Moody's Corp.

MCO-N

NYSE:MCO

267.41
2.62 (0.99%)
Moody's Investors Service, often referred to as Moody's, is the bond credit rating business of Moody's Corporation, representing the company's traditional line of business and its historical name.
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BUY
BUY
May 14, 2020

He has SPGI right now from this industry. There will be a ton of debt issued in the near term so he likes this industry and feels it is going to benefit from the process we are going through.

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He has SPGI right now from this industry. There will be a ton of debt issued in the near term so he likes this industry and feels it is going to benefit from the process we are going through.

BUY
BUY
January 16, 2020
The index providers and bond rating companies have a whim in what is going on in China. A lot of new debt being issued is from China. As long as we have companies issuing new paper there will be demand for these companies.
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January 16, 2020
The index providers and bond rating companies have a whim in what is going on in China. A lot of new debt being issued is from China. As long as we have companies issuing new paper there will be demand for these companies.
BUY
BUY
November 21, 2019
Likes it. Chart is running well. Well above the 200-day moving average. More service oriented. 10% growth rate. Decent name.
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November 21, 2019
Likes it. Chart is running well. Well above the 200-day moving average. More service oriented. 10% growth rate. Decent name.
HOLD
HOLD
November 20, 2019
New markets that open up like China are a great opportunity. Their relative strength to the market has been improving all year. Quite attractive with a 1% dividend that is growing steadily.
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November 20, 2019
New markets that open up like China are a great opportunity. Their relative strength to the market has been improving all year. Quite attractive with a 1% dividend that is growing steadily.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 19, 2019
If you want to issue a bond and issue it to institutional investors, there are only two companies you can use. Companies are going to take advantage of low interest rates and will issue bonds. There are a large amount of bonds maturing in the next 5 years and they have to be re-issued. (Analysts’ price target is $225.62)
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November 19, 2019
If you want to issue a bond and issue it to institutional investors, there are only two companies you can use. Companies are going to take advantage of low interest rates and will issue bonds. There are a large amount of bonds maturing in the next 5 years and they have to be re-issued. (Analysts’ price target is $225.62)
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 16, 2019
They were hit hard at end-2018 when markets were worried over debt. A good company, but not its valuation--he'd be cautious over this.
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October 16, 2019
They were hit hard at end-2018 when markets were worried over debt. A good company, but not its valuation--he'd be cautious over this.
HOLD
HOLD
October 4, 2019
One of the three big bond rating services in the US. As such they have great pricing power and customers have to use you. When a bond gets rolled over, MCO-N will re-rate it. A great company with a great moat to protect it. He is happy to continue to hold it.
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October 4, 2019
One of the three big bond rating services in the US. As such they have great pricing power and customers have to use you. When a bond gets rolled over, MCO-N will re-rate it. A great company with a great moat to protect it. He is happy to continue to hold it.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 22, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 04/18, Up 4%) He loves companies that have oligopolies. Attractively priced now, but pays little yield.
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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
January 22, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 04/18, Up 4%) He loves companies that have oligopolies. Attractively priced now, but pays little yield.
HOLD
HOLD
January 7, 2019
Where do you see an exit point? Exit, never. He'll sell when Warren Buffet sells. Expecting a pretty lousy quarter. They have the most unbelievable pricing power. Diversifying. Can't guarantee there won't be a little volatility when earnings come out, but that's the time to buy more.
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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
January 7, 2019
Where do you see an exit point? Exit, never. He'll sell when Warren Buffet sells. Expecting a pretty lousy quarter. They have the most unbelievable pricing power. Diversifying. Can't guarantee there won't be a little volatility when earnings come out, but that's the time to buy more.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 22, 2018

(A Top Pick May 28/18 Down 1%) There is only two rating agencies in the US that matter. Warren Buffet is a long term holder. Not cheap, but the fundamental metrics are great. He likes the revenue growth and great returns on invested capital.

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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
June 22, 2018

(A Top Pick May 28/18 Down 1%) There is only two rating agencies in the US that matter. Warren Buffet is a long term holder. Not cheap, but the fundamental metrics are great. He likes the revenue growth and great returns on invested capital.

WATCH
WATCH
June 18, 2018

He's watching it. Everybody needs their services as a ratings agency. Moodys Analytics has good upside, because banks are recommending this service. Moodys and S&P are similar companies and both on his watch list. A fine company.

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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
June 18, 2018

He's watching it. Everybody needs their services as a ratings agency. Moodys Analytics has good upside, because banks are recommending this service. Moodys and S&P are similar companies and both on his watch list. A fine company.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 5, 2018

He's not a fan of this. This has good price momentum, though. It's in a rising channel, and you want to buy below the midpoint.

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He's not a fan of this. This has good price momentum, though. It's in a rising channel, and you want to buy below the midpoint.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 28, 2018

A bond-rating agency. Ranks near the top of his list. Not a cheap stock, but you pay for quality. (Analysts' price target: $180.00)

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A bond-rating agency. Ranks near the top of his list. Not a cheap stock, but you pay for quality. (Analysts' price target: $180.00)

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 8, 2018

Chart shows this was moving sideways from early 2015 and then broke out in early 2017. It looks good. It’s probably due for some correction, but generally speaking the breakout is very bullish for the stock. If it pulled back at all, he would probably be all over it.

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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
January 8, 2018

Chart shows this was moving sideways from early 2015 and then broke out in early 2017. It looks good. It’s probably due for some correction, but generally speaking the breakout is very bullish for the stock. If it pulled back at all, he would probably be all over it.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 4, 2018

(A Top Pick Jan 4/17, Up 59%) They are good at putting language in their ratings documents. It is a duopoly. See Top Picks today.

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January 4, 2018

(A Top Pick Jan 4/17, Up 59%) They are good at putting language in their ratings documents. It is a duopoly. See Top Picks today.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 4, 2018

Credit ratings. It is a duopoly, so they have pricing power. In the next three years there is a tremendous amount of debt coming due. Corporate bonds are the gift that just keeps giving to them as the bonds come due and have to be re-issued and the company has to be rated. (Analysts’ target: $150.00).

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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
January 4, 2018

Credit ratings. It is a duopoly, so they have pricing power. In the next three years there is a tremendous amount of debt coming due. Corporate bonds are the gift that just keeps giving to them as the bonds come due and have to be re-issued and the company has to be rated. (Analysts’ target: $150.00).

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 4, 2017

This is part of a triumvirate in the bond/insurance business, along with S&P and Fitch. These 3 companies absolutely dominate the bond rating business. If you are going to issue bonds, you have to be rated, and you have to go to this company and get a rating, a guaranteed source of income. They are under a bit of a cloud because they are being investigated on their ratings of credit secured obligations prior to 2008, and that is probably baked into the stock. Dividend yield of 1.57%. (Analysts’ price target is $108.40.)

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January 4, 2017

This is part of a triumvirate in the bond/insurance business, along with S&P and Fitch. These 3 companies absolutely dominate the bond rating business. If you are going to issue bonds, you have to be rated, and you have to go to this company and get a rating, a guaranteed source of income. They are under a bit of a cloud because they are being investigated on their ratings of credit secured obligations prior to 2008, and that is probably baked into the stock. Dividend yield of 1.57%. (Analysts’ price target is $108.40.)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 3, 2016

(A Top Pick Nov 23/15. Down 4.75%.) When he recommended this, the market was fabulous. January and February were months of high yield, and nobody wanted to issue any bonds anymore. The company lowered its guidance and the stock plummeted. Then they started doing better than their guidance and last quarter they raised guidance. Unfortunately, they also got a subpoena from the Department of Justice for possible misdoings during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Fundamentally, the business is doing fabulous. This is one that he could hold forever.

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November 3, 2016

(A Top Pick Nov 23/15. Down 4.75%.) When he recommended this, the market was fabulous. January and February were months of high yield, and nobody wanted to issue any bonds anymore. The company lowered its guidance and the stock plummeted. Then they started doing better than their guidance and last quarter they raised guidance. Unfortunately, they also got a subpoena from the Department of Justice for possible misdoings during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Fundamentally, the business is doing fabulous. This is one that he could hold forever.

HOLD
HOLD
June 7, 2016

This has an excellent franchise with the S&P, and he thinks there is a long-term secular growth. They announced in December that their dividend growth is going to go from the high teens down to about 9%, which was well below the hurdle for inclusion in his portfolio.

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This has an excellent franchise with the S&P, and he thinks there is a long-term secular growth. They announced in December that their dividend growth is going to go from the high teens down to about 9%, which was well below the hurdle for inclusion in his portfolio.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 23, 2015

This fell 15%-20% from its all-time high in September. By 2019, $3 trillion of Moody’s rated bonds are going to come due. That is a lot of bonds that have to be refinanced and re-rated. There are a lot of bonds that are going to be issued over the next year or so. A high margin and high return on equity business.

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November 23, 2015

This fell 15%-20% from its all-time high in September. By 2019, $3 trillion of Moody’s rated bonds are going to come due. That is a lot of bonds that have to be refinanced and re-rated. There are a lot of bonds that are going to be issued over the next year or so. A high margin and high return on equity business.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 6, 2015

(A Top Pick Oct 20/14. Up 7.45%.) This industry is highly consolidated and this company controls 40% of the global ratings. They do 45% EBITDA margins. Putting that into context, the other 200 largest companies in the US have an average EBITDA margin of about 25%. This is a business that can increase prices every year. In the last couple of quarters, they announced an additional $1 billion buyback and increased the dividend by about 20%.

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February 6, 2015

(A Top Pick Oct 20/14. Up 7.45%.) This industry is highly consolidated and this company controls 40% of the global ratings. They do 45% EBITDA margins. Putting that into context, the other 200 largest companies in the US have an average EBITDA margin of about 25%. This is a business that can increase prices every year. In the last couple of quarters, they announced an additional $1 billion buyback and increased the dividend by about 20%.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 20, 2014

Credit/debt rating agency. Control close to 40% of the market. You can’t issue debt without a rating. A lot of their revenues are recurring in nature. They buy back stock as well.

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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
October 20, 2014

Credit/debt rating agency. Control close to 40% of the market. You can’t issue debt without a rating. A lot of their revenues are recurring in nature. They buy back stock as well.

STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
April 7, 2008
A rating agency that rated a lot of the mortgage-backed securities as okay. There are lawsuits but he doesn't believe there is any case against them. This stock has a lot of value. Dirt cheap.
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Moody's Corp. (MCO-N)
April 7, 2008
A rating agency that rated a lot of the mortgage-backed securities as okay. There are lawsuits but he doesn't believe there is any case against them. This stock has a lot of value. Dirt cheap.
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Moody's Corp.(MCO-N) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 3

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 2

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 5

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Moody's Corp.(MCO-N) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Moody's Corp. stock symbol?

Moody's Corp. is a American stock, trading under the symbol MCO-N on the New York Stock Exchange (MCO). It is usually referred to as NYSE:MCO or MCO-N

Is Moody's Corp. a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 5 stock analysts published opinions about MCO-N. 3 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Moody's Corp..

Is Moody's Corp. a good investment or a top pick?

Moody's Corp. was recommended as a Top Pick by David Burrows on 2020-05-14. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Moody's Corp..

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Is Moody's Corp. worth watching?

5 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Moody's Corp. In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Moody's Corp. stock price?

On 2020-05-29, Moody's Corp. (MCO-N) stock closed at a price of $267.41.