Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) Sees Coverage Initiated By Goldman with a $165 Price

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.19, from 0.98 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 32 investors sold Moody's Corporation shares while 175 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 159.11 million shares or 0.41% less from 159.76 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.

Impax Asset Management Ltd Co holds 0.02% or 2,107 shares in its portfolio. 34,088 were accumulated by Daiwa Securities Gp Incorporated. First Tru Advsrs L P reported 0.05% stake. Legal General Group Public Lc invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Mackay Shields Ltd accumulated 27,020 shares. Connor Clark And Lunn Investment Management Ltd invested 0% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Axa holds 0.01% or 17,029 shares in its portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested 0.07% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 122,771 shares. Paloma Partners Management Company owns 1,968 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0% or 6,922 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.08% or 26,720 shares in its portfolio. Advisor Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.12% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 4,034 shares. Mackenzie Financial owns 461,594 shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Nebraska-based fund reported 24.67M shares.

Since May 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $6.29 million activity. GOGGINS JOHN J also sold $4.53M worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) shares.

Why Has Goldman Given Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) a $165 Price Target

In a research report revealed to investors and clients today, Goldman analysts has begun Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) coverage with “Neutral” rating, and a $165 PT.

Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Moody’s has $193 highest and $156 lowest target. $179.83’s average target is 22.86% above currents $146.37 stock price. Moody’s had 9 analyst reports since July 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 29. Wells Fargo maintained Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) rating on Monday, July 30. Wells Fargo has “Market Perform” rating and $172 target. As per Monday, July 30, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, September 21 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 9 by Nomura. As per Tuesday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. Morgan Stanley maintained Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) rating on Thursday, October 11. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $171 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, July 30. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, July 18.

The stock decreased 1.14% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $146.37. About 893,275 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 31.39% since November 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.77% the S&P500.

MoodyÂ’s Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. The company has market cap of $26.61 billion. It operates through two divisions, MoodyÂ’s Investors Service and MoodyÂ’s Analytics. It has a 26.08 P/E ratio. The MoodyÂ’s Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings on various debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations comprising various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs.

More recent Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Preparing For The End Of The Cycle (Part IV): Moody’s Corporation” on November 12, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Moody’s Is Quietly Widening Its Economic Moat” on October 17, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For November 14, 2018” with publication date: November 14, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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