Moody’s Tops Estimates And Raises Guidance (MCO)

4-26-12-Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) reported Q1 EPS of $0.76, beating estimates by $0.09.Revenues in the quarter rose 12% to $646.8 million, beating estimates by $31 million.Moody’s now sees annual revenue growth in low double-digit range, vs. its prior view of high single to low double-digit.Analysts’ estimates were for up 10% to $2.51 billion.Moody’s expects 2012 EPS at upper end of $2.62-$2.72 range given in early February, vs. estimates of $2.71.