• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $293.20
  • Forecasted Upside: -2.83 %
  • Number of Analysts: 14
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 7 Hold Ratings
  • 7 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for MCO

Analyst Price Target is $293.20
▼ -2.83% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 14 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Moody's in the last 3 months. The average price target is $293.20, with a high forecast of $352.00 and a low forecast of $235.00. The average price target represents a -2.83% upside from the last price of $301.73.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 14 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Moody's. This rating has held steady since October 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
12/2/2022BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$250.00 ➝ $275.00Low
11/23/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetNeutral$261.00 ➝ $295.00Low
11/23/2022OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$288.00 ➝ $310.00Low
11/17/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$255.00 ➝ $271.00Low
11/7/2022Atlantic SecuritiesBoost Target$290.00 ➝ $292.00Low
11/2/2022ArgusLower TargetBuy$340.00 ➝ $300.00Low
10/26/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetOutperform$329.00 ➝ $300.00Low
10/26/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$281.00 ➝ $255.00Low
10/26/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$303.00 ➝ $284.00Low
10/26/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Target$260.00 ➝ $267.00Low
10/26/2022Robert W. BairdLower Target$302.00 ➝ $289.00Low
10/26/2022BarclaysLower TargetEqual Weight$285.00 ➝ $250.00Low
10/21/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHold$324.00 ➝ $260.00Low
10/13/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Target$315.00 ➝ $290.00Low
10/12/2022Stifel NicolausLower TargetHold$259.00 ➝ $235.00Low
10/11/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$321.00 ➝ $303.00Low
10/5/2022OppenheimerLower Target$315.00Low
10/3/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetNeutral$296.00 ➝ $263.00Low
10/3/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$288.00 ➝ $281.00Low
9/27/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$283.00 ➝ $288.00Low
8/19/2022OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$313.00 ➝ $348.00Low
8/15/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$309.00 ➝ $352.00Low
8/10/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$324.00Low
7/27/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$298.00 ➝ $283.00Low
7/12/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$364.00 ➝ $327.00N/A
7/7/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$305.00 ➝ $298.00N/A
6/8/2022Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$370.00 ➝ $298.00Low
6/7/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower Target$344.00 ➝ $329.00Low
6/6/2022UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$308.00 ➝ $288.00Low
6/3/2022BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$350.00 ➝ $285.00Low
6/2/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$372.00 ➝ $324.00Medium
6/2/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower Target$331.00 ➝ $309.00Medium
6/2/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$318.00 ➝ $305.00Medium
5/3/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower Target$375.00 ➝ $331.00High
5/3/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$408.00 ➝ $372.00High
5/3/2022BarclaysLower Target$400.00 ➝ $350.00High
5/3/2022Robert W. BairdLower Target$363.00 ➝ $342.00High
5/3/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower Target$395.00 ➝ $350.00High
4/18/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$365.00 ➝ $375.00Low
4/7/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$439.00 ➝ $417.00Low
4/4/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$360.00 ➝ $350.00Medium
3/29/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageBuy$408.00Low
3/11/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetOutperform$402.00 ➝ $365.00High
3/11/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$378.00 ➝ $360.00High
3/11/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetOutperform$415.00 ➝ $395.00High
3/11/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$450.00 ➝ $400.00High
3/8/2022Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageOutperform$363.00Low
3/4/2022Stifel NicolausLower TargetHold$400.00 ➝ $385.00Low
2/14/2022BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetOutperform$430.00 ➝ $402.00Low
2/11/2022UBS GroupLower Target$408.00 ➝ $387.00High
2/11/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$417.00 ➝ $378.00High
2/11/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetOutperform$475.00 ➝ $415.00High
1/14/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost Target$428.00 ➝ $430.00High
1/10/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$436.00 ➝ $439.00High
1/5/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$402.00 ➝ $417.00High
10/29/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$414.00 ➝ $450.00Medium
10/29/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$428.00 ➝ $431.00Medium
10/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$372.00 ➝ $402.00Medium
10/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$425.00 ➝ $475.00Medium
10/19/2021William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
10/18/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$415.00 ➝ $423.00High
10/5/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$406.00 ➝ $416.00Low
9/7/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$406.00 ➝ $418.00High
7/29/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$406.00 ➝ $415.00Low
7/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$344.00 ➝ $372.00Low
7/29/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$387.00 ➝ $406.00Low
7/29/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$394.00 ➝ $406.00Low
7/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$325.00 ➝ $375.00Low
7/29/2021UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$383.00 ➝ $392.00Low
7/8/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Equal Weight$322.00 ➝ $344.00Medium
7/7/2021Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$409.00Low
7/7/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$341.00 ➝ $394.00High
7/6/2021Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$322.00 ➝ $376.00Low
5/5/2021ArgusBoost TargetBuy$325.00 ➝ $375.00Medium
4/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$301.00 ➝ $322.00High
4/29/2021OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$337.00 ➝ $357.00High
4/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$315.00 ➝ $325.00High
4/14/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$312.00 ➝ $348.00Low
4/12/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$292.00 ➝ $301.00Low
4/9/2021Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$296.00 ➝ $322.00Low
4/1/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$337.00Medium
3/24/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Hold$300.00 ➝ $315.00Medium
1/6/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$300.00 ➝ $292.00N/A
12/31/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingHoldN/A
12/17/2020BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$305.00 ➝ $320.00Low
11/30/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$300.00High
11/26/2020Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightLow
10/30/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$292.00 ➝ $300.00Low
10/12/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$275.00 ➝ $292.00Low
10/6/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy$358.00 ➝ $368.00High
10/2/2020Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$293.00 ➝ $296.00Medium
7/31/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy$344.00 ➝ $358.00High
7/31/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$278.00 ➝ $275.00Medium
7/29/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$261.00 ➝ $278.00Low
7/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$330.00High
7/8/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy$270.00 ➝ $344.00Medium
7/8/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$248.00 ➝ $261.00High
7/8/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Target$258.00 ➝ $295.00High
6/8/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$285.00 ➝ $298.00Medium
6/3/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$228.00 ➝ $248.00Medium
5/29/2020Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$285.00Medium
5/18/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$290.00Medium
5/1/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$210.00 ➝ $215.00Low
5/1/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Target$248.00 ➝ $285.00Low
5/1/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy$238.00 ➝ $270.00Low
5/1/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$211.00 ➝ $228.00Medium
4/6/2020UBS GroupLower TargetBuy$260.00 ➝ $238.00High
3/12/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower Target$294.00 ➝ $248.00High
3/12/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$240.00 ➝ $234.00High
3/12/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetEqual Weight$275.00 ➝ $210.00High
2/18/2020ArgusBoost TargetBuy$245.00 ➝ $325.00Low
2/13/2020Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$266.00 ➝ $279.00Low
2/13/2020BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$294.00Low
2/13/2020Cantor FitzgeraldBoost TargetNeutral$233.00 ➝ $266.00Low
2/13/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$215.00 ➝ $275.00Low
1/27/2020BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Buy$281.00High
1/7/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$181.00 ➝ $224.00Medium
1/2/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$228.00Low
12/18/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$260.00Medium
10/31/2019William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformLow
10/31/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetPositive ➝ Market Perform$230.00Low
10/7/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$173.00 ➝ $176.00Low
10/7/2019UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$215.00 ➝ $245.00High
9/10/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$170.00 ➝ $173.00High
8/5/2019ArgusBoost TargetBuy$240.00Low
8/4/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyHigh
8/1/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$220.00 ➝ $240.00High
8/1/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$200.00 ➝ $215.00High
8/1/2019Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$214.00 ➝ $228.00High
7/10/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$150.00 ➝ $164.00Medium
7/10/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$198.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
7/10/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweight$220.00Low
6/11/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$145.00 ➝ $150.00Low
4/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$170.00 ➝ $195.00Low
4/25/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$189.00 ➝ $194.00Low
4/25/2019Cantor FitzgeraldBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$168.00 ➝ $192.00Low
4/24/2019Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$168.00High
4/9/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$170.00 ➝ $198.00Low
4/5/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$178.00 ➝ $205.00Low
3/20/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$182.00Medium
2/19/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$172.00Low
2/15/2019Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$145.00Medium
1/8/2019UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$156.00 ➝ $154.00Low
1/8/2019Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$135.00High
1/7/2019BarclaysLower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$175.00 ➝ $165.00Low
12/9/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$175.00Low
11/14/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$165.00Medium
10/30/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$172.00 ➝ $170.00Low
10/29/2018Cantor FitzgeraldLower TargetNeutral$145.00Low
10/29/2018Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Hold$171.00 ➝ $156.00Medium
10/11/2018Morgan StanleySet TargetHold$179.00 ➝ $171.00Medium
9/21/2018UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$192.00 ➝ $189.00High
8/12/2018William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLow
7/30/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$160.00 ➝ $172.00High
7/30/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$170.00 ➝ $188.00High
7/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$179.00 ➝ $183.00High
7/30/2018Nomura SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$193.00High
7/18/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ $184.49$176.00 ➝ $179.00Low
7/9/2018Nomura SecuritiesLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$195.00 ➝ $193.00Medium
5/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$179.00Low
4/30/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$172.00 ➝ $176.00Low
4/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$173.00 ➝ $169.00Low
4/25/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$180.00 ➝ $190.00Medium
4/12/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$168.00 ➝ $172.00Low
2/14/2018ArgusBoost TargetPositive ➝ Buy$190.00Low
2/12/2018BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$175.00 ➝ $180.00Low
2/12/2018Cantor FitzgeraldBoost TargetHold ➝ Neutral$148.00 ➝ $155.00Medium
2/12/2018Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$161.00 ➝ $187.00Medium
2/12/2018Wells Fargo & CompanySet TargetMarket Perform$148.00 ➝ $160.00Medium
2/9/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$159.00 ➝ $161.00Low
2/9/2018Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHoldLow
1/11/2018Nomura SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$180.00Low
12/19/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold ➝ Hold$167.00Low
(Data available from 12/4/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.34 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Moody's Corporation operates as an integrated risk assessment firm worldwide. It operates in two segments, Moody's Investors Service and Moody's Analytics. The Moody's Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings and provides assessment services on various debt obligations, programs and facilities, and entities that issue such obligations, such as various corporate, financial institution, and governmental obligations, as well as and structured finance securities. This segment provides ratings in approximately 140 countries. Its ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through electronic media, including the internet and real-time information systems used by securities traders and investors. This segment has rated approximately 5,000 non-financial corporates; 3,600 financial institutions; 16,000 public finance issuers; 145 sovereigns; 47 supranational institutions; 459 sub-sovereigns; and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers, as well as 9,100 structured finance deals. The Moody's Analytics segment develops a range of products and services that support the risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets; and offers subscription based research, data, and analytical products comprising credit ratings, credit research, quantitative credit scores and other analytical tools, economic research and forecasts, business intelligence and company information products, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and on-line and classroom-based training services, as well as credentialing and certification services. It also offers offshore analytical and research services with learning solutions and certification programs; and software solutions, as well as related risk management services. The company was formerly known as Dun and Bradstreet Company and changed its name to Moody's Corporation in September 2000. Moody's Corporation was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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Today's Range

Now: $301.73
Low: $297.47
High: $303.84

50 Day Range

MA: $267.12
Low: $235.25
High: $310.37

52 Week Range

Now: $301.73
Low: $230.16
High: $403.73


479,258 shs

Average Volume

767,671 shs

Market Capitalization

$55.28 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Moody's?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued reports on Moody's in the last twelve months: Argus, Atlantic Securities, Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Robert W. Baird, Royal Bank of Canada, Stifel Nicolaus, StockNews.com, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and UBS Group AG.
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What is the current price target for Moody's?

15 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Moody's in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $293.20, suggesting a possible downside of 2.8%. BMO Capital Markets has the highest price target set, predicting MCO will reach $352.00 in the next twelve months. Stifel Nicolaus has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $235.00 for Moody's in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Moody's?

Moody's currently has 7 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe MCO will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Moody's.
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How do I contact Moody's' investor relations team?

Moody's' physical mailing address is 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER AT 250 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10007. The business services provider's listed phone number is (212) 553-0300 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Moody's is www.moodys.com. Learn More about contacing Moody‘s investor relations.