2,200 Shares in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Acquired by Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 2,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $187,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 1.6% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,290,817 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,413,066,000 after buying an additional 254,399 shares during the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 6.7% during the second quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 9,589,218 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $831,768,000 after buying an additional 600,229 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 1.8% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 7,734,797 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $670,905,000 after buying an additional 135,926 shares during the last quarter. Parnassus Investments CA grew its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 0.7% during the third quarter. Parnassus Investments CA now owns 5,649,582 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $479,480,000 after buying an additional 41,541 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 2.1% during the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 5,458,346 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $473,457,000 after buying an additional 110,330 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.17% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) traded up $0.77 during trading on Monday, hitting $93.13. 148,298 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,071,611. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41. Motorola Solutions, Inc. has a one year low of $76.92 and a one year high of $94.94. The company has a market capitalization of $14,960.00, a PE ratio of 17.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.11 and a beta of 0.33.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.13. Motorola Solutions had a net margin of 10.51% and a negative return on equity of 92.09%. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.58 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.37 earnings per share. Motorola Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Motorola Solutions, Inc. will post 5.14 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.52 dividend. This is a boost from Motorola Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.23%. Motorola Solutions’s payout ratio is currently 48.08%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on MSI shares. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on shares of Motorola Solutions from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Cleveland Research raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $95.08.

In other Motorola Solutions news, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 5,916 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.41, for a total transaction of $546,697.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Gregory Q. Brown sold 52,521 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.96, for a total transaction of $4,777,310.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 233,456 shares of company stock worth $21,400,985. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

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