Moody’s Corp. is another position that may feel like a misnomer as Buffett has trimmed the stake down to about 28.8 million shares. At $26.97 the implied upside to the consensus target of $30.07 is 11.5%. This is also one position that is at the lower-end of the ten top upside picks and the risk-reward to much of the Moody’s business models makes this a puzzling pick. We have even noted that it is one stock Buffett should unload. Still, this made the Buffett screen and it trades at about 14-times current year earnings estimates. The dividend yield is about 1.6 percent and shares have already been above the consensus price target as its 52-week range is $18.50 to $31.04.
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