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 maximum price target given was 140, implying potential capital gains of 5.04 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 117, implying potential capital losses of -12.21 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 7 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of MCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 124.42 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MCO is 0.44.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MCO hit 135.20 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 93.51. Currently the stock is 42.53 percent higher than its low, and 1.42 percent below the 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 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.