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Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.25.

Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) traded up 2.26% on Monday, hitting $34.8399. The stock had a trading volume of 5,892 shares. Moelis & Co has a 1-year low of $25.75 and a 1-year high of $36.01. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $33.15 and its 200-day moving average is $31.54. The company’s market cap is $528.0 million.

Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $131.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $84.80 million. Moelis & Co’s revenue was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Moelis & Co will post $1.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 21st.

MC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Moelis & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $36.50 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JMP Securities reiterated a “market outperform” rating on shares of Moelis & Co in a research note on Friday, July 11th. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $33.00. Finally, analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on shares of Moelis & Co in a research note on Thursday, June 5th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $31.00 price target on the stock.

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