Blue Edge Capital Llc Increased Moody’s Corp (NYSE:MCO) Stake by $18.16 Million

February 23, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 18 investors sold MCO shares while 182 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 158.15 million shares or 1.61% less from 160.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Panagora Asset Management Incorporated holds 0.01% or 11,614 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur Communication The, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 306,212 shares. 15 are held by Tarbox Family Office Inc. Stifel reported 15,909 shares. First Business Financial invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Louisiana State Employees Retirement stated it has 10,400 shares. Illinois-based Citadel Lc has invested 0% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Oregon-based Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund has invested 0.04% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) Ltd has 0.02% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 2,360 shares. Agf America Inc holds 2.18% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 41,027 shares. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Llc reported 41,564 shares. Salem Investment Counselors reported 1,338 shares. Int Group invested in 0.03% or 70,110 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr has 0.03% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). 46,051 are owned by Texas Permanent School Fund.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $16.24 million activity. 500 shares were sold by Duffie Darrell, worth $69,205. MCDANIEL RAYMOND W had sold 45,216 shares worth $6.07M. Fauber Robert also sold $808 worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) shares.

Blue Edge Capital Llc increased its stake in Moody’s Corp (NYSE:MCO) by 1.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blue Edge Capital Llc bought 123 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,320 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.38B, up from 9,197 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blue Edge Capital Llc who had been investing in Moody’s Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.35B market cap company. The stock increased 1.27% or $2.13 during the last trading session, reaching $169.3. About 663,337 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Blue Edge Capital Llc, which manages about $153.03M and $250.40 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) by 2,661 shares to 27,950 shares, valued at $3.57 billion in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Comcast Corp New Cl A (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 22,124 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,241 shares, and cut its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM).

Blue Edge Capital Llc is a Virginia-based institutional investor with more than $153.03 million AUM in April, 2014. Taken from Blue Edge Capital latest Adv, the fund reported to have 4 full and part-time employees. Among which 4 performing investment advisory and research functions. The institutional investor had more than 100 clients.

Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Moody’s had 50 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, July 24. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, February 21 report. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, July 24. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 10 to “Equal Weight”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MCO in report on Wednesday, September 6 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Argus Research. UBS upgraded Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) rating on Tuesday, November 17. UBS has “Buy” rating and $16 target. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Piper Jaffray.

MoodyÂ’s Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. The company has market cap of $32.35 billion. It operates through two divisions, MoodyÂ’s Investors Service and MoodyÂ’s Analytics. It has a 60.33 P/E ratio. The MoodyÂ’s Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings on various debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations comprising various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs.

More notable recent Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Earnings Reaction History: Moody’s Corporation, 37.5% Follow-Through Indicator …” on February 09, 2018, also Reuters.com with their article: “BRIEF-Moody’s Corp CFO Linda Huber To Leave Company” published on January 29, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Moody’s Is Overpriced” on February 09, 2018. More interesting news about Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 16, 2018” published on February 15, 2018 as well as Valuewalk.com‘s news article titled: “Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Fundamental Valuation Report” with publication date: February 13, 2018.

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