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

Moody's Corporation (MCO): $348.76

-6.59 (-1.85%)

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  • MCO scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 97.22% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MCO is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • MCO's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 19.44% of US stocks).

MCO Stock Summary

  • MCO has a market capitalization of $65,690,352,000 -- more than approximately 96.11% of US stocks.
  • MCO's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 85.36% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Moodys Corp's share price is greater than that of just 10.79% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Moodys Corp are AON, COF, TFC, SHW, and ICE.
  • MCO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Moodys Corp's official web site, go to

MCO Valuation Summary

  • MCO's price/sales ratio is 11.6; this is 231.43% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MCO's price/earnings ratio has gone down $1.6.
  • Over the past 243 months, MCO's price/earnings ratio has gone down $1.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MCO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MCO 2014-03-28 5.6 49.2 20.6 13.4
MCO 2010-05-17 2.7 -9.4 12.0 7.9
MCO 2007-03-13 8.1 99.1 22.0 13.1
MCO 2002-04-04 7.9 -20.6 29.5 16.1
MCO 2002-01-16 8.4 -21.0 32.0 18.0
MCO 2001-12-11 7.7 -19.1 29.1 16.4

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 $352.83 Average Broker Recommendation 1.53 (Moderate Buy)

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MCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $348.76 52-week high $357.24
Prev. close $355.35 52-week low $253.17
Day low $345.03 Volume 1,054,000
Day high $352.56 Avg. volume 763,993
50-day MA $330.54 Dividend yield 0.71%
200-day MA $294.21 Market Cap 65.29B

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:
$348.76$168.45 -49%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Moodys Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Moodys Corp ranked in the 37th 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 3%; for context, that number is higher than 36.57% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Financial Services), Moodys Corp has a reliance on debt greater than just 23.75% of them.

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

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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.

Moody’s Corporation Elects Zig Serafin to Board of Directors

NEW YORK, Jun 17, 2021--Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that Zig Serafin has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective July 14, 2021.

Yahoo | June 17, 2021

Hedge Funds Are Selling Moody’s Corporation (MCO)

In this article we will check out the progression of hedge fund sentiment towards Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) and determine whether it is a good investment right now. We at Insider Monkey like to examine what billionaires and hedge funds think of a company before spending days of research on it. Given their 2 and 20 […]

Yahoo | June 16, 2021

Moody’s Analytics Adds CMBS Data to CRE Solutions

NEW YORK, Jun 15, 2021--Moody’s Analytics has integrated commercial mortgage-backed securities loan-level data across its commercial real estate solutions.

Yahoo | June 15, 2021

Moody’s Highlights Its Commitment to Sustainability Leadership

NEW YORK, Jun 14, 2021--Today Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) released its inaugural Stakeholder Sustainability and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) reports, which highlight its ongoing commitment to sustainability leadership by placing sustainability considerations at the core of its global business and operations.

Yahoo | June 14, 2021

Moody’s Analytics to Provide CMBS Cash Flow Data for Citi Velocity Platform

NEW YORK, Jun 11, 2021--Moody’s Analytics to provide CMBS cash flow data for Citi Velocity platform

Yahoo | June 11, 2021

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MCO Price Returns

1-mo 6.66%
3-mo 21.42%
6-mo 25.59%
1-year 27.76%
3-year 106.78%
5-year 272.77%
YTD 20.66%
2020 23.26%
2019 71.26%
2018 -4.10%
2017 58.53%
2016 -4.56%

MCO Dividends

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