Shares of McGraw-Hill Financial are declining 1.33% to $98.27 in afternoon trading on Tuesday.
Yesterday, the company posted its 2015 second quarter financial results with earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion. That compares to earnings of $1.06 per share on revenue of $1.30 billion for the same period one year ago.
The company also announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SNL Financial for approximately $2.225 billion in cash.
"Long-term we still rate the stock 'overweight', but it is no longer our top pick as concerns that its acquisition of SNL Financial for $2.23 billion outweighed solid second quarter results," Barclays analysts said.
McGraw Hill Financial, based in the New York City, is a benchmarks and ratings, analytics, data and research provider serving the global capital, commodities and commercial markets.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates MCGRAW HILL FINANCIAL as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate MCGRAW HILL FINANCIAL (MHFI) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.