MCO Moody`s

Moody's Corp. engages in the provision of credit ratings, research, tools and analysis to the global capital markets. It operates through the following segments: Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA). The MIS segment is a credit rating agency, which publishes credit ratings on debt obligations and the entities, including various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities and commercial paper programs. The MA segment develops products and services, which support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. The company was founded by John Moody in 1900 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Raymond McDaniel
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Financial data from Moody`s earnings reports.

Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
24 Feb 21 Stephen T Tulenko Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 278.84 1,144 318.99K 9,019.488
24 Feb 21 Stephen T Tulenko Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M No No 167.5 1,144 191.62K 10,163.488
24 Feb 21 Stephen T Tulenko Employee Stock Option Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M No No 167.5 1,144 191.62K 0
22 Feb 21 Anderson Basil Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 276.84 650 179.95K 45,431.123
22 Feb 21 Bermudez Jorge A. Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 276.84 650 179.95K 19,822
22 Feb 21 Esperdy Therese Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 276.84 650 179.95K 2,350.807
22 Feb 21 Forlenza Vincent A Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 276.84 650 179.95K 4,994.356
89.4% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 884 861 +2.7%
Opened positions 109 74 +47.3%
Closed positions 86 61 +41.0%
Increased positions 303 305 -0.7%
Reduced positions 295 306 -3.6%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 48.81B 48.55B +0.5%
Total shares 167.97M 167.53M +0.3%
Total puts 262.2K 478.8K -45.2%
Total calls 285.9K 343.4K -16.7%
Total put/call ratio 0.9 1.4 -34.2%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway 24.67M $7.16B 0.0%
Vanguard 13.69M $3.97B -1.0%
BLK Blackrock 11.78M $3.42B +0.7%
FSZ Fiera Capital 6.95M $2.02B +3.1%
STT State Street 6.88M $2B -0.4%
TCI Fund Management 6.55M $1.9B 0.0%
Akre Capital Management 5.63M $1.63B -0.0%
Capital International Investors 5.5M $1.59B +4.0%
FMR 5.45M $1.58B -10.2%
Baillie Gifford & Co 5.43M $1.57B -1.9%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Flossbach Von Storch 683.58K +683.58K NEW
FMR 5.45M -617.56K -10.2%
Altarock Partners 228.67K -436.19K -65.6%
Alliancebernstein 912.76K +413.43K +82.8%
DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank, Frankfurt am Main 141.66K -397.5K -73.7%
Viking Global Investors 1.65M +345.71K +26.6%
Citadel Advisors 2.09K -337.71K -99.4%
Harris Associates L P 1.45M -335.43K -18.8%
Senator Investment 0 -250K EXIT
Triple Frond Partners 373.83K -240K -39.1%

Financial report summary

  • Moody’s Faces Risks Related to U.S. Laws and Regulations Affecting the Credit Rating Industry and Moody’s Customers.
  • Moody’s Faces Risks Related to Financial Reforms Outside the U.S. Affecting the Credit Rating Industry and Moody’s Customers.
  • The Company Faces Exposure to Litigation and Government Regulatory Proceedings, Investigations and Inquiries Related to Rating Opinions and Other Business Practices.
  • The Company Is Exposed to Risks Related to Its Compliance and Risk Management Programs.
  • Moody’s Faces Risks Related to Protecting Its Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Moody’s Faces Risks Related to Tax Matters, Including Changes in Tax Rates or Tax Rules.
  • The Company is Exposed to Legal, Economic, Operational and Regulatory Risks of Operating in Multiple Jurisdictions.
  • Moody’s Operations are Exposed to Risks from Infrastructure Malfunctions or Failures.
  • Changes in the Volume of Debt Securities Issued in Domestic and/or Global Capital Markets, Asset Levels and Flows into Investment Levels and Changes in Interest Rates and Other Volatility in the Financial Markets Can Negatively Impact the Nature and Economics of the Company’s Business.
  • The Company Faces Increased Pricing Pressure from Competitors and/or Customers.
  • The Company is Exposed to Reputation and Credibility Concerns.
  • The Introduction of Competing Products, Technologies or Services by Other Companies Can Negatively Impact the Nature and Economics of the Company’s Business.
  • Moody’s Is Exposed to Risks Related to Loss of Key Employees and Related Compensation Cost Pressures.
  • Moody’s Acquisitions, Dispositions and Other Strategic Transactions or Investments May Not Produce Anticipated Results Exposing the Company to Future Significant Impairment Charges Relating to Its Goodwill, Intangible Assets or Property and Equipment.
  • The global COVID-19 pandemic may have a material adverse impact on our operations and financial performance, and is having a material adverse impact on the operations and financial performance of many of our customers. It is difficult to predict the extent to which the pandemic and related impacts will adversely impact our business operations, financial performance, results of operations, financial position and the achievement of our strategic objectives.
  • The Company is Exposed to Risks Related to Cybersecurity and Protection of Confidential Information.
  • The Company is Exposed to Risks Related Protection of Confidential Information
  • The Company Is Dependent on the Use of Third-Party Software, Data, Hosted Solutions, Data Centers, Cloud and Network Infrastructure (Together, “Third Party Technology”), and Any Reduction in Third-Party Product Quality or Service Offerings, Could Have a Material Adverse Effect on the Company’s Business, Financial Condition or Results of Operations.
Management Discussion
  • This section of this Form 10-K generally discusses year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 financial results and year-to-year comparisons between these years. Discussions related to the year ended December 31, 2018 financial results and year-to-year comparisons between the years ended December 31, 2019  and 2018 that are not included in this Form 10-K can be found in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Part II, Item 7 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
  • –The Company is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of its business (refer to the section above entitled "COVID-19" for further detail). The operating results discussed below may not be indicative of future results of the Company due to uncertainties relating to the duration and severity of the pandemic and its potential impact on Moody's. The Company remains committed to disciplined cost management through this period of uncertainty.
  • –the potential for continued volatility in issuance. The Company observed significant market disruption and a widening of credit spreads late in the first quarter of 2020, followed by strong corporate bond issuance activity during the remainder of 2020. Future market volatility and widening of credit spreads could have a material impact on MIS's near-term operating results;
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