166.67% to Target, Cantor Fitzgerald Reaffirms Buy Rating for CRH Medical (NYSEARCA:CRHM) Stock; Moody’s (MCO) Had 1 Bulls

July 17, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Among 10 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. Moody’s had 20 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 21 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was initiated by Argus Research. UBS upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $16 target in Tuesday, November 17 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Hold” on Wednesday, June 28. The stock of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 21. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Tuesday, January 10 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 7. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MCO in report on Tuesday, August 23 with “Overweight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, February 8 report. FBR Capital downgraded Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Monday, November 2 to “Mkt Perform” rating. See Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) latest ratings:

11/07/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $124.0000 Maintain
28/06/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0000 Maintain
28/04/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $118.00 Maintain
21/02/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Downgrade

It is up 97.28% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 80.58% the S&P500.

Moody’s Corporation 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 research and analytical services to financial institution customers. The company has market cap of $23.93 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Moody’s Analytics (MA). It has a 58.01 P/E ratio. The MIS segment includes its ratings operations.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.15, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 53 investors sold Moody’s Corporation shares while 181 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 162.55 million shares or 2.22% more from 159.02 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Financial Bank Of The West owns 0.04% invested in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 2,900 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan, a Michigan-based fund reported 154,315 shares. Halsey Assocs Inc Ct reported 3,700 shares. Symphony Asset Limited Liability Com holds 2,425 shares. Pacad Ltd accumulated 8,300 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Goldman Sachs Gp holds 0.02% or 569,161 shares. Gam Hldg Ag holds 0.04% or 25,139 shares. Ridgeworth Capital Mgmt Ltd Company owns 746 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Century Capital Management Limited Liability has 0.83% invested in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Ameriprise has 0.02% invested in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 298,820 shares. Tarbox Gru holds 0% or 15 shares. Quantbot Tech Ltd Partnership holds 0.62% in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) or 59,273 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas holds 40,282 shares. 140,744 were accumulated by Clinton Inc. Addenda Cap, a Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 17,255 shares.

Since January 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $25.95 million activity. Huber Linda sold $1.64 million worth of stock. $571,872 worth of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) was sold by Cantor Richard. Worrall Blair had sold 11,384 shares worth $1.31 million. $148,954 worth of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) was sold by Fauber Robert. $168,033 worth of stock was sold by Crimmins Michael S on Thursday, March 2. $6.99 million worth of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) shares were sold by MCDANIEL RAYMOND W. $5.84 million worth of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) was sold by GOGGINS JOHN J on Tuesday, May 30.

About 123,366 shares traded. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await CRH Medical Corp (NYSEARCA:CRHM) to report earnings on August, 2 after the close. They expect $0.04 EPS, up 100.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.02 per share. CRHM’s profit will be $2.62 million for 23.44 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.02 actual EPS reported by CRH Medical Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

CRH Medical Corporation is a Canada healthcare services and products company. The company has market cap of $245.79 million. The Firm focused on providing physicians with services and products for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. It has a 75 P/E ratio. The Firm also provides anesthesiology services to gastroenterologists in the United States through its subsidiaries.

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