Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for Moody’s Corporation (MCO)?


Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) went up by 0.44% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $305.95. The company’s stock price has collected -3.56% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 14 hours ago that Moody’s Corporation Reports Results for Third Quarter 2020

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Is It Worth Investing in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE :MCO) Right Now?

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 28.79 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MCO is at 1.19. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 15 who provided ratings for Moody’s Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $315.64, which is $50.42 above the current price. MCO currently public float of 187.02M and currently shorts hold a 1.04% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MCO was 604.22K shares.

MCO’s Market Performance

MCO stocks went down by -3.56% for the week, with a monthly drop of -9.26% and a quarterly performance of -6.51%, while its annual performance rate touched 20.51%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.68% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.43% for Moody’s Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -7.57% for MCO stocks with a simple moving average of -0.42% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MCO

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MCO stocks, with Credit Suisse repeating the rating for MCO by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for MCO in the upcoming period, according to Credit Suisse is $285 based on the research report published on May 29th of the current year 2020.

Oppenheimer, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MCO reach a price target of $290. The rating they have provided for MCO stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on May 19th, 2020.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Equal-Weight” to MCO, setting the target price at $224 in the report published on January 07th of the current year.

MCO Trading at -7.84% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MCO to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -14.04% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.43%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.68%, as shares sank -10.39% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.63% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MCO fell by -3.56%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +3.94% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $283.02. In addition, Moody’s Corporation saw 10.78% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MCO starting from West Michael L, who sale 540 shares at the price of $284.80 back on Aug 17. After this action, West Michael L now owns 7,985 shares of Moody’s Corporation, valued at $153,792 using the latest closing price.

GOGGINS JOHN J, the EVP and General Counsel of Moody’s Corporation, sale 11,700 shares at $274.14 during a trade that took place back on Aug 10, which means that GOGGINS JOHN J is holding 18,418 shares at $3,207,438 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MCO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +42.97 for the present operating margin
  • +67.14 for the gross margin

The net margin for Moody’s Corporation stands at +29.45. The total capital return value is set at 31.15, while invested capital returns managed to touch 23.00. Equity return is now at value 256.40, with 16.40 for asset returns.

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Based on Moody’s Corporation (MCO), the company’s capital structure generated 1,005.72 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 90.96. Total debt to assets is 59.96, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 991.18. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 89.64.

When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.34, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.12. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.57 and the total asset turnover is 0.49. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.92.

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