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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

19 January 2018

The company has a market capitalization of $30,070.00, a PE ratio of 56.62, a P/E/G ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 1.36. The hedge fund held 5,441 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $757,000, down from 8,078 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Huntington Steele Llc who had been investing in Enterprise Prods Partners LP for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $61.61 billion market cap company. (MCO) traded up $1.53 during trading on Monday, hitting $157.25. About 680,803 shares traded. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Winslow Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Moodys Corp (MCO) by 6.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. BRYN MAWR TRUST Co now owns 6,386 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $777,000 after buying an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,203,350 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $1,971,623,000 after buying an additional 463,669 shares during the last quarter. MA now owns 4,597,087 shares of the company's stock worth $430,793,000 after buying an additional 2,785,852 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has risen 48.85% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 188.34% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $1.94B company.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $11.97 million activity. Also, Director Ewald Kist sold 4,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The rating was initiated by Ladenburg Thalmann with "Buy" on Wednesday, November 16. Therefore 53% are positive. Heritage Insurance Holdings had 17 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by IBC given on Monday, May 29. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 4,088,643 shares of the company's stock worth $383,146,000 after buying an additional 58,405 shares during the last quarter. William Blair maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, June 20 report. They set a "hold" rating and a $167.00 target price on the stock. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Friday, August 4. Institutional investors own 87.33% of the company's stock. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. 73 funds opened positions while 242 raised stakes. 181.27 million shares or 1.35% less from 183.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. M&T National Bank accumulated 30,368 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Limited Liability Co reported 1.20M shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. 7,974 were accumulated by Glg Llc. Following the transaction, the director now owns 21,336 shares in the company, valued at $3,156,234.48. Ack Asset Management Llc owns 414,100 shares or 2.62% of their United States portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Acadian Asset Limited has invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 95,940 were accumulated by Metropolitan Life Insurance. Southeast Asset Advsrs Incorporated reported 32,095 shares. Capital Advsr Ok reported 0.09% stake. Tiverton Asset Management Limited reported 152,460 shares. Perigon Wealth Management Limited Liability owns 0.93% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 20,600 shares. Comm Fincl Bank owns 2,602 shares. Invictus RG bought a new stake in shares of Moody's during the third quarter worth $199,000.

Capital International Investors raised its stake in Moody's by 1.0% during the 3rd quarter. Its down 0.35, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 18 investors sold MCO shares while 182 reduced holdings. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Moody's by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. The business services provider reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.15. Natixis holds 0.01% or 3,938 shares. Marshfield Associate holds 10.89% or 1.18 million shares in its portfolio. The Hutchin Hill Capital Lp holds 15,400 shares with $304,000 value, down from 35,031 last quarter. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Visionary Asset Mngmt has invested 0.07% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). 3,339 were reported by Eqis Capital. Maplelane Cap Limited Company reported 0.34% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Fishman Jay A Ltd Mi has invested 0.08% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO).

Analysts expect Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report $1.40 EPS on February, 16.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 13.82 % from last quarter's $1.23 EPS. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Incorporated has 0.07% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). The Bridgewater Associates Lp holds 7,649 shares with $1.07M value, down from 12,211 last quarter.

Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc increased Procter & Gamble Co/The (NYSE:PG) stake by 5,045 shares to 9,215 valued at $838,000 in 2017Q3. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 96% are positive. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a "hold" rating and set a $149.00 price objective (up from $140.00) on shares of Moody's in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $165 target. Morgan Stanley downgraded Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Tuesday, February 21 to "Equal-Weight" rating. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Moody's in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Monday, November 6 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, July 24. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, January 7 by Evercore. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 17 by UBS. Finally, Argus upped their target price on Moody's to $165.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, September 15.

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