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Moody's Stock Forecast, Price & News

-5.51 (-2.02 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $266.65
50-Day Range
MA: $280.31
52-Week Range
Now: $266.65
Volume806,848 shs
Average Volume894,263 shs
Market Capitalization$50.08 billion
P/E Ratio27.75
Dividend Yield0.82%
Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings and assessment services; 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 and provides assessment services on various debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations, such as various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs. This segment provides ratings in approximately 130 countries. Its ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems used by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2019, this segment had ratings relationships with approximately 4,900 non-financial corporate issuers; 4,100 financial institutions issuers; 17,200 public finance issuers; and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers, as well as 9,500 structured finance transactions. The Moody's Analytics segment develops a range of products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets; and offers subscription based research, data, and analytical products comprising credit ratings, credit research, quantitative credit scores and other analytical tools, economic research and forecasts, business intelligence and company information products, and commercial real estate data and analytical tools. It also offers software solutions, as well as related risk management services; and offshore analytical and research services with learning solutions 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.


Overall MarketRank

1.93 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

276th out of 1,651 stocks

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies, Mercantile Reporting Agencies, Industry

2nd out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.83 billion
Cash Flow$9.01 per share
Book Value$4.40 per share


Net Income$1.42 billion


Market Cap$50.08 billion
Next Earnings Date2/10/2021 (Estimated)
-5.51 (-2.02 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Moody's' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Moody's' stock was trading at $211.26 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MCO shares have increased by 26.2% and is now trading at $266.65.
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Is Moody's a buy right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Moody's stock.
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Wall Street analysts have given Moody's a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Moody's wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 10th 2021.
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How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) issued its earnings results on Thursday, October, 29th. The business services provider reported $2.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.19 by $0.50. The business services provider had revenue of $1.36 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. Moody's had a return on equity of 170.55% and a net margin of 34.31%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.15 earnings per share.
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How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Monday, December 14th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 20th.
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Is Moody's a good dividend stock?

Moody's pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. The dividend payout ratio of Moody's is 27.02%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Moody's will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.81% next year. This indicates that Moody's will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Moody's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Moody's updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of 9.95-10.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $9.48.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

13 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Moody's' shares. Their forecasts range from $215.00 to $368.00. On average, they expect Moody's' share price to reach $299.58 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.4% from the stock's current price.
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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 Mastercard (MA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), The Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), The Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62, Pay $3.52M)
  • Mr. Mark Bradley Kaye, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 40, Pay $1.34M)
  • Mr. Robert Scott Fauber, Exec. VP, COO & Director (Age 50, Pay $2.18M)
  • Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 59, Pay $1.11M)
  • Mr. Mark E. Almeida, Special Advisor (Age 60, Pay $1.53M)
  • Mr. Stephen T. Tulenko, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 52, Pay $1.14M)
  • Mr. David A. Hogan, MD, Assistant Controller, Principal Accounting Officer & Interim Treasurer
  • Ms. Mona Breed, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Shivani Kak, Head of Investor Relations
  • Helene Gurian, Chief Compliance Officer

What is Moody's' stock symbol?

Moody's trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MCO."

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.09%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.05%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Contravisory Investment Management Inc. (0.01%) and IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include John J Goggins, Mark Almeida, Mark Kaye, Melanie Hughes, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor, Robert Fauber and Stephen T Tulenko.
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Which major investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Park National Corp OH, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Sowell Financial Services LLC, and Huntington National Bank. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include John J Goggins, Mark Kaye, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Robert Fauber, and Stephen T Tulenko.
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Which major investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Trust Walden Corp, Polianta Ltd, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, DAVENPORT & Co LLC, Professional Financial Advisors LLC, 4J Wealth Management LLC, and NuWave Investment Management LLC.
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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 WeBull, 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 $266.65.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $50.08 billion and generates $4.83 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.42 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.29 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 11,000 workers across the globe.

What is Moody's' official website?

The official website for Moody's is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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