - $187.98
Volume990,215 shs
Average Volume939,706 shs
Market Capitalization$33.59 billion
P/E Ratio24.07
Dividend Yield1.12%
Beta1.28
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.

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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$8.4993 per share
Book Value$3.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.31 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$33.59 billion
Next Earnings Date4/26/2019 (Estimated)
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. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 22nd. This is an increase 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) announced its earnings results on Friday, February, 15th. The business services provider reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.08. The business services provider had revenue of $1.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 268.11% and a net margin of 29.48%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.51 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, 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 earnings per share 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 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Moody's' shares. Their predictions range from $135.00 to $193.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' stock price to reach $166.3333 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.5%. 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?

News coverage about MCO stock has been trending neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a media sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

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), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), Starbucks (SBUX), Adobe (ADBE), Mcdonald's (MCD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Procter & Gamble (PG).

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 variety 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 FMR LLC (2.07%). 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 and Robert Fauber. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Moody's.

Which institutional 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 and Raymond W Mcdaniel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

Which institutional investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, FMR LLC, Windacre Partnership LLC, BlackRock Inc., Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC and Rings Capital Management 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $177.89.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $33.59 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.

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:  387 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  451 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  838
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This page was last updated on 3/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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