Today Moodys Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Reported Increase in Shorted Shares

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

 Today Moodys Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Reported Increase in Shorted Shares

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 18 investors sold Moody's Corporation shares while 182 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 158.15 million shares or 1.61% less from 160.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Franklin Resources Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 537,678 shares. Amer Bancorporation stated it has 165 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 10,622 shares. Hennessy holds 0.05% or 11,000 shares. Nippon Life Insurance reported 0.03% stake. California-based Ashfield Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Markel Corporation reported 290,000 shares. Clark Mgmt Grp Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 2,565 shares. 156,266 are owned by Chevy Chase. Smithfield Tru Company invested in 0.03% or 1,443 shares. 47,058 were accumulated by Stanley Capital Lc. Virginia-based Blue Edge Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.58% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). State Common Retirement Fund has 0.09% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 509,357 shares. Schwartz Investment Counsel Incorporated invested in 436,600 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO).

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $16.24 million activity. Shares for $10.11M were sold by Almeida Mark on Wednesday, November 22. Fauber Robert had sold 5 shares worth $808. $69,205 worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) was sold by Duffie Darrell.

The stock of Moodys Corporation (NYSE:MCO) registered an increase of 7.87% in short interest. MCO’s total short interest was 2.54 million shares in February as published by FINRA. Its up 7.87% from 2.35M shares, reported previously. With 785,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their MCO’s short positions. The short interest to Moodys Corporation’s float is 1.54%.

The stock increased 1.38% or $2.26 during the last trading session, reaching $165.81. About 529,562 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% 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 $31.69 billion. It operates through two divisions, MoodyÂ’s Investors Service and MoodyÂ’s Analytics. It has a 59.09 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.

Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Moody’s had 50 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 5 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 10 by UBS. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 9 by Piper Jaffray. On Friday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MCO in report on Tuesday, August 23 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 21. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by Piper Jaffray. FBR Capital downgraded Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) rating on Monday, November 2. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $100 target. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”.

More notable recent Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Earnings Reaction History: Moody’s Corporation, 37.5% Follow-Through Indicator …” on February 09, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Moody’s …” published on February 10, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Moody’s Corp. (MCO) CFO Linda S. Huber to Depart” on January 29, 2018. More interesting news about Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) were released by: Valuewalk.com and their article: “Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Fundamental Valuation Report” published on February 13, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Moody’s Corporation Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 …” with publication date: February 09, 2018.

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