Moody’s (MCO) Reaches $144.40 52-Week High; Stratos Wealth Partners LTD Cut Its Stericycle (SRCL) Holding

October 13, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd decreased Stericycle Inc (SRCL) stake by 17.78% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd sold 10,173 shares as Stericycle Inc (SRCL)’s stock declined 1.87%. The Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd holds 47,037 shares with $3.59M value, down from 57,210 last quarter. Stericycle Inc now has $6.02B valuation. The stock declined 1.07% or $0.76 reaching $70.51 per share. About 44,923 shares traded. Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) has declined 14.12% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.82% the S&P500.

The stock of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) hit a new 52-week high and has $148.73 target or 3.00% above today’s $144.40 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $27.58B company. The 1-year high was reported on Oct, 13 by Barchart.com. If the $148.73 price target is reached, the company will be worth $827.40M more. About 86,528 shares traded. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on October, 20. They expect $1.28 EPS, down 4.48% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.34 per share. MCO’s profit will be $244.48M for 28.20 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.51 actual EPS reported by Moody’s Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.23% negative EPS growth.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $24.70 million activity. $5.84 million worth of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) shares were sold by GOGGINS JOHN J. $7.25 million worth of stock was sold by MCDANIEL RAYMOND W on Thursday, June 8. On Wednesday, June 14 Huber Linda sold $1.64 million worth of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) or 13,698 shares. Shares for $1.31 million were sold by Worrall Blair.

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 $27.58 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Moody’s Analytics (MA). It has a 58.74 P/E ratio. The MIS segment includes its ratings operations.

Among 11 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Moody’s has $150 highest and $16 lowest target. $127.91’s average target is -11.42% below currents $144.4 stock price. Moody’s had 32 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was initiated by Evercore with “Hold”. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. As per Tuesday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 17 by Argus Research. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MCO in report on Wednesday, September 6 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) rating on Tuesday, August 23. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $120 target. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 21 with “Overweight”. On Tuesday, February 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, August 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 17 by UBS.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 42 investors sold Moody’s Corporation shares while 163 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 160.75 million shares or 1.15% less from 162.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Employees Retirement System Of Texas has 10,000 shares. Rampart Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% or 1,926 shares in its portfolio. Westpac Bk invested in 0% or 10,770 shares. United Automobile Association accumulated 102,251 shares. Everence Capital Mgmt invested in 0.11% or 3,611 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Limited Liability Co holds 1.13 million shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Corp has 0.2% invested in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Altarock Limited Liability Company has invested 18.55% in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited stated it has 0.28% in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Lpl Fincl Llc holds 0% or 3,202 shares. World Asset Mngmt owns 16,403 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 159,015 shares. Baillie Gifford & Company accumulated 6.81 million shares or 1.11% of the stock. Rothschild Corp Il invested in 1,791 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Mar Vista Prtnrs Ltd reported 341,363 shares stake.

Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd increased Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLI) stake by 19,045 shares to 105,612 valued at $7.19 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Eaton Vance Tax Advt Div Inc (EVT) stake by 97,694 shares and now owns 536,511 shares. Pimco High Income Fd (PHK) was raised too.

Among 15 analysts covering Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Stericycle had 44 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Sunday, August 13. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4 with “Sell”. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, May 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 23 with “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Thursday, May 26 with “In-Line”. Barrington Research maintained Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) on Wednesday, October 5 with “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, March 22 the stock rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, October 10 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 29 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.18, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 48 investors sold SRCL shares while 185 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 76.38 million shares or 1.92% less from 77.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fort Washington Inv Oh has invested 1.05% in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL). The Oregon-based Vision Management Inc has invested 0.82% in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL). First Tru Advsrs Lp invested in 65,185 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Millennium Mngmt Lc holds 0.15% in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) or 1.08M shares. Tocqueville Asset Lp invested in 50,360 shares. Kj Harrison & Ptnrs invested in 0.41% or 13,600 shares. Commonwealth Equity reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL). Lpl Financial Ltd Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) for 28,176 shares. Hutchin Hill Capital Ltd Partnership stated it has 24,300 shares. Oppenheimer And Company has 0.02% invested in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) for 9,083 shares. Ledyard National Bank & Trust owns 330 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs stated it has 14 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fulton Bancorporation Na reported 3,592 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma invested 0% of its portfolio in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL). Mackenzie stated it has 0.01% in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL).

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