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Is Moody’s Corporation(NYSE: MCO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/31/1994. Moody’s Corporation is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for Moody’s Corporation, is 1178.17, and so far today it has a volume of 778900. Performance year to date since the 10/31/1994 is -1.66%.

To help you determine whether Moody’s Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.01 and forward P/E is 18.87. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Moody’s Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.31. P/S ratio is 5.55 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.23 and 25.2 respectively.

At the current price Moody’s Corporation is trading at, 97.85 (1.16% today), Moody’s Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.51%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.45, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.16% after growing 0.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -16.40%, and -5.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 195, and the number of shares float is 193.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 92.00%. The float short is 3.21%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.26. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.90%, and also a return on investment of 37.10%.

The ability for Moody’s Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.7, and quick ratio is 2.7. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Moody’s Corporation has a gross margin of 71.40%, with its operating margin at 40.90%, and Moody’s Corporation has a profit margin of 26.10%.

The 52 week high is -12.79%, with 26.90% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.88% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.86%.

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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