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Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 20903.01. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Moody’s Corporation is 109.12 (with a change from open of 0.68%), this in conjunction with a target price of 107.8. Volume today has so far reached 159494, with an average volume of about 959.27. The GAP for this stock, is -0.09%.

The P/E ratio is 24.27, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.14. The current EPS for Moody’s Corporation, is 4.47, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 0.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.41%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Moody’s Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 12.25% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.69%. Quarter over quarter is 1.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 16.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 89.70%. Shares outstanding is 192.69, while shares float is at a value of 191.45. Float short for Moody’s Corporation is 2.10% and the short ratio is 4.2.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.6, and the quick ratio is 2.6. The most recent gross margin is 71.10% and their operating margin is 40.50%. The profit margin is 25.80%.

Moody’s Corporation has seen returns on assets of 17.80%, and on investment, 37.10%. Return on equity is -160.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.79. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.07, with Price/book ratio coming to and Price/cash is 10.31, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 29.57.

The simple moving averages are 3.82% and 13.18% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.54% and the 52 week low is 42.02%.

Moody’s Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.36%, with a current price of 109.12. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 31.30%. This is in an industry, Business Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Moody’s Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Business Services industry means that Moody’s Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 1.74%, with performance for the month coming to 4.53%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 12.59%, and for the half year the performance is 7.67%. Volatility for this week is 1.83% and for the month this is 1.35%.

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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