Moody's Corporation (MCO): Price and Financial Metrics

Moody's Corporation (MCO)

Today's Latest Price: $285.39 USD

0.86 (0.30%)

Updated Oct 20 4:03pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank

Industry Rank:

Ranked of 232 in Financial Services (Enterprise)

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MCO Stock Summary

  • Moodys Corp's market capitalization of $53,406,281,000 is ahead of 96.25% of US-listed equities.
  • Moodys Corp's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 91.42% of US listed stocks.
  • MCO's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 97.38% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Moodys Corp are ADP, NOC, SHW, HUM, and ECL.
  • Visit MCO's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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MCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $285.39 52-week high $305.95
Prev. close $284.53 52-week low $164.19
Day low $282.59 Volume 475,917
Day high $288.65 Avg. volume 895,065
50-day MA $286.71 Dividend yield 0.79%
200-day MA $263.45 Market Cap 53.57B

Moody's Corporation (MCO) Company Bio

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The company was founded in 1900 and is based in New York, New York.

MCO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$285.39$143.43 -50%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for MCO, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Moodys Corp ranked in the 30th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Moodys Corp ended up being:

  • MCO's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 33.66% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Financial Services), Moodys Corp has a reliance on debt greater than only 23.14% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

Want more companies with a valuation profile/forecast similar to that of Moodys Corp? See NHLD, AMK, OCSI, MSCI, and MMC.

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Latest MCO News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Moodys Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MCO as an investment opportunity.

A Deep Dive Into Moody's: A Triple-A Company

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Jayus Research on Seeking Alpha | September 14, 2020

Moody's (MCO) Presents At UBS Financial Services Virtual Conference - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Moody's Corporation in conjunction with this event....

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | August 12, 2020

Investors Who Bought Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Up 157%

The worst result, after buying shares in a company (assuming no leverage), would be if you lose all the money you put...

Yahoo | July 31, 2020

Moody's Corporation Reports Results for Second Quarter 2020

Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) today announced results for the second quarter of 2020, as well as updated its outlook for full year 2020.

Yahoo | July 30, 2020

Bond Traders Aim to Separate Distress from Doom

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- If bond traders’ performance in the second quarter of 2020 was about buying into an indiscriminate rally in all corners of the debt markets, the second half of the year could be defined by sorting out the companies that are merely distressed from those that are ultimately doomed.Investment-grade bonds have become almost a commoditized asset class, given the Federal Reserve’s $750 billion pledge to purchase a broad index of securities to support “market functioning” and provide direct financing to companies as a last resort. Investors have grown so comfortable with this arrangement (which is supposed to end after September but could easily be extended) that the average yield on high-grade corporate debt fell below 2% on July 16 for the first time in the 48-year his...

Yahoo | July 22, 2020

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MCO Price Returns

1-mo 1.63%
3-mo -2.57%
6-mo 19.40%
1-year 31.24%
3-year 101.83%
5-year 205.58%
YTD 20.96%
2019 71.26%
2018 -4.10%
2017 58.53%
2016 -4.56%
2015 6.10%

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