Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for MSCI (MSCI)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for MSCI (NYSE: MSCI):

  • 1/31/2024 – MSCI had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $615.00 to $660.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2024 – MSCI had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $600.00 to $700.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2024 – MSCI had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $588.00 to $638.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2024 – MSCI had its price target raised by analysts at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from $544.00 to $617.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/8/2024 – MSCI had its price target raised by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. from $572.00 to $601.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/5/2024 – MSCI had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James.
  • 12/22/2023 – MSCI is now covered by analysts at Edward Jones. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.

MSCI Stock Down 0.4 %

Shares of NYSE:MSCI opened at $590.19 on Tuesday. MSCI Inc. has a 52-week low of $451.55 and a 52-week high of $617.39. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $555.17 and a 200-day moving average price of $533.10. The stock has a market cap of $46.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.99, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 1.10.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCIGet Free Report) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The technology company reported $3.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.29 by $0.39. The business had revenue of $690.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $662.64 million. MSCI had a negative return on equity of 103.00% and a net margin of 45.42%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 19.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.84 EPS. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that MSCI Inc. will post 14.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

MSCI Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $1.60 per share. This is a positive change from MSCI’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.38. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $6.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.08%. MSCI’s payout ratio is currently 38.33%.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of MSCI. Optiver Holding B.V. purchased a new stake in shares of MSCI during the 3rd quarter valued at $26,000. ORG Partners LLC increased its position in MSCI by 5,600.0% in the third quarter. ORG Partners LLC now owns 57 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $29,000 after buying an additional 56 shares in the last quarter. Headinvest LLC purchased a new stake in shares of MSCI during the third quarter worth about $30,000. Atlas Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of MSCI in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $35,000. Finally, American National Bank raised its position in MSCI by 1,300.0% during the 4th quarter. American National Bank now owns 70 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.61% of the company’s stock.

MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. It operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG and Climate, and All Other Private Assets. The Index segment provides indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including indexed product creation, such as ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, futures, options, structured products, over-the-counter derivatives; performance benchmarking; portfolio construction and rebalancing; and asset allocation, as well as licenses GICS and GICS Direct.

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