Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA increased its holdings in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 7.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,115 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 980 shares during the period. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA’s holdings in Msci were worth $2,081,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in MSCI. CWM LLC boosted its holdings in Msci by 252.9% in the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 247 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $36,000 after purchasing an additional 177 shares during the period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Msci by 865.3% during the 4th quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 473 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $70,000 after buying an additional 424 shares in the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Msci during the 4th quarter valued at $76,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Msci during the 4th quarter valued at $92,000. Finally, Moody National Bank Trust Division purchased a new stake in shares of Msci during the 4th quarter valued at $94,000. 91.93% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of Msci from $175.00 to $165.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Msci from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. BMO Capital Markets set a $190.00 price objective on shares of Msci and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $196.00 price objective (up previously from $159.00) on shares of Msci in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Msci from $172.00 to $159.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $181.50.
Shares of NYSE:MSCI opened at $174.49 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $15.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.90 and a beta of 1.11. Msci Inc has a 52 week low of $131.26 and a 52 week high of $184.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.80, a quick ratio of 2.75 and a current ratio of 2.75.
Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The technology company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.30 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $361.69 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $360.95 million. Msci had a net margin of 35.42% and a return on equity of 125.73%. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Msci Inc will post 5.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, February 22nd will be given a $0.58 dividend. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 21st. Msci’s payout ratio is presently 43.36%.
MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including index-linked product creation and performance benchmarking, as well as portfolio construction and rebalancing, and asset allocation.
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