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

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $416.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 17.66 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 7 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for MCO

Analyst Price Target is $416.00
▲ +17.66% Upside 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 $416.00, with a high forecast of $475.00 and a low forecast of $375.00. The average price target represents a 17.66% upside from the last price of $353.55.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 11 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Moody's. This rating has held steady since March 2020, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/14/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price Target$428.00 ➝ $430.00High
1/10/2022Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$436.00 ➝ $439.00High
1/5/2022Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$402.00 ➝ $417.00High
10/29/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$414.00 ➝ $450.00Medium
10/29/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$428.00 ➝ $431.00Medium
10/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$372.00 ➝ $402.00Medium
10/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$425.00 ➝ $475.00Medium
10/19/2021William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
10/18/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$415.00 ➝ $423.00High
10/5/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$406.00 ➝ $416.00Low
9/7/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$406.00 ➝ $418.00High
7/29/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$406.00 ➝ $415.00Low
7/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$344.00 ➝ $372.00Low
7/29/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$387.00 ➝ $406.00Low
7/29/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$394.00 ➝ $406.00Low
7/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$325.00 ➝ $375.00Low
7/29/2021UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$383.00 ➝ $392.00Low
7/8/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Equal Weight$322.00 ➝ $344.00Medium
7/7/2021Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$409.00Low
7/7/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$341.00 ➝ $394.00High
7/6/2021Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$322.00 ➝ $376.00Low
5/5/2021ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$325.00 ➝ $375.00Medium
4/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$301.00 ➝ $322.00High
4/29/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$337.00 ➝ $357.00High
4/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$315.00 ➝ $325.00High
4/14/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$312.00 ➝ $348.00Low
4/12/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$292.00 ➝ $301.00Low
4/9/2021Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$296.00 ➝ $322.00Low
4/1/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$337.00Medium
3/24/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Hold$300.00 ➝ $315.00Medium
1/6/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$300.00 ➝ $292.00N/A
12/31/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingHoldN/A
12/17/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$305.00 ➝ $320.00Low
11/30/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$300.00High
11/26/2020Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightLow
10/30/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$292.00 ➝ $300.00Low
10/12/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$275.00 ➝ $292.00Low
10/6/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$358.00 ➝ $368.00High
10/2/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$293.00 ➝ $296.00Medium
7/31/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$344.00 ➝ $358.00High
7/31/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$278.00 ➝ $275.00Medium
7/29/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$261.00 ➝ $278.00Low
7/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$330.00High
7/8/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$270.00 ➝ $344.00Medium
7/8/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$248.00 ➝ $261.00High
7/8/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Price Target$258.00 ➝ $295.00High
6/8/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$285.00 ➝ $298.00Medium
6/3/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price 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 Price TargetEqual Weight$210.00 ➝ $215.00Low
5/1/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price Target$248.00 ➝ $285.00Low
5/1/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$238.00 ➝ $270.00Low
5/1/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$211.00 ➝ $228.00Medium
4/6/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuy$260.00 ➝ $238.00High
3/12/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower Price Target$294.00 ➝ $248.00High
3/12/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$240.00 ➝ $234.00High
3/12/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$275.00 ➝ $210.00High
2/18/2020ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$245.00 ➝ $325.00Low
2/13/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$266.00 ➝ $279.00Low
2/13/2020BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$294.00Low
2/13/2020Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetNeutral$233.00 ➝ $266.00Low
2/13/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price 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 Price TargetPositive ➝ Market Perform$230.00Low
10/7/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$173.00 ➝ $176.00Low
10/7/2019UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$215.00 ➝ $245.00High
9/10/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$170.00 ➝ $173.00High
8/5/2019ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$240.00Low
8/4/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyHigh
8/1/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$220.00 ➝ $240.00High
8/1/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$200.00 ➝ $215.00High
8/1/2019Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$214.00 ➝ $228.00High
7/10/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$150.00 ➝ $164.00Medium
7/10/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$198.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
7/10/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweight$220.00Low
6/11/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$145.00 ➝ $150.00Low
4/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$170.00 ➝ $195.00Low
4/25/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$189.00 ➝ $194.00Low
4/25/2019Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$168.00 ➝ $192.00Low
4/24/2019Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$168.00High
4/9/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$170.00 ➝ $198.00Low
4/5/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$178.00 ➝ $205.00Low
3/20/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$182.00Medium
2/19/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$172.00Low
2/15/2019Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$145.00Medium
1/8/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$156.00 ➝ $154.00Low
1/8/2019Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$135.00High
1/7/2019BarclaysLower Price 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 Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$172.00 ➝ $170.00Low
10/29/2018Cantor FitzgeraldLower Price TargetNeutral$145.00Low
10/29/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Hold$171.00 ➝ $156.00Medium
10/11/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$179.00 ➝ $171.00Medium
9/21/2018UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$192.00 ➝ $189.00High
8/12/2018William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLow
7/30/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$160.00 ➝ $172.00High
7/30/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$170.00 ➝ $188.00High
7/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$179.00 ➝ $183.00High
7/30/2018Nomura SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$193.00High
7/18/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ $184.49$176.00 ➝ $179.00Low
7/9/2018Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$195.00 ➝ $193.00Medium
5/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$179.00Low
4/30/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$172.00 ➝ $176.00Low
4/30/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$173.00 ➝ $169.00Low
4/25/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$180.00 ➝ $190.00Medium
4/12/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$168.00 ➝ $172.00Low
2/14/2018ArgusBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Buy$190.00Low
2/12/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$175.00 ➝ $180.00Low
2/12/2018Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Neutral$148.00 ➝ $155.00Medium
2/12/2018Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$161.00 ➝ $187.00Medium
2/12/2018Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetMarket Perform$148.00 ➝ $160.00Medium
2/9/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price 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
11/29/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$148.00Low
11/19/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$148.00N/A
11/17/2017BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$150.00 ➝ $165.00N/A
11/9/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$165.00N/A
11/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$143.00 ➝ $146.00N/A
11/6/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$137.00 ➝ $161.00N/A
11/6/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$142.00 ➝ $150.00N/A
11/6/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$148.00N/A
10/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$143.00N/A
10/6/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$134.00 ➝ $135.00N/A
10/4/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$140.00 ➝ $149.00Low
9/15/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$135.00 ➝ $150.00Low
9/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$135.00 ➝ $136.00Low
8/30/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$131.00 ➝ $137.00Medium
8/18/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$138.00 ➝ $142.00Low
7/25/2017UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$121.00 ➝ $138.00Low
7/25/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$122.00 ➝ $131.00Low
7/24/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight$128.00 ➝ $135.00Low
7/24/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingNeutral$116.00 ➝ $128.00Low
7/14/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$124.00 ➝ $127.00Low
6/28/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$118.00 ➝ $128.00Low
5/8/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$118.00 ➝ $121.00Low
5/8/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$116.00Low
4/28/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$117.00 ➝ $118.00Low
4/27/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$118.00Low
4/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$124.00Low
2/21/2017Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetHold$105.00 ➝ $108.00N/A
2/21/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$114.00N/A
2/19/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$115.00N/A
(Data available from 1/17/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.26 (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 Corp. engages in the provision of credit ratings, research, tools and analysis to the global capital markets. It operates through the following segments: Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA). The MIS segment is a credit rating agency, which publishes credit ratings on debt obligations and the entities, including various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities and commercial paper programs. The MA segment develops products and services, which support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. The company was founded by John Moody in 1900 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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Today's Range

Now: $353.55
Low: $348.30
High: $360.00

50 Day Range

MA: $387.43
Low: $353.55
High: $401.64

52 Week Range

Now: $353.55
Low: $261.38
High: $407.94


897,030 shs

Average Volume

697,650 shs

Market Capitalization

$65.72 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, BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, Stifel Nicolaus, UBS Group AG, William Blair, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Moody's?

10 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Moody's in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $416.00, suggesting a possible upside of 17.7%. Credit Suisse Group AG has the highest price target set, predicting MCO will reach $475.00 in the next twelve months. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $375.00 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 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.