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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MCO. The most optimistic price target was 140, which equates to a potential upside of 5.04 percent. The lowest price target was 117, implying potential capital losses of -12.21 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.39 percent. That number becomes -5.58 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 3.2 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.08 percent.

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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 7 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 124.42 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. MCO has a PEG ratio of 0.44.

In the last 52-weeks, MCO has achieved a high of 135.20 and a low of 93.51. Today's price is 42.53 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.42 percent lower than its 52-week high. MCO has a P/E 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 market cap of MCO is $25.46 billion. MCO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.