Analyst Ratings for Moody's Corp. (MCO)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, MCO received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MCO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 140, implying a possible profit of 5.04 percent. The minimum price target given was 117, which equates to a potential downside of -12.21 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.39 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.58 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.2 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.08 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 7 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of MCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 124.42 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MCO has a PEG ratio of 0.44.

MCO has traded between a high of 135.20 and a low of 93.51 over the past year. Currently the stock is 42.53 percent higher than its low, and 1.42 percent lower than its 52-week high. MCO has a price/earnings ratio of 54.4. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MCO value stock report compares MCO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $25.46 billion. MCO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.