Moody's (MCO) Competitors

$379.96
-2.21 (-0.58%)
(As of 11:58 AM ET)

MCO vs. BMO, EQIX, USB, SAN, BBVA, APO, CME, ICE, SMFG, and AON

Should you be buying Moody's stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Moody's include Bank of Montreal (BMO), Equinix (EQIX), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Banco Santander (SAN), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Apollo Global Management (APO), CME Group (CME), Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), and AON (AON). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Moody's vs.

Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) and Moody's (NYSE:MCO) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, community ranking, dividends, profitability, valuation, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

Moody's has a net margin of 27.16% compared to Moody's' net margin of 7.40%. Bank of Montreal's return on equity of 55.23% beat Moody's' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank of Montreal7.40% 11.89% 0.64%
Moody's 27.16%55.23%12.52%

Bank of Montreal has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moody's has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

45.8% of Bank of Montreal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.1% of Moody's shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Bank of Montreal shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Moody's shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Bank of Montreal received 20 more outperform votes than Moody's when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 59.59% of users gave Moody's an outperform vote while only 57.19% of users gave Bank of Montreal an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Bank of MontrealOutperform Votes
545
57.19%
Underperform Votes
408
42.81%
Moody'sOutperform Votes
525
59.59%
Underperform Votes
356
40.41%

Bank of Montreal has higher revenue and earnings than Moody's. Bank of Montreal is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Moody's, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Bank of Montreal$50.48B1.36$3.24B$5.2417.90
Moody's$5.92B11.79$1.61B$8.7343.78

In the previous week, Moody's had 13 more articles in the media than Bank of Montreal. MarketBeat recorded 18 mentions for Moody's and 5 mentions for Bank of Montreal. Moody's' average media sentiment score of 1.35 beat Bank of Montreal's score of 0.72 indicating that Bank of Montreal is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Bank of Montreal
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Moody's
10 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Bank of Montreal presently has a consensus target price of $131.00, indicating a potential upside of 39.63%. Moody's has a consensus target price of $397.75, indicating a potential upside of 4.07%. Given Moody's' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Bank of Montreal is more favorable than Moody's.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank of Montreal
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Moody's
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.69

Bank of Montreal pays an annual dividend of $3.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Moody's pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Bank of Montreal pays out 62.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Moody's pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Bank of Montreal has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Moody's has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Summary

Moody's beats Bank of Montreal on 13 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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MCO vs. The Competition

MetricMoody'sConsumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies, IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$69.21B$35.65B$8.28B$17.29B
Dividend Yield0.90%1.06%10.51%3.56%
P/E Ratio43.7825.8458.5221.37
Price / Sales11.795.003,557.0810.30
Price / Cash31.6115.7227.8114.99
Price / Book20.115.442.394.93
Net Income$1.61B$661.52M$994.34M$963.51M
7 Day Performance1.80%0.35%2.36%2.52%
1 Month Performance-1.41%-4.64%-1.05%-1.85%
1 Year Performance26.28%0.00%12.71%90.34%

Moody's Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BMO
Bank of Montreal
4.8596 of 5 stars
$91.13
-1.7%
$131.00
+43.8%
+2.8%$66.46B$50.48B17.3956,000Positive News
EQIX
Equinix
4.7515 of 5 stars
$742.14
-0.3%
$868.72
+17.1%
+6.9%$70.22B$8.19B71.9813,151Upcoming Earnings
USB
U.S. Bancorp
4.9463 of 5 stars
$40.99
-1.1%
$47.41
+15.7%
+22.2%$63.87B$40.62B12.5075,465Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
SAN
Banco Santander
3.6277 of 5 stars
$4.57
-1.5%
N/A+29.7%$72.24B$62.14B6.52212,764Gap Up
High Trading Volume
BBVA
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
2.9087 of 5 stars
$10.51
-1.5%
N/A+54.2%$62.67B$31.97B7.56121,486Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
APO
Apollo Global Management
4.7035 of 5 stars
$107.82
+0.2%
$113.25
+5.0%
+79.1%$61.26B$32.64B12.824,879Analyst Report
CME
CME Group
4.5977 of 5 stars
$206.48
+0.1%
$215.70
+4.5%
+14.3%$74.33B$5.58B23.283,565
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange
4.9893 of 5 stars
$129.89
-0.5%
$147.08
+13.2%
+22.1%$74.37B$9.90B30.9313,222
SMFG
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
3.1856 of 5 stars
$11.17
-3.1%
N/A+35.4%$74.67B$45.46B12.69106,000News Coverage
Gap Down
AON
AON
4.4014 of 5 stars
$304.09
-0.4%
$335.36
+10.3%
-6.5%$60.30B$13.38B24.3750,000Upcoming Earnings

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This page (NYSE:MCO) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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