Moodys Story

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MCO -- USA Stock  

USD 281.13  1.34  0.47%

While some traders are getting carried away by overanalyzing financial services space, it is reasonable to outline Moodys against current market trends. As we have suggested previously, Moodys is beginning its slide as institutional investors shift to be more bearish due to the increased sector volatility. Moodys follows the market closely. The returns on the market and returns on Moodys appear somewhat sensitive to each other for the last few months. Persistent basic indicators of the company may entail signs of short-term price drift for institutional investors. Moodys is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 29th of April 2021.
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Will Moodys (NYSE:MCO) continue to slide in March?
Moodys's average rating is Buy from 11 analysts. Do analysts base this consensus on technical analyses? We know that typical technical analysis utilizes price momentum, patterns, and trends looking at historical prices. It aims to identify signals based on Moodys market sentiment investors' perception of the future value of Moodys. Let us look at a few aspects of Moodys technical analysis.
Using predictive technical analysis, we will analyze different prices and returns patterns and diagnose historical swings to determine the real value of Moodys Corp. In general, we focus on analyzing Moodys Corp stock price patterns and their correlations with different microeconomic environment and drivers. We also apply predictive analytics to build Moodys Corp's daily price indicators and compare them against related drivers such as momentum indicators and various other types of predictive indicators. Using this methodology combined with a more conventional technical analysis and fundamental analysis, we attempt to find the most accurate representation of Moodys Corp's intrinsic value. In addition to deriving basic predictive indicators for Moodys Corp, we also check how macroeconomic factors affect Moodys Corp price patterns. Please read more on our technical analysis page or use our predictive modules below to complement your research.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Moodys Corp's stock price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Moodys Corp in the context of predictive analytics.
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Moodys Corp. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Moodys Corp's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Moodys Corp's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Moodys Corp.

How does Moodys Stands against Peers?

Analyzing Moodys Corp competition or peers my help you to expand the diversification possibilities of your existing portfolios and to get a better perspective on locking in new positions. Try to analyze the advantages of investing in traded instruments related to Moodys Corp across multiple sectors and thematic ideas. A good competitive analysis can cover a lot of different areas. But what areas to choose depends on who you are. The more exhaustive you are in your analysis, the more effective your competitive analysis will be.
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What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions.
It is good to see analyst projects for Moodys Corp, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Exercise or conversion by Stephen Tulenko of 1144 shares of Moodys Corp subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Moodys Corp insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Moodys insider trading alert for exercise of employee stock option (right to buy) by Stephen Tulenko, President Moody's Analytics, on 25th of February 2021. This event was filed by Moodys Corp with SEC on 2021-02-25. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Details

The entity has a beta of 0.5101. Let's try to break down what Moodys's beta means in this case. As the market goes up, the company is expected to outperform it. However, if the market returns are negative, Moodys will likely underperform. The beta indicator helps investors understand whether Moodys moves in the same direction as the rest of the market, and how volatile (i.e., risky) it is compared to the market (i.e., selected benchmark). In other words, if Moodys deviates very little from the market, it does not add much risk to the portfolio, but it also doesn't increase the expected returns. The firm reported the last year's revenue of 5.31 B. Total Income to common stockholders was 1.82 B with profit before taxes, overhead, and interest of 3.44 B.

Moodys is estimated to stay under $284 in March

Latest variance is at 2.26. Moodys exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.28 and kurtosis of 1.17. However, we advise investors to further study Moodys technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.

Our Final Take On Moodys

Whereas some other firms in the financial data & stock exchanges industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Moodys may not be as strong as the others in terms of longer-term growth potentials. With an impartial outlook on the current market volatility, it may be better to hold off any inventment activity and neither buy nor exit any shares of Moodys at this time. The Moodys risk-reward trade off is not appealing enough to do any trading. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Moodys.

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