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Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) went up by 1.53% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $407.94. The company’s stock price has collected -1.20% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 11/23/21 that Meridiam and Allego Close the First-of-its-Kind Special Purpose Project Finance Vehicle to Establish a Network of More than 2000 Electric Vehicle Charge Points across France

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 35.16 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MCO is at 1.17. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 9 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for Moody’s Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $431.19, which is $34.94 above the current price. MCO currently public float of 185.41M and currently shorts hold a 0.94% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MCO was 528.47K shares.

MCO’s Market Performance

MCO stocks went down by -1.20% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.56% and a quarterly performance of 4.57%, while its annual performance rate touched 44.53%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.22% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.26% for Moody’s Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.19% for MCO stocks with a simple moving average of 12.80% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MCO

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MCO stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for MCO by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for MCO in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $392 based on the research report published on July 29th of the current year 2021.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MCO reach a price target of $409. The rating they have provided for MCO stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on July 08th, 2021.

Raymond James gave a rating of “Outperform” to MCO, setting the target price at $337 in the report published on April 01st of the current year.

MCO Trading at 3.86% 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 -3.78% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.26%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.22%, as shares sank -0.03% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.34% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MCO fell by -1.20%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +41.77% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $391.76. In addition, Moody’s Corporation saw 35.24% 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 Kaye Mark, who sale 316 shares at the price of $398.28 back on Nov 18. After this action, Kaye Mark now owns 4,585 shares of Moody’s Corporation, valued at $125,856 using the latest closing price.

West Michael L, the President, Moody’s Investors of Moody’s Corporation, sale 180 shares at $399.92 during a trade that took place back on Nov 16, which means that West Michael L is holding 6,321 shares at $71,985 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MCO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +45.56 for the present operating margin
  • +68.44 for the gross margin

The net margin for Moody’s Corporation stands at +33.10. The total capital return value is set at 31.18, while invested capital returns managed to touch 23.56. Equity return is now at value 102.30, with 16.20 for asset returns.

Based on Moody’s Corporation (MCO), the company’s capital structure generated 442.51 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 81.57. Total debt to assets is 55.95, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 436.52. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 80.46.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 12.75, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.12. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.77 and the total asset turnover is 0.47. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.03.

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