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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO)?

The company in question is,¬†Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO)¬†currently with a stock price of 110.09 (0.60% today). The market cap for Moody’s Corporation is 21291.41, and is in the sector Services, and Business Services industry. The target price for Moody’s Corporation is 107.7. Currently Moody’s Corporation is trading with a P/E of 24.63, and a forward P/E of 21.52. Average volume for Moody’s Corporation is 994.92 and so far today it is 898500.

Performance in the last year for Moody’s Corporation has been 12.69%. For EPS growth, Moody’s Corporation has seen a growth of 0.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.07%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.60% over the last five years and could be 8.69% for the next five years. Moody’s Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 1.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.83%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.52%.

Since the IPO date for Moody’s Corporation on the 10/31/1994, Moody’s Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 11.04%. With Moody’s Corporation trading at 110.09, the dividend yield is 1.34%, and the EPS is 4.47.

So could Moody’s Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.63. The PEG is 2.83, P/S is 6.18 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 10.5, with P/free cash flow at 30.12.

Moody’s Corporation¬†ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.6, and the quick ratio is 2.6. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Moody’s Corporation has a gross margin of 71.10%, an operating margin of 40.50% and a profit margin of 25.80%.Payout ratio for Moody’s Corporation is 31.30%. Return on assets come to 17.80% with return on investment coming to 37.10%.

Insider ownership for Moody’s Corporation, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 89.80%. Outstanding shares are at 193.4. While shares float is 191.44. The float short is currently 2.24%, and short ratio is 4.31.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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