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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Moody’s Corporation, MCO

Moody’s Corporation, MCO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Business Services in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Moody’s Corporation, MCO¬† has a market cap of 18208.24. Since its IPO date on the 10/31/1994, Moody’s Corporation, MCO performance year to date is -5.45%. Today Moody’s Corporation, MCO has gained -1.78%, with a current price of 92.41.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 39.00%. Return of assets are at 17.90%, with return on investment at 37.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Moody’s Corporation, MCO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 26.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 71.40%, and operating margin of 40.90%. Moody’s Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.7, while the quick ratio is 2.7.

For the last year Moody’s Corporation, MCO has seen a EPS growth of 0.50%. A performance for the year of -12.17%. The 52-week high is -17.64%, and the 52-week low is 19.84%. The average volume for Moody’s Corporation, MCO is 458309.

With a target price of 99.56, can Moody’s Corporation, MCO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Moody’s Corporation, MCO. Moody’s Corporation has a P/E of 21.17 and a forward P/E of 18.14. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.22. Moody’s Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.3 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, Moody’s Corporation has a value of 8.81, while it is 24.04 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 92.41, Moody’s Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.57%. We see a return on equity of -183.90%.

Looking more long-term Moody’s Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.53%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.38% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 0.50% for this year and for the last five years a 16.60% growth has been seen.

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