NYSE:MSCI - Msci Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$155.00 -1.40 (-0.90 %)
(As of 10/23/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$156.40
Today's Range$152.27 - $155.59
52-Week Range$115.17 - $184.22
Volume1.08 million shs
Average Volume729,071 shs
Market Capitalization$13.67 billion
P/E Ratio38.94
Dividend Yield1.51%
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. The Analytics segment offers risk management, performance attribution, and portfolio management content, applications, and services that provide clients with an integrated view of risk and return, and an analysis of market, credit, liquidity, and counterparty risk across various asset classes, spanning short, medium, and long-term time horizons; and various managed services for clients to address the needs of various specialized areas of the investment community by providing a reporting service and performance reporting tools to institutional consultants and investors in hedge funds. The ESG segment provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors impact the long-term risk of their investments; and data and ratings products for use in the construction of equity and fixed income indexes to help institutional investors benchmark ESG investment performance and issue index-based investment products, as well as manage, measure, and report on ESG mandates. The Real Estate segment offers real estate performance analysis for funds, investors, managers, and lenders. This segment provides products and services that include research, reporting, and benchmarking; and business intelligence to real estate owners, managers, developers, and brokers. MSCI Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNYSE:MSCI
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio7.43
Current Ratio2.65
Quick Ratio2.65


Trailing P/E Ratio38.94
Forward P/E Ratio29.58
P/E Growth2.94

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.27 billion
Price / Sales10.81
Cash Flow$5.0276 per share
Price / Cash30.83
Book Value$4.45 per share
Price / Book34.83


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.98
Net Income$303.97 million
Net Margins27.83%
Return on Equity114.65%
Return on Assets12.93%


Outstanding Shares88,830,000
Market Cap$13.67 billion

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Msci's stock symbol?

Msci trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSCI."

How often does Msci pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Msci?

Msci announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.58 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 16th. This is a positive change from Msci's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. View Msci's Dividend History.

How were Msci's earnings last quarter?

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The technology company reported $1.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.02. The technology company earned $363.05 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $356.01 million. Msci had a return on equity of 114.65% and a net margin of 27.83%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.95 earnings per share. View Msci's Earnings History.

When is Msci's next earnings date?

Msci is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Msci.

How can I listen to Msci's earnings call?

Msci will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, November 1st at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8773769931.

What price target have analysts set for MSCI?

8 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Msci's stock. Their forecasts range from $141.00 to $198.00. On average, they expect Msci's share price to reach $179.2857 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Msci.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Msci?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Msci in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Msci.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Msci stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Msci stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "MSCI’s second-quarter results were impressive as both earnings and revenues jumped on a year-over-year basis driven by strong growth in asset-based fees and recurring subscriptions. The company is benefiting from the growth of equity ETF-related revenues, non-ETF passive revenues, and exchange-traded futures and options products. The company is also gaining from strong traction in client segments, like wealth management, and banks and broker dealers. Moreover, strong demand for ESG product bodes well for the company. Aggressive share buyback is also expected to drive bottom-line growth. Shares have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, increasing demand for lower fee products from other index providers that are targeting new inflows is a headwind for the company." (8/7/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "1Q18 revenues above expectations. 1Q18 revenue was $351.3 mn, up 16.6% y/y (+16.0% in constant currency), vs. the FactSet consensus of $349.0 mn. Growth was driven by continued strength in the Index product line, aided by all time highs in global ETF AuM. 1Q18 adjusted EPS was $1.31, above our estimate of $1.25 and the consensus of $1.26. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 53.1%, from 1Q17’s 50.0%, vs. our est." (5/3/2018)

Who are some of Msci's key competitors?

Who are Msci's key executives?

Msci's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Henry A. Fernandez, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 60)
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Winters, CFO & Treasurer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Laurent Seyer, COO & Chief Client Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. Scott A. Crum, MD & Chief HR Officer (Age 61)
  • Ms. Jennifer H. Mak, Principal Accounting Officer, Global Controller & Head of Fin. Operations (Age 43)

Who are Msci's major shareholders?

Msci's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.23%), Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.19%), Barometer Capital Management Inc. (0.16%), YCG LLC (0.16%), Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. (0.10%) and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.10%). Company insiders that own Msci stock include Cd Baer Pettit, Diana H Tidd, Patrick Tierney, Richard J Napolitano, Rodolphe M Vallee and Scott A Crum. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Msci.

Which institutional investors are selling Msci stock?

MSCI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Barometer Capital Management Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Three Peaks Capital Management LLC, Dorsey Wright & Associates, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. and Texas Permanent School Fund. View Insider Buying and Selling for Msci.

Which institutional investors are buying Msci stock?

MSCI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., First Quadrant L P CA, Cue Financial Group Inc., Aperio Group LLC and Pennsylvania Trust Co. View Insider Buying and Selling for Msci.

How do I buy shares of Msci?

Shares of MSCI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Msci's stock price today?

One share of MSCI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $155.00.

How big of a company is Msci?

Msci has a market capitalization of $13.67 billion and generates $1.27 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $303.97 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.98 on an earnings per share basis. Msci employs 3,038 workers across the globe.

What is Msci's official website?

The official website for Msci is http://www.msci.com.

How can I contact Msci?

Msci's mailing address is 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET 49TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10007. The technology company can be reached via phone at 212-804-3990 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Msci (NYSE MSCI)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  375 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  299 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  674
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Msci and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MSCI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MSCI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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