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Current Performance: Moody's (NYSE: MCO)

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Moody's is part of the financial services sector and is in the brokers and exchanges industry. The company CEO is Raymond W. Mcdaniel. Moody's publishes credit ratings, and research reports on fixed-income securities, issuers of securities, and other credit obligations. The company primarily provides opinions and reports to investors and institutions.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MCO stock showed a previous change of -0.78% with an open at 179.10 and a close of 177.82. It reached an intraday high of 179.84 and a low of 177.41.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $34.1b with 191.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 190.7m shares. Trading volume reached 591,902 shares compared to its average volume of 686,635 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Moody's shares returned 0.91% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.91%. Over three months, it changed 4.96%. In one year it has changed 53.37% and within that year its 52-week high was 179.84 and its 52-week low was 115.59. MCO stock is 53.84% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 154.41 and a 50 day moving average of 167.90. Currently MCO stock is trading 15.16% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  Moody's Analytics Takes Top Position in Chartis CECL Report

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.15 that ended on 2017-12-31, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 34.53. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.78. The TTM EPS is 6.56, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.11.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  2.02
12-31-2017:  1.51
09-30-2017:  1.52
06-30-2017:  1.51

The dividend per share is currently 1.76, which is a dividend yield of 0.98%. Also, the payout ratio is 26.83%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 256.18, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 30.59%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 79.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,167,520, which is 1.65% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.14. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.20

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is -235.44%, return on assets is 13.43%, profit margin is 23.40%, price-to-sales is 7.90 and price-to-book is 172.21.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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