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Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) SVP Blair Worrall unloaded 2,100 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.50, for a total value of $192,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,737 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,073,936. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on MCO. Analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their price target on shares of Moody's Co. from $80.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. Separately, analysts at Benchmark Co. raised their price target on shares of Moody's Co. from $81.00 to $96.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. Finally, analysts at Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Moody's Co. in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $104.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $100.00. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Moody's Co. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $90.33.

Shares of Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) traded up 0.88% on Thursday, hitting $92.71. 335,096 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Moody's Co. has a 1-year low of $62.95 and a 1-year high of $95.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $89.73 and its 200-day moving average is $83.50. The company has a market cap of $19.580 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.71.

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) last released its earnings data on Friday, July 25th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $873.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $801.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.00 earnings per share. Moody's Co.’s revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Moody's Co. will post $4.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 18th.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) 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 outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers.

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