BMO Capital Reaffirms a Hold Rating on Moody’s (MCO) and $161.0 Target; Slate Retail REIT (TSE:SRT.UN) Covered By 3 Bulls

Among 4 analysts covering Slate Retail REIT (TSE:SRT.UN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Slate Retail REIT had 8 analyst reports since October 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, June 7 the stock rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by National Bank Canada on Monday, October 26 with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by National Bank Canada given on Monday, January 23. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 17 by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, February 27 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. See Slate Retail REIT (TSE:SRT.UN) latest ratings:

Among 13 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Moody’s has $191.0 highest and $16 lowest target. $145.69’s average target is -5.79% below currents $154.64 stock price. Moody’s had 42 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 10 to “Equal Weight”. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 10. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Monday, November 2. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, November 6 with “Market Perform”. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 15 with “Equal-Weight”. As per Thursday, January 7, the company rating was initiated by Evercore. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, July 25. UBS downgraded the shares of MCO in report on Tuesday, January 10 to “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”.

The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $11.7. About 38,006 shares traded or 1.16% up from the average. Slate Retail REIT (TSE:SRT.UN) has 0.00% since February 10, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Slate Retail REIT is an equity real estate investment trust launched and managed by Slate Properties Inc. The company has market cap of $545.15 million. The fund invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It has a 146.25 P/E ratio. It makes investments in grocery-anchored retail properties to create its portfolio.

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 $29.55 billion. It operates through two divisions, MoodyÂ’s Investors Service and MoodyÂ’s Analytics. It has a 55.11 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.

Analysts await Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $1.40 EPS, up 13.82% or $0.17 from last year’s $1.23 per share. MCO’s profit will be $267.54M for 27.61 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by Moody's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.89% negative EPS growth.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $16.24 million activity. 45,216 Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) shares with value of $6.07M were sold by MCDANIEL RAYMOND W. 5 shares valued at $808 were sold by Fauber Robert on Wednesday, January 31. The insider Duffie Darrell sold 500 shares worth $69,205. Almeida Mark had sold 62,500 shares worth $10.11M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 18 investors sold Moody's Corporation 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. Altarock Ltd Company has 22.03% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 1.08M shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability holds 10,507 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Maplelane Cap Limited Company accumulated 125,000 shares or 0.34% of the stock. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 2,469 shares. Bluespruce Invs L P stated it has 190,586 shares or 5% of all its holdings. 207,843 are owned by King Luther Management. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi, a Germany-based fund reported 4,953 shares. Cap Int Limited Ca holds 76,104 shares or 0.7% of its portfolio. Cibc Asset Mngmt Inc reported 0.04% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Welch Forbes Limited Liability Company holds 0.06% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) or 17,624 shares. Avalon Advisors Limited Liability Co holds 0.3% or 68,800 shares in its portfolio. Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). The Sweden-based Nordea Management has invested 0.02% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 138,915 shares. 11,937 are held by Bnp Paribas Asset Sa.