MCO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. MoneyGram Sinks to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    On Jul 11, we downgraded our recommendation on MoneyGram International to Underperform based on its bleak growth prospects.
  2. MoneyGram Acquires Latino Services - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    MoneyGram International announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based money transfer agency, Latino Services.
  3. Heartland Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    On Jul 9, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heartland Payments Systems to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  4. Energizer Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    On Jul 6, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Energizer Holdings Inc to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
  5. Moody's to Review Custody Banks' Ratings - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Moody's Investors Service has put the ratings of three major U.S. trust and custody banks - The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, ...
  6. Is Taper Back on the Table After ADP? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 3, 2013
    A positive BLS report on Friday along the lines of what we saw from ADP would mean exactly that, in my view.
  7. Moody's Lifts Lincoln Ratings - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Moody's Investors Service upgraded the financial and credit ratings of life insurer Lincoln National Corp.
  8. Allstate's Notes Get a- Rating - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Credit ratings agency A.M. Best Co. has assigned a debt rating to The Allstate Corporation's newly-issued $1 billion debt ...
  9. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  10. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  11. S&P Positive on Marsh & McLennan - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) upgraded its outlook on Marsh & McLennan to positive from stable.
  12. MGI Boosts MoneyTransfer Biz - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    MoneyGram International announced a strategic alliance with China's leading Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank.
  13. Stock Market News for February 12, 2013 - Market News

    February 12, 2013
    In the absence of major earnings reports or economic events, investor sentiment flagged, dragging benchmarks marginally lower. ...
  14. D&B Misses Estimates, Outlook Dull - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (DNB) reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of $2.38 per share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  15. Stock Market News for February 11, 2013 - Market News

    February 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green in the wake of better-than-expected earnings and encouraging domestic & international economic ...
  16. Visa Outperforms, Sanctions Buyback - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Visa Inc.'s V) fiscal first-quarter 2013 (ended Dec 31, 2012) operating earnings of $1.82 per Class A common share came in ...
  17. Equifax Beats 4Q Ests, View Upbeat - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Equifax Inc. (EFX) posted fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 78 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  18. MoneyGram Improves on Top Line - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    MoneyGram International Inc. (MGI) reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings per share of 27 cents, a penny higher than the Zacks ...
  19. ICE Beats on Expense Management - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    IntercontinentalExchange Inc.'s (ICE) fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings of $1.84 per share comfortably surpassed both ...
  20. McGraw-Hill Hit by S&P Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Shares of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP) plunged 23% in the last two days as investor sentiment wavered following ...
  21. CME Exits 2012 on a Weak Note - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    CME Group Inc. (CME) reported fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of 63 cents. The result was in line with the ...
  22. NYSE Plunges YoY on Poor Top Line - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    NYSE Euronext Inc.'s (NYX) fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of 43 cents comfortably surpassed the Zacks Consensus ...
  23. Health Net Stays in Neutral Lane - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    We have retained our Neutral recommendation on Health Net Inc. (HNT) as the declining membership and deteriorating Government ...
  24. PNC Financial Downgraded by Moody's - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Moody's Investors Service, a rating arm of Moody's Corp. (MCO), downgraded the rating outlook of PNC Financial Services Group ...
  25. Moody's Chops U.S. Bancorp Ratings - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    With interest rates being at a significantly low level, the pressure on earnings of U.S. Bancorp (USB) continues to build ...
  26. Prudential Issues $500M Junior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    On Wednesday, Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) issued long-term junior subordinated notes worth $500 million. The issue was ...
  27. Prudential Raise $1.5B from Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Early this week, Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) vended long-term callable notes worth $1.5 billion. The net proceeds are ...
  28. Moody's May Downgrade Canadian Banks - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    Moody's Investors Service - the credit rating arm of Moody's Corp. (MCO) - has put the long-term ratings of six major Canadian ...
  29. Dun & Bradstreet Tops Estimates - Analyst Blog

    October 26, 2012
    Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (DNB) reported third quarter 2012 earnings of $1.76 per share, which was ahead of the Zacks Consensus ...
  30. Genworth Maintained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW). Better performances at the segments are dwarfed ...
  31. Tenet Announces Senior Notes Offer - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    Earlier this week, Tenet Healthcare Corporation (THC) announced the private offering of 4.75% senior secured notes due 2 ...
  32. MetLife Vends $1B Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Yesterday, MetLife Inc. (MET) sold callable notes worth approximately $1.0 billion in a two-part offering that were scheduled ...
  33. Aflac Raises $450M from Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    Recently, Aflac Inc. (AFL) announced the sale of long-term subordinated notes worth $450 million, thereby inflating it from ...
  34. Franklin Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    In order to finance the acquisition of K2 Advisors LLC, Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) announced the pricing of a registered ...
  35. Brookfield Offers Medium-Term Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    Last week, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (BAM) announced the issuance of C$425 million worth of medium-term unsecured ...
  36. BofA Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    We are maintaining a long-term 'Neutral' recommendation on Bank of America Corporation (BAC). The affirmation is based on ...
  37. Rating Action on WellPoint Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    Rating agencies, A.M. Best Co., Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) and Moody's Investor Services of Moody's Corp. (MCO) ...
  38. Fitch Keeps CNO's Ratings - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    According to Reuters, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the issuer default ratings ("IDR") at 'BB-', senior secured notes at 'BB' ...
  39. Fidelity Prices Notes Worth $400M - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    In a concerted effort to fortify its long term financials and refinance an earlier debt, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. ...
  40. AFG Issues Notes Worth $125M - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    In order to refinance an earlier debt, American Financial Group Inc. (AFG), has issued notes worth $125 million. The notes ...
  41. Unum's New Issue Receives Rating - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    The recently issued 5.75% senior unsecured notes worth $250 million of Unum Group (UNM), have been rated "bbb" by A.M. Best. ...
  42. AIG Sells $250M Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Yesterday, American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the sale of unsecured senior notes worth $250 million. The proceeds ...
  43. D&B Reports Mixed 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 9, 2012
    Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (DNB) reported mixed second quarter 2012 results. Although earnings exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimates ...
  44. BNY Mellon Settles Sigma Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) is the latest financial institution to settle the class-action lawsuit related ...
  45. AIG Issues Notes Worth $750M - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to a report from Thomson Reuters, American International Group Inc. (AIG) recently vended off senior unsecured ...
  46. Is The Oracle Losing His Touch?

    May 10, 2012
    Legendary value investor Warren Buffett didn't become legendary by lagging the S&P 500 on a regular basis, but that's exactly ...
  47. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Moody's, Wells Fargo & Company, ...

    May 9, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - May 9, 2012 - announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. ...
  48. Wells-Merlin Deal Raises Concern - Analyst Blog

    May 8, 2012
    Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service, a division of Moody's Corp. (MCO) has raised concerns about Wells Fargo & ...
  49. McGraw-Hill's Coming Split

    April 26, 2012
    McGraw-Hill has finally decided to split its operations into two separately-traded public companies.
  50. 7 Stocks with Fundamental Potential

    December 26, 2011
    These names show increases in dividend payments and cash flow, as well as yearly earnings and revenue. While some of their ...
  51. Gloomy Outlook For Real Estate Market

    August 9, 2011
    Despite an increased workload by home builders, there are still rough days ahead for the real estate market.
  52. Buffett's Take On The Credit Crisis

    June 3, 2010
    In his testimony in front of Congress, Buffett goes easy on the ratings agencies. Is he serious?
  53. Worst Stocks In April 2010

    May 4, 2010
    The worst performing stocks in April 2010 were a wide-ranging group of stocks impacted mostly by events out of their control.
  54. 3 Healthy Small Caps

    January 28, 2010
    These three small-cap healthcare stocks save costs and have great futures - regardless of the healthcare reform outcome.
  55. Brazil's Endless Investment Potential

    October 6, 2009
    We look at some ETFs as ways to play the most promising member of BRIC.
  56. Not Too Late To Participate In The Surging Market

    July 29, 2009
    A surprising number of stocks missed last weeks market rally due mostly to earnings misses. Are there some opportuntities ...
  57. All The Bad News That's Fit To Print

    August 28, 2008
    New York Times Company's print revenue is in free-fall with no bottom in sight. To make matters worse online ad sales are ...
  58. Freddie Mac's Q1 All Style, No Substance

    May 16, 2008
    Freddie Mac's earnings beat analyst expectations, but this was due to accounting changes not financial strength.
  59. More Losses For MBIA

    May 13, 2008
    Bond insurer MBIA reported losses of $2.41 billion for the quarter and continues to be riddled with write downs.
  60. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    April 9, 2008
    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion in leveraged loans, and other sales could ...
  61. The Stealth Wealth In Municipal Bonds

    March 24, 2008
    For a few municipal bond ETFs the present risk within muni markets might actually be a blessing in disguise.
  62. Blackstone In The Red

    March 12, 2008
    Blackstone stock has dropped more than 50% since its June IPO, and things do not look to be improving in the near term.
  63. FICO Should Score In 2008 (FIC)

    January 4, 2008
    Fair Isaac, creator of the infamous FICO score, should shake off its subprime woes and produce solid returns in the new year.
  64. Ratings Agencies A Contrarian Opportunity (MCO, MHP)

    August 28, 2007
    Rating agencies are one of the key subprime scapegoats - they've rightfully taken a beating, and now, might be oversold.
  65. Troubled Waters in Georgia Gulf (GGC)

    March 9, 2007
    Depressed industry fundamentals and questions about an acquisition make Georgia Gulf an intriguing value play.
  66. Check-Printing Stocks: Ready To Bounce? (JH, DLX)

    August 31, 2006
    John H. Harland and Deluxe change their business models to cope with a decaying check-writing business.
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