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Last close prices updated as of Feb 03, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 324.36
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Financial Data & Stock Exchanges
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 318.04  –  325.28
  • Year Range 230.16  –  354.81
  • Market Cap 59.4228 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.1 Mil /  748,278.3
  • Price / Sales 10.96
  • Price / Book 23.59
  • Forward Div Yield 0.95%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.10%

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Weak Bond Issuance Continues to Weigh on Moody's Results, but Modest Ratings Revenue Growth in 2023

Rajiv Bhatia Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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As expected, revenue declined meaningfully for wide-moat Moody’s amid soft bond issuance impacting the ratings business. Organic constant currency revenue declined 13% to $1.29 billion as ratings revenue declined 32%. Moody’s Analytics acted as a partial buffer to the vicissitudes of the ratings business with steady revenue growth and operating margin expansion. As we tweak our model, we are increasing our fair value estimate to $315 from $290 to reflect a bond issuance rebound, solid results at Moody’s Analytics, and time value of money.

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Company Profile MCO

Business Description

Moody’s, along with S&P Ratings, is a leading provider of credit ratings on fixed income securities. Moody’s ratings segment, known as Moody’s Investors Service or MIS, includes corporates, structured finance, financial institutions, and public finance ratings. MIS represents a majority of the firm’s revenue and profits. Moody’s other segment is Moody’s Analytics and consists of Research, Data, and Analytics or RD&A and Enterprise Risk Solutions or ERS. RD&A’s products include credit research, quantitative credit scores, economic research, business intelligence, know your customer (KYC) tools, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and training services. ERS includes risk management software solutions to financial institutions.

7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY, 10007
Industry Financial Data & Stock Exchanges
Employees 14,571

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FAQs for Moody's Corporation Stock

Yes. MCO has a forward dividend yield of 0.95%. See MCO’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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MCO’s market cap is 59.42 Bil.
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MCO’s stock style is Large Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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MCO’s price/sales is 10.96.
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MCO’s price/forward earnings is 34.48.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

MCO’s price/book is 23.59.
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MCO’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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