Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Fri 8 Feb (In 26 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $2.07 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $1.69 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 43.00%, a profit margin of 23.90% and a gross margin of 71.80%.
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Most recently, on January 8th, 2019, Morgan Stanley Downgrade a Underweight rating. Before that, on November 14th, 2018, Goldman Initiated to Neutral. Nomura Initiated a Buy rating on January 11th, 2018, Stifel Initiated an Hold rating on December 20th, 2017, and Barclays Upgrade a Overweight rating on November 17th, 2017.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 191.69M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 28.56B. In the last trading day, 933,704 shares of Moody’s Corporation were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 1.35M shares per day of trading.
If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $5.69 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +3.97% and a moving average of 146.82. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $0.54 (which is +0.36%) and the stock’s moving average was 141.33. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of MCO changed by $7.71 (which is +5.46%) and demonstrated a moving average of 146.75.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 93.85%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 95.59% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 91.18%. Using a similar metric, Moody’s Corporation (MCO) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 93.81% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 94.76% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 84.77%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 4.30 over the past 9 days, 7.25 over the past two weeks, and 6.80 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $148.97 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $187.98 and a low of $129.26. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Held shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 24,669,778 shares of the company’s stock. This share count represents that Berkshire Hathaway Inc now held 12.88% stake in Moody’s Corporation (MCO)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) experienced a high price of $149.58 and low point of $147.38. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 148.97 per share, following a loss of -$0.85, or -0.05% during the full day.