Moody's Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MCO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is tomorrow, November 16, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $45.88 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Moody's has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Moody's has a market cap of $10.27 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 36.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Moody's Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides credit ratings, research, and analysis covering fixed-income securities, other debt instruments, and the entities that issue such instruments in the global capital markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Moody's Ratings Report.

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