NEW YORK (AP) _ Moody's Corp. (MCO) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $372.9 million.
The New York-based company said it had net income of $1.93 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and restructuring costs, were $2.07 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.88 per share.
The credit ratings agency posted revenue of $1.14 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.13 billion.
Moody's expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.85 to $8.10 per share.
Moody's shares have risen 35 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 17 percent. The stock has risen 16 percent in the last 12 months.
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