NYSE:MCO - Moody's Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $312.82
  • Forecasted Upside: -2.85 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 7 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$322.00
▲ +3.49 (1.10%)
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Analyst Price Target for MCO

i We calculate consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). Our consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. Our consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
$312.82
▼ -2.85% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Moody's in the last 3 months. The average price target is $312.82, with a high forecast of $368.00 and a low forecast of $215.00. The average price target represents a -2.85% upside from the last price of $322.00.
Buy
The current consensus among 11 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Moody's. This rating has held steady since October 2019, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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10/24/2019
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10/18/2020
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Latest Recommendations

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  • 0 sell ratings

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/14/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$312.00 ➝ $348.00Low
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4/12/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$292.00 ➝ $301.00Low
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4/9/2021Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$296.00 ➝ $322.00Low
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4/1/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$337.00Medium
i
3/30/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$300.00 ➝ $315.00High
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3/24/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Hold$300.00 ➝ $315.00Medium
i
1/6/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$300.00 ➝ $292.00N/A
i
12/31/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingHoldN/A
i
12/17/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$305.00 ➝ $320.00Low
i
11/30/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$300.00High
i
11/26/2020Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightLow
i
10/30/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$292.00 ➝ $300.00Low
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10/12/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$275.00 ➝ $292.00Low
i
10/6/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$358.00 ➝ $368.00High
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10/2/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$293.00 ➝ $296.00Medium
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7/31/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$344.00 ➝ $358.00High
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7/31/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$278.00 ➝ $275.00Medium
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7/29/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$261.00 ➝ $278.00Low
i
7/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$330.00High
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7/8/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$270.00 ➝ $344.00Medium
i
7/8/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$248.00 ➝ $261.00High
i
7/8/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Price Target$258.00 ➝ $295.00High
i
6/8/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$285.00 ➝ $298.00Medium
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Rating by Jeffrey Silber at BMO Capital Markets
6/3/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$228.00 ➝ $248.00Medium
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Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
5/29/2020Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$285.00Medium
i
5/18/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$290.00Medium
i
5/1/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$210.00 ➝ $215.00Low
i
5/1/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price Target$248.00 ➝ $285.00Low
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Rating by Jeffrey Silber at BMO Capital Markets
5/1/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$238.00 ➝ $270.00Low
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5/1/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$211.00 ➝ $228.00Medium
i
Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
4/6/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuy$260.00 ➝ $238.00High
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3/12/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower Price Target$294.00 ➝ $248.00High
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Rating by Jeffrey Silber at BMO Capital Markets
3/12/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$240.00 ➝ $234.00High
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Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
3/12/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$275.00 ➝ $210.00High
i
2/18/2020ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$245.00 ➝ $325.00Low
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2/13/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$266.00 ➝ $279.00Low
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Rating by Shlomo Rosenbaum at Stifel Nicolaus
2/13/2020BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$294.00Low
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Rating by Jeffrey Silber at BMO Capital Markets
2/13/2020Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetNeutral$233.00 ➝ $266.00Low
i
2/13/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$215.00 ➝ $275.00Low
i
1/27/2020BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Buy$281.00High
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Rating by Jeffrey Silber at BMO Capital Markets
1/7/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$181.00 ➝ $224.00Medium
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Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
1/2/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$228.00Low
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Rating by Shlomo Rosenbaum at Stifel Nicolaus
12/18/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$260.00Medium
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10/31/2019William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformLow
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Rating by A. Nicholas at William Blair
10/31/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Market Perform$230.00Low
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10/7/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$173.00 ➝ $176.00Low
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Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
10/7/2019UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$215.00 ➝ $245.00High
i
9/10/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$170.00 ➝ $173.00High
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8/5/2019ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$240.00Low
i
8/4/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyHigh
i
8/1/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$220.00 ➝ $240.00High
i
8/1/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$200.00 ➝ $215.00High
i
8/1/2019Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$214.00 ➝ $228.00High
i
7/10/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$150.00 ➝ $164.00Medium
i
7/10/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$198.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
i
7/10/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweight$220.00Low
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6/11/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$145.00 ➝ $150.00Low
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Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
4/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$170.00 ➝ $195.00Low
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4/25/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$189.00 ➝ $194.00Low
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4/25/2019Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$168.00 ➝ $192.00Low
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Rating by J. Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
4/24/2019Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$168.00High
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Rating by J. Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
4/9/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$170.00 ➝ $198.00Low
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4/5/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$178.00 ➝ $205.00Low
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3/20/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$182.00Medium
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2/19/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$172.00Low
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2/15/2019Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$145.00Medium
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Rating by J. Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
1/8/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$156.00 ➝ $154.00Low
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1/8/2019Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$135.00High
i
Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
1/7/2019BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$175.00 ➝ $165.00Low
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12/9/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$175.00Low
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11/14/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$165.00Medium
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10/30/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$172.00 ➝ $170.00Low
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10/29/2018Cantor FitzgeraldLower Price TargetNeutral$145.00Low
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10/29/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Hold$171.00 ➝ $156.00Medium
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Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
10/11/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$179.00 ➝ $171.00Medium
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Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
9/21/2018UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$192.00 ➝ $189.00High
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8/12/2018William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLow
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7/30/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$160.00 ➝ $172.00High
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Rating by William Warmington at Wells Fargo & Company
7/30/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$170.00 ➝ $188.00High
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7/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$179.00 ➝ $183.00High
i
7/30/2018Nomura SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$193.00High
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7/18/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ $184.49$176.00 ➝ $179.00Low
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7/9/2018Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$195.00 ➝ $193.00Medium
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5/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$179.00Low
i
4/30/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$172.00 ➝ $176.00Low
i
4/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$173.00 ➝ $169.00Low
i
4/25/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$180.00 ➝ $190.00Medium
i
4/12/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$168.00 ➝ $172.00Low
i
2/14/2018ArgusBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Buy$190.00Low
i
2/12/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$175.00 ➝ $180.00Low
i
2/12/2018Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Neutral$148.00 ➝ $155.00Medium
i
2/12/2018Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$161.00 ➝ $187.00Medium
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2/12/2018Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetMarket Perform$148.00 ➝ $160.00Medium
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2/9/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$159.00 ➝ $161.00Low
i
2/9/2018Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHoldLow
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1/11/2018Nomura SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$180.00Low
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12/19/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold ➝ Hold$167.00Low
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11/29/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$148.00Low
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11/19/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$148.00N/A
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11/17/2017BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$150.00 ➝ $165.00N/A
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11/9/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$165.00N/A
i
11/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$143.00 ➝ $146.00N/A
i
11/6/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$137.00 ➝ $161.00N/A
i
11/6/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$142.00 ➝ $150.00N/A
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11/6/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$148.00N/A
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10/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$143.00N/A
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10/6/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$134.00 ➝ $135.00N/A
i
10/4/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$140.00 ➝ $149.00Low
i
9/15/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$135.00 ➝ $150.00Low
i
9/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$135.00 ➝ $136.00Low
i
8/30/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$131.00 ➝ $137.00Medium
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8/18/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$138.00 ➝ $142.00Low
i
7/25/2017UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$121.00 ➝ $138.00Low
i
7/25/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$122.00 ➝ $131.00Low
i
7/24/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight$128.00 ➝ $135.00Low
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7/24/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingNeutral$116.00 ➝ $128.00Low
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7/14/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$124.00 ➝ $127.00Low
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6/28/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$118.00 ➝ $128.00Low
i
5/8/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$118.00 ➝ $121.00Low
i
5/8/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$116.00Low
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4/28/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$117.00 ➝ $118.00Low
i
4/27/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$118.00Low
i
4/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$124.00Low
i
2/21/2017Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetHold$105.00 ➝ $108.00N/A
i
Rating by Joseph Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
2/21/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$114.00N/A
i
2/19/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$115.00N/A
i
1/16/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$105.00N/A
i
1/10/2017UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$116.00 ➝ $99.00N/A
i
1/10/2017BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$120.00 ➝ $100.00N/A
i
12/13/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$108.00N/A
i
11/20/2016Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$94.00N/A
i
Rating by Ashley Serrao at Credit Suisse Group AG
10/21/2016Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetHold$105.00N/A
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Rating by Joseph Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
9/30/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$104.00 ➝ $112.00N/A
i
9/29/2016Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetHold$105.00N/A
i
Rating by Joseph Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
9/21/2016BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$120.00 ➝ $125.00N/A
i
8/23/2016BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight$120.00 ➝ $95.00N/A
i
8/19/2016Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHoldN/A
i
Rating by Joseph Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
8/17/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$110.00 ➝ $124.00N/A
i
Rating by John Eade at Argus
8/5/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$112.00N/A
i
Rating by Toni Kaplan at Morgan Stanley
7/25/2016UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy$108.00 ➝ $116.00N/A
i
7/22/2016Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$96.00N/A
i
Rating by Joseph Foresi at Cantor Fitzgerald
7/19/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$114.00N/A
i
Rating by Denny Galindo at Morgan Stanley
7/11/2016Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$99.00N/A
i
6/28/2016BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweight$95.00N/A
i
5/16/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuyN/A
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Rating by John Eade at Argus
(Data available from 4/17/2016 forward)
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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; 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 software solutions, as well as related risk management services; and offshore analytical and research services with learning solutions and certification programs. 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: $322.00
$318.02
$322.44

50 Day Range

MA: $296.40
$274.89
$318.51

52 Week Range

Now: $322.00
$227.75
$319.62

Volume

1,931,080 shs

Average Volume

788,075 shs

Market Capitalization

$60.26 billion

P/E Ratio

33.51

Dividend Yield

0.79%

Beta

1.18

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: Atlantic Securities, Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
View the latest analyst ratings for MCO.

What is the current price target for Moody's?

11 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Moody's in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $312.82, suggesting a possible downside of 2.9%. UBS Group AG has the highest price target set, predicting MCO will reach $368.00 in the next twelve months. Wells Fargo & Company has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $215.00 for Moody's in the next year.
View the latest price targets for MCO.

What is the current consensus analyst rating for Moody's?

Moody's currently has 4 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.