Morningstar is an independent research provider. The company's third-quarter organic revenue rose 11%, but CEO Joe Mansueto noted that operating expenses increased due to higher compensation costs, which included bonuses. Operating expenses rose 15.1% to $16.5 million. Morningstar's consolidated operating income in the third quarter increased 12.3% to $33.9 million.
Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.7%
Rated "A- (Buy)" By TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as it was a year ago.Morningstar is very liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 2.22, which means the company can cover its short-term cash needs. In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 10.68% from the previous year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $76.49. The stock closed Monday at $59.50. >>To see these stocks in action, visit the 7 Ex-Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings portfolio on Stockpickr. -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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