Moody's Corp. (MCO): Price and Financial Metrics

Moody's Corp. (MCO): $289.27

6.51 (+2.30%)

POWR Rating

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  • MCO scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 89.33% of US stocks.
  • MCO's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • MCO ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

MCO Stock Summary

  • Moodys Corp's market capitalization of $62,897,624,000 is ahead of 95.7% of US-listed equities.
  • MCO's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 140.89 -- higher than 83.13% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 10.12, Moodys Corp has a higher such ratio than 85.44% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MCO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are EMR, FISV, ADM, ROP, and NTR.
  • MCO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Moodys Corp's official web site, go to

MCO Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, MCO's price/sales ratio is 278.12% higher, now standing at 12.1.
  • MCO's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 9.8 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, MCO's price/earnings ratio has gone up 3.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MCO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MCO 2021-05-12 10.5 29.5 29.5 23.7
MCO 2019-06-17 8.2 295.2 27.8 22.3
MCO 2015-06-03 6.4 -59.1 22.1 14.8
MCO 2013-05-01 5.0 35.3 19.7 12.5
MCO 2013-01-17 4.7 38.2 19.0 12.2
MCO 2003-02-24 6.6 -35.6 23.1 12.9

MCO Growth Metrics

    Its year over year price growth rate is now at 36.43%.
  • The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 49.86%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 49.54%.
Over the past 52 months, MCO's revenue has gone up $2,237,300,000.

The table below shows MCO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 6,218 2,005 2,214
2021-09-30 5,969 2,364 2,101
2021-06-30 5,799 2,439 2,094
2021-03-31 5,681 2,477 2,026
2020-12-31 5,371 2,146 1,778
2020-09-30 5,313.8 1,967.5 1,823.4

MCO's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • MCO has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 96.9% of graded US stocks.
  • MCO's asset turnover comes in at 0.46 -- ranking 339th of 563 Business Services stocks.
  • FLNT, VRSN, and ICLK are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MCO.

The table below shows MCO's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.460 1 0.336
2021-06-30 0.472 1 0.340
2021-03-31 0.475 1 0.328
2020-12-31 0.460 1 0.294
2020-09-30 0.477 1 0.307
2020-06-30 0.491 1 0.309

MCO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MCO, see our MCO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $408.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.59 (Moderate Buy)

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MCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $289.27 52-week high $407.94
Prev. close $282.76 52-week low $276.79
Day low $281.79 Volume 1,505,900
Day high $289.33 Avg. volume 1,016,854
50-day MA $318.11 Dividend yield 0.97%
200-day MA $356.30 Market Cap 53.37B

Moody's Corp. (MCO) Company Bio

Moody's Corporation, often referred to as Moody's, is an American business and financial services company. It is the holding company for Moody's Investors Service (MIS), an American credit rating agency, and Moody's Analytics (MA), an American provider of financial analysis software and services. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Moody’s Corporation – Consensus Indicates Potential 29.6% Upside

Moody''s Corporation found using ticker (MCO) have now 15 analysts in total covering the stock. The consensus rating is ''Buy''. The target price ranges between 475 and 375 with a mean TP of 427.45. With the stocks previous close at 329.82 this would imply there is a potential upside of 29.6%. The 50 day moving average now sits at 366.44 while the 200 day moving average is 367.82. The company has a market cap of $61,462m. Visit the company website at: [stock_market_widget type="chart" symbol="MCO" chart="bar" range="6mo" interval="1d" line-color="rgb(49, 125, 189)"] The potential market cap would be $79,656m based on the market concensus. Moody''s Corporation operates as an integrated risk assessment firm worldwide. It operates in two segments, Moody''s Investors ...

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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Is Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.70

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MCO Price Returns

1-mo -12.10%
3-mo -10.18%
6-mo -24.43%
1-year -11.34%
3-year 56.20%
5-year 163.65%
YTD -25.59%
2021 35.57%
2020 23.26%
2019 71.26%
2018 -4.10%
2017 58.53%

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