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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 20149.69. Since its IPO date on the 10/31/1994, Moody’s Corporation, MCO performance year to date is 5.02%. Today Moody’s Corporation, MCO has gained -0.20%, with a current price of 104.29.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 31.30%. Return of assets are at 17.80%, 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 25.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 71.10%, and operating margin of 40.50%. Moody’s Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.6, while the quick ratio is 2.6.

For the last year Moody’s Corporation, MCO has seen a EPS growth of 0.50%. A performance for the year of -3.42%. The 52-week high is -5.52%, and the 52-week low is 35.25%. The average volume for Moody’s Corporation, MCO is 185462.

With a target price of 103.7, 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 23.38 and a forward P/E of 20.43. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.69. Moody’s Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.85 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, Moody’s Corporation has a value of 9.94, while it is 28.5 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 104.29, Moody’s Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.42%. We see a return on equity of -160.50%.

Looking more long-term Moody’s Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.69%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.07% 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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