Moody's Corporation (MCO) to Release Earnings on Thursday

Brighton Jones LLC now owns 1,954 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $238,000 after purchasing an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 65,068 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.92M, up from 40,115 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davis Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Moodys Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $27.30 billion market cap company. The stock rose 0.58% or $0.82 reaching $143.37. About 353,346 shares traded.

Shares of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) have been assigned an average recommendation of "Hold" from the ten ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $1.51 billion. 537,162 shares of the stock were exchanged. It has a 106.13 P/E ratio.

Investor Ab holds 97.3% of its portfolio in Nasdaq Inc for 19.39 million shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 308,761 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $34,998,059.35. The Minnesota-based Tealwood Asset Management Inc has invested 1.16% in the stock. Us Savings Bank De reported 21,822 shares. They expect $0.68 EPS, down 2.86% or $0.02 from last year's $0.7 per share. MCO's profit will be $244.50M for 27.83 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. LLC boosted its position in Moody's Corporation by 20.3% in the 2nd quarter.

About 567,936 shares traded. BCE Inc. (USA) (NYSE:BCE) has declined 2.36% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.72% the S&P500. Also, insider Raymond W. Mcdaniel sold 45,216 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. 13,698 shares were sold by Huber Linda, worth $1.64 million on Wednesday, June 14. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 90,932 shares of company stock worth $11,969,604. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Atlantic Securities. Therefore 9% are positive. On average, equities analysts forecast that Moody's Co. will post $5.32 earnings per share for the current year. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MCO in report on Tuesday, October 6 with "Overweight" rating.

The following firms have recently changed their position in MCO. The stock has "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, September 6.

On July 24 Barclays maintained a stock rating of "Equal-Weight" and raised the price target to $135.00 from $125.00. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Morgan Stanley.

Moody's Corporation (Moody's) is a provider of credit ratings; credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services, quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services, and research and analytical services to financial institution customers.

More important recent Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: "Moody's Invests in SecurityScorecard, a Leading Cybersecurity Ratings Firm" on October 12, 2017, also Moodys.com published article titled: "Moody's Downgrades Puerto Rico GOs, COFINA and Other Debt After Hurricane ...", Seekingalpha.com published: "Moody's (MCO) Management Presents at Barclays Global Financial Services ..." on September 12, 2017. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Monday, November 2 by FBR Capital. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 10 to "Equal Weight". The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, August 18 with "Neutral".

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. Pensionfund Sabic trimmed its holdings by selling 900 shares a decrease of 5.9%. 56 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. Also, SVP Michael S. Crimmins sold 1,499 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 2nd. Waratah Cap Advisors Limited holds 0.11% or 6,570 shares in its portfolio. Cullen Frost Bankers has invested 0.37% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Cleararc Capital Inc. lifted its holdings in Moody's Corporation by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. Moneta Gp Invest Advsrs Llc stated it has 0.15% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Capital International Investors now owns 3,236,691 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $350,469,000 after buying an additional 8,245 shares during the last quarter. Zebra Management Limited Liability Corp holds 18,377 shares or 0.69% of its portfolio. Massachusetts Fincl Ma reported 0.34% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). 360,335 were reported by Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp. Barclays Public Llc holds 0.01% or 60,324 shares. Shares for $5.84 million were sold by GOGGINS JOHN J. Worrall Blair sold $1.31M worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Friday, May 19. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al invested in 117,400 shares. (NYSE:MCO) by 2.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Moody's Co.by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) was raised too.

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