| Moody's is a provider of credit ratings; credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools; software solutions; quantitatively derived credit scores; learning solutions and certification services; offshore financial research and analytical services; and company information and business intelligence products. Co.'s segments are: Moody's Investors Service, which publishes credit ratings on a range of debt obligations and the entities that issue such obligations in markets worldwide; and Moody's Analytics, which develops products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MCO's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MCO shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MCO versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MCO by allowing them to research MCO shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.