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Stocks for Your Case: Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) & Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE:DX)

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO)

Moody’s Corporation is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody’s KMV, a leading provider of credit risk processing and credit risk management products for banks and investors in credit-sensitive assets serving the world’s largest financial institutions, Moody’s Economy.com, a provider of economic research and data services, and Moody’s Wall Street Analytics, a provider of software tools and analysis for the structured finance industry.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO)’s Financial Overview

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE) surged 0.83% yesterday to close its trading session at $163.15. The company has 1 year Price Target of $162.42. Moody’s Corporation has 52-Week high of $187.98 and 52-Week Low of $129.26. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 187.98 and 52-Week Low on 129.26. The stock traded with the volume of 650564 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $31.21 Billion.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.69/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.78/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.09 a share with a surprise factor of -5.1%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 3.56 Percent, SMA50 of 8.8 Percent and SMA200 of -0.5 percent. Moody’s Corporation has P/S value of 6.86 while its P/B value stands at 78.06. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 12.5 percent, Return on Equity of 842.6 percent and Return on Investment of 16.2 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 71.8 percent and 43 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.6 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 11 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Moody’s Corp have a median target of 164.00, with a high estimate of 170.00 and a low estimate of 135.00. The median estimate represents a +0.52% increase from the last price of 163.15.

Moody’s Corporation is expected* to report earnings on 02/15/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.71. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.51.

Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE:DX)

Dynex Capital, Inc. and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates, is a mortgage and consumer finance company which uses its loan production operations to create investments for its portfolio. Currently, the Company’s primary production operations include the origination of mortgage loans secured by multi-family properties and the origination of loans secured by manufactured homes. The Company has recently expanded its production activities to include commercial real estate loans and may expand into other financial products in the future.

Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE:DX)’s Financial Outlook

The 4 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Dynex Capital Inc have a median target of 6.75, with a high estimate of 7.00 and a low estimate of 5.75. The median estimate represents a +9.76% increase from the last price of 6.15.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Dynex Capital, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -0.49% and closed its last trading session at $6.15. The company has the market capitalization of $435.73 Million. The stock has 52-week high of $6.82 and 52-Week low of $5.56. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 6.82 and 52-Week low on 5.56. The company has volume of 864085 shares. The company has a total of 70.85 Million shares outstanding.

Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.19/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.18/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 5.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 7.52 percent. Beta for Dynex Capital, Inc. stands at 0.56 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.09. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.26%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.15%%.

Dynex Capital, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.25%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.53 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.72%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 19.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 1.1% with Gross margin of 50.5 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 90.2% and 78.9% respectively.