MSCI Company Profile (NYSE:MSCI)

About MSCI

MSCI logoMSCI Inc. (MSCI), together with its subsidiaries, offers content, applications and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The Company's operating segment includes Index, Analytics and All Other segment. All Other segment comprises ESG and Real Estate segments. The Index operating segment is a provider of investment decision support tools, including equity indexes and equity index benchmarks. The Analytics operating segment consists of products and services used for portfolio construction, risk management and reporting. The ESG operating segment offers products institutional investors use for assessing risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social and governance issues. ESG tools are used to evaluate both individual securities and investment portfolios. The Real Estate operating segment is a provider of real estate performance analysis for funds, investors, managers, lenders and occupiers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Processing Systems & Products
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Finance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MSCI
  • CUSIP: 55354G10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $94.27
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $83.55
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $83.40
  • 52-Week Range: $91,300,000.00 - $67.76
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.91
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.72
  • P/E Growth: 1.45
  • Market Cap: $8.61B
  • Outstanding Shares: 91,300,000
  • Beta: 1.01
  • Net Margins: 22.67%
  • Return on Equity: 51.47%
  • Return on Assets: 9.81%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.76%
  • Current Ratio: 2.44%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.44%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $83.25 (11.69% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/7/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperform$94.00View Rating Details
10/27/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
8/19/2016Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/29/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$78.00View Rating Details
2/5/2016MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutral$67.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
11/2/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$59.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details
8/31/2015Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/2/2017Q416$0.75$0.81$291.00 million$292.81 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.73$0.77$288.96 million$288.43 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.72$0.77$286.46 million$290.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.63$0.68$278.14 million$278.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.59$0.66$272.34 million$272.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.54$0.60$270.06 million$268.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.56$0.56$270.54 million$270.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.50$0.50$260.17 million$262.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.48$0.49$256.38 million$251.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.49$0.50$252.73 million$251.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.50$0.55$246.70 million$254.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014$0.50$0.46$254.56 million$239.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.53$0.48$263.54 million$267.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.54$0.53$253.72 million$258.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.52$0.58$255.32 million$257.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.54$0.57$257.81 million$251.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.54$0.52$243.55 million$247.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.50$0.49$239.85 million$235.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.49$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.47$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$0.44$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.44$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.44$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.55 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.15 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.63$0.63$0.63
Q2 20161$0.67$0.67$0.67
Q3 20161$0.71$0.71$0.71
Q4 20161$0.73$0.73$0.73
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
Annual Dividend:$1.12
Dividend Yield:1.19%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:41.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
31.55% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
26.99% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.07%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.15%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/16/2017Diana H TiddInsiderSell3,700$93.95$347,615.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2017Scott A CrumInsiderSell1,700$95.84$162,928.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017Rodolphe M ValleeDirectorSell11,000$92.58$1,018,380.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$91.76$191,136.08View SEC Filing  
1/9/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$83.12$173,138.96View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$79.81$166,244.23View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,087$80.50$168,003.50View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016Patrick TierneyDirectorSell3,500$80.39$281,365.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell125,900$86.68$10,913,012.00View SEC Filing  
9/21/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell125,000$86.23$10,778,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/21/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell275,000$85.83$23,603,250.00View SEC Filing  
9/20/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell75,000$85.66$6,424,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell75,000$85.35$6,401,250.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell225,000$85.28$19,188,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell225,000$85.41$19,217,250.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell450,000$88.17$39,676,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Benjamin F DupontDirectorSell5,307$89.61$475,560.27View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Cd Baer PettitCOOSell26,815$87.20$2,338,268.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell120,000$74.53$8,943,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell225,000$76.81$17,282,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell75,000$77.91$5,843,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell225,000$77.52$17,442,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell75,000$77.56$5,817,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell75,000$77.09$5,781,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell1,800,000$76.36$137,448,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Cd Baer PettitCOOSell20,106$75.94$1,526,849.64View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Richard J NapolitanoInsiderSell3,753$75.08$281,775.24View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell91,800$74.93$6,878,574.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell127,200$74.71$9,503,112.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell298,200$75.16$22,412,712.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell50,000$74.59$3,729,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Holdings L.P. ValueactDirectorSell121,000$75.87$9,180,270.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell1,876,411$69.35$130,129,102.85View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell390,000$71.19$27,764,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Cd Baer PettitCOOSell20,106$72.40$1,455,674.40View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell650,000$69.98$45,487,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderSell1,832,000$67.52$123,696,640.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Henry FernandezCEOSell7,500$43.85$328,875.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Henry FernandezCEOSell7,500$38.20$286,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Benjamin F DupontDirectorSell2,556$34.37$87,849.72View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Henry A FernandezCEOSell7,500$35.00$262,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Gary RetelnyInsiderSell9,000$34.97$314,730.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
News IconWill Robson Joins MSCI as Global Head of Real Estate Applied Research (NYSE:MSCI) - February 16 at 6:14 PM logoAsia stocks seen looking overvalued at 19-month highs, Aussie dollar shines (NYSE:MSCI) - February 16 at 12:26 AM
News IconThe CHRO of MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI) is Selling Shares - Analyst Ratings (NYSE:MSCI) - February 14 at 8:20 PM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 15, 2017 - Nasdaq (NYSE:MSCI) - February 14 at 8:20 PM logoMSCI Triples the Number of its Private Real Estate Indexes Available on Global Intel PLUS (NYSE:MSCI) - February 14 at 8:20 PM logoStock Rally Falters, Dollar Drops as Flynn Resigns: Markets Wrap (NYSE:MSCI) - February 14 at 12:48 AM
News IconAnalysts Near-Term outlook: MSCI Inc. (MSCI), Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR) - The USA Commerce (NYSE:MSCI) - February 13 at 7:47 PM logoMoving Average Crossover Alert: MSCI (MSCI) (NYSE:MSCI) - February 13 at 10:09 AM logoPakistan's Switch from Frontier to Emerging Status (NYSE:MSCI) - February 13 at 10:09 AM logoEuphoria Sweeps China Stocks as Momentum Gauge Reaches 2015 High (NYSE:MSCI) - February 13 at 10:09 AM
News IconForward Earnings Estimate of MSCI Inc(MSCI) - Highland Mirror (NYSE:MSCI) - February 11 at 12:39 AM
News IconBuy or Sell? Average Brokerage Ratings on MSCI Inc. (MSCI), CNO ... - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MSCI) - February 11 at 12:39 AM logoMSCI Equity Indexes February 2017 Index Review - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:MSCI) - February 11 at 12:38 AM
News IconMSCI maintains Taiwan's weighting in emerging market index (NYSE:MSCI) - February 10 at 7:35 PM
News IconMizuho Securities Indicates Potential -21.2% Decrease In Shares Of Phillips 66 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 10 at 12:44 AM logoAsian shares probe 18-month highs, cheered by Trump's tax cut talk (NYSE:MSCI) - February 9 at 8:31 PM logoMSCI Equity Indexes February 2017 Index Review (NYSE:MSCI) - February 9 at 7:43 PM logoMSCI Launches ESG Universal Equity Indexes for Long-Term Global Investors (NYSE:MSCI) - February 9 at 5:35 AM logoForm 3 MSCI Inc. For: Feb 01 Filed by: Mina Jorge (NYSE:MSCI) - February 9 at 5:35 AM
News IconChief Operating Officer of MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI), Pettit Cd Baer, sells 2,083 shares worth $191,136 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 9 at 5:35 AM logoVan Cleef Asset Management,Inc Buys Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF - DNQ, iShares MSCI Emerging ... (NYSE:MSCI) - February 9 at 5:35 AM logoAsian stocks tread water on U.S. cues, Europe concerns (NYSE:MSCI) - February 8 at 8:18 PM logoAsia stocks, euro, dollar subdued as economic, political uncertainty hits (NYSE:MSCI) - February 6 at 9:15 PM logoMSCI, Inc. :MSCI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 6, 2017 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 6 at 6:45 PM logoePlus (PLUS) Shows Strength: Stock Adds 7.5% in Session (NYSE:MSCI) - February 6 at 9:44 AM
News IconMSCI appoints Jacques P. Perold to board (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 7:23 PM logoMSCI Reaches Analyst Target Price (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 7:23 PM logoMSCI, Inc. :MSCI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 3, 2017 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 7:23 PM logoMSCI, Inc. :MSCI-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 3, 2017 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 7:23 PM logoStocks Close Higher As Nasdaq Rises 0.5% Despite Drag (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 7:23 PM logoMSCI Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 5:31 AM logoQ4 2016 MSCI Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 5:31 AM logo7:11 am MSCI beats by $0.06, reports revs in-line (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 5:31 AM logoEdited Transcript of MSCI earnings conference call or presentation 2-Feb-17 4:00pm GMT (NYSE:MSCI) - February 3 at 12:31 AM logoBRIEF-MSCI reports qtrly earnings per share of $0.73 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoMSCI INC. : Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM
News IconMSCI Makes Appointments to Drive Product and Service Innovation and Promote Growth (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoJacques P. Perold Elected to MSCI Inc. Board of Directors (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoMSCI, Inc. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoMSCI tops Street 4Q forecasts (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoAssets in Equity ETFs Linked to MSCI Indexes Reach All-Time High of $511 Billion (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoMSCI February Quarterly Index Review Announcement Scheduled for February 9, 2017 (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM
News IconMSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) price reactions to earnings announcements - Post Analyst (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 5:45 AM
News IconLarge Outflow of Money Witnessed in MSCI Inc - Morning Outlook (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 5:45 AM logoForm 4 MSCI Inc. For: Jan 27 Filed by: Tidd Diana H. - (NYSE:MSCI) - February 2 at 5:45 AM logoForm 4 MSCI Inc. For: Jan 27 Filed by: Tidd Diana H. (NYSE:MSCI) - February 1 at 5:38 AM logoMsci : Pakistans inclusion in emerging market list to boost investment (NYSE:MSCI) - January 30 at 7:22 PM logoMSCI : hints KSA may be upgraded to Emerging Market Status (NYSE:MSCI) - January 30 at 9:34 AM logoMsci : Pakistan's new ranking as emerging market (NYSE:MSCI) - January 29 at 4:49 AM logoAsia shares inch down, dollar extends gains in light holiday trade (NYSE:MSCI) - January 27 at 3:28 AM


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 Thursday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 17th will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 15th.

Where is MSCI's stock going? Where will MSCI's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for MSCI's stock. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect MSCI's stock price to reach $83.25 in the next twelve months.

When will MSCI announce their earnings?

MSCI is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

Who owns MSCI stock?

MSCI's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (12.47%), Janus Capital Management LLC (5.01%), Fiera Capital Corp (3.54%), State Street Corp (3.17%), Darsana Capital Partners LP (2.30%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (0.96%). Company insiders that own MSCI stock include Benjamin F Dupont, Cd Baer Pettit, Diana H Tidd, Holdings LP Valueact, Patrick Tierney, Richard J Napolitano, Rodolphe M Vallee, Scott A Crum and Valueact Capital Master Fund,.

Who sold MSCI stock? Who is selling MSCI stock?

MSCI's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Cipher Capital LP, Allianz Asset Management AG, Guggenheim Capital LLC and Capstone Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold MSCI stock in the last year include Benjamin F Dupont, Cd Baer Pettit, Diana H Tidd, Holdings LP Valueact, Patrick Tierney, Richard J Napolitano, Rodolphe M Vallee, Scott A Crum and Valueact Capital Master Fund,.

Who bought MSCI stock? Who is buying MSCI stock?

MSCI's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Fiera Capital Corp, Janus Capital Management LLC, GFI Investment Counsel Ltd., Artemis Investment Management LLP, Franklin Resources Inc. and Asset Management One Co. Ltd..

How do I buy MSCI stock?

Shares of MSCI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of MSCI stock cost?

One share of MSCI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $94.27.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) Chart for Sunday, February, 19, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)

Last Updated on 2/19/2017 by Staff