Moodys Corp (NYSE:MCO) 2016 Q4 Institutional Investor Sentiment Steady

August 24, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 Moodys Corp (NYSE:MCO)  2016 Q4 Institutional Investor Sentiment Steady

Sentiment for Moodys Corp (NYSE:MCO)

Moodys Corp (NYSE:MCO) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2016 Q4. Its down -0.15, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. The ratio dropped, as 212 investment managers opened new and increased holdings, while 234 sold and reduced positions in Moodys Corp. The investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 162.55 million shares, up from 159.02 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Moodys Corp in their top 10 holdings decreased from 20 to 16 for a decrease of 4. Sold All: 53 Reduced: 181 Increased: 149 New Position: 63.

Moody’s Corporation 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. The company has market cap of $25.13 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Moody’s Analytics (MA). It has a 53.53 P/E ratio. The MIS segment includes its ratings operations.

About 91,754 shares traded. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since August 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Windacre Partnership Llc holds 18.89% of its portfolio in Moody’s Corporation for 611,600 shares. Altarock Partners Llc owns 1.08 million shares or 14.9% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Triple Frond Partners Llc has 14.46% invested in the company for 1.03 million shares. The -based Marshfield Associates has invested 9.1% in the stock. Akre Capital Management Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 4.66 million shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $25.74 million activity.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 10% of Moody’s’s analysts are positive. Out of 10 Wall Street analysts rating Moody’s, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 9 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $16 while the high is $142. The stock’s average target of $124.10 is -5.69% below today’s ($131.59) share price. MCO was included in 26 notes of analysts from October 5, 2015. On Wednesday, June 28 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 17 by UBS. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 6 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Thursday, January 7. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MCO in report on Wednesday, September 21 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, November 2. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, April 28.

More notable recent Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “A Note On Moody’s Acquisition Of Bureau Van Dijk” on August 15, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 18, 2017” published on August 17, 2017, Moodys.com published: “Moody’s places ratings of Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation PJSC on review …” on August 17, 2017. More interesting news about Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) were released by: Moodys.com and their article: “Moody’s: US corporate cash grows despite lower borrowing; tech extends lead …” published on August 08, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Charles Akre’s Akre Capital Management Portfolio – Q2 2017 Update” with publication date: August 24, 2017.

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