Moody's Corporation ( MCO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 20, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.44 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 12, 2018. Shareholders who purchased MCO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MCO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $147.25, the dividend yield is 1.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MCO was $147.25, representing a -21.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $187.98 and a 5.85% increase over the 52 week low of $139.11.
MCO is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American Express Company ( AXP ) and S&P Global Inc. ( SPGI ). MCO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.58. Zacks Investment Research reports MCO's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 24.38%, compared to an industry average of 9.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MCO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MCO as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco DWA Financial Momentum ETF ( PFI )
- iShares Russell Midcap Growth ETF ( IWP )
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( VOT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWP with an decrease of -1.84% over the last 100 days. PFI has the highest percent weighting of MCO at 3.45%.