Msci Company Profile (NYSE:MSCI)

About Msci (NYSE:MSCI)

Msci logoMSCI Inc. offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. Its segments include Index, Analytics and All Other segment. All Other segment comprises environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Real Estate segments. Its indexes are used 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 uses analytical content to create products and services, which offer institutional investors an integrated view of risk and return. MSCI's ESG products include MSCI ESG Ratings, MSCI ESG Business Involvement Screening Research and MSCI ESG Governance Metrics. MSCI's Real Estate products comprise private real estate benchmarks and indexes branded IPD Group Limited (IPD) and include Portfolio Analysis Service (PAS), IPD Rental Information Service (IRIS) and IPD Global Intel.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Processing Systems & Products
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Finance
  • Symbol: NYSE:MSCI
  • CUSIP: 55354G10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $9.05 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 90,455,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $98.49
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $89.66
  • 52 Week Range: $71.51 - $109.29
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.47
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.76
  • P/E Growth: 1.69
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.17 billion
  • Price / Sales: 7.73
  • Book Value: $3.08 per share
  • Price / Book: 32.47
  • Annual Dividend: $1.12
  • Dividend Yield: 1.1%
  • EBIDTA: $587 million
  • 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%
  • Average Volume: 582,950 shs.
  • Beta: 1.01
  • Short Ratio: 1.29

Frequently Asked Questions for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 19th will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share on Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 17th. View Msci's Dividend History.

How were Msci's earnings last quarter?

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $301.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $303.88 million. Msci had a return on equity of 51.47% and a net margin of 22.67%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.68 EPS. View Msci's Earnings History.

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

4 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Msci's shares. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $100.00. On average, they anticipate Msci's share price to reach $91.75 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Msci.

What are analysts saying about Msci stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Msci stock:

  • 1. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Foresi’s NTKs. Indexing recorded a strong performance driven by healthy AuM. New solutions are ramping helping to drive results with nascent offerings like factor investing growing above company average, with the trade off being slightly lower pricing (3.08 BPS on AuM in 1Q17 vs. 3.24 in 1Q16). MSCI continues to work to improve the results and competitive positioning of analytics." (5/5/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios. " (4/13/2017)

Who are some of Msci's key competitors?

Who owns Msci stock?

Msci's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (10.58%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.52%), BlackRock Inc. (9.08%), Janus Capital Management LLC (4.48%), Morgan Stanley (3.71%) and State Street Corp (3.25%). 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,. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Msci.

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, Wellington Management Group LLP, Janus Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and American Century Companies Inc.. 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, Rodolphe M Vallee, Scott A Crum and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Insider Buying and Selling for Msci.

Who bought Msci stock? Who is buying Msci stock?

Msci's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Findlay Park Partners LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Morgan Stanley, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Point72 Asset Management L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Msci.

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 $100.01.

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: $91.75 (8.26% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetOutperform$105.00 -> $94.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$100.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$93.00 -> $98.00LowView Rating Details
10/27/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
2/5/2016MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutral$67.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$59.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
8/31/2015Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Earnings by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Earnings History by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.85$0.88$303.88 million$301.21 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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$0.48$0.50$252.73 million$251.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.49$0.55$246.70 million$254.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q1 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: $3.63 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.21 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Next Dividend:5/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.12
Dividend Yield:1.12%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:41.48% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.85% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.60% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.07%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.15%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/8/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$99.57$207,404.31View SEC Filing  
4/3/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$97.47$203,030.01View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$94.96$197,801.68View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
Latest Headlines for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)
DateHeadline logoMSCI Sees `Lot of Issues' to Solve on China Stock Inclusion - May 24 at 10:38 AM logoChinese Stocks Erase Losses Triggered by Moody's Cut and MSCI - May 24 at 10:38 AM logoWorld stocks slip on China downgrade, ahead of Fed minutes - Reuters - May 24 at 8:40 AM logoChina's Markets Get a Double Dose of Caution From Moody's, MSCI - Bloomberg - May 24 at 4:37 AM logoMsci Inc (MSCI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - May 23 at 7:28 AM logoMSCI sets date for A-shares decision - May 23 at 4:58 AM logoMSCI, Inc. : MSCI-US: Dividend Analysis : May 19th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 18, 2017 - May 19 at 11:16 AM logoAn Idea For When Emerging Markets Rebound - May 19 at 10:22 AM logoBrazil stocks set to crash on political scandal, dragging down hot emerging markets trade - May 18 at 8:40 AM logoMSCI, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MSCI-US : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 8:23 AM logoUPDATE 2-MSCI reversal wipes $533 million off value of China's Meitu - May 17 at 6:35 PM logoShares in China's Meitu dive after MSCI reverses index inclusion decision - May 17 at 6:35 PM logoMSCI boost to Saudi stocks may be sooner than you think - May 17 at 6:35 PM logoMSCI Bounce for Saudi Shares May Happen Sooner Than You Think - May 17 at 6:35 PM logoMeitu Falls After MSCI Decides Against Adding to Indexes - May 17 at 9:06 AM logoChinese H Shares Decline for Second Day as Rail Builders Retreat - May 17 at 9:06 AM logoMSCI Gives No Reason for Meitu Reversal - Presented by: The Aol. On Network - May 16 at 11:29 PM logoMSCI Gives No Reason for Meitu Reversal - May 16 at 11:29 PM logoLiberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. April 2017 Update - May 15 at 10:18 AM logoA New Way to Buy Argentina Ahead of Expected MSCI Boom - May 15 at 10:18 AM logoETFs with exposure to MSCI, Inc. : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 7:17 PM logoMSCI, Inc. :MSCI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 7:09 PM logoMSCI China Index Scales New Heights - May 11 at 7:00 AM logoCd Baer Pettit Sells 2,083 Shares of Msci Inc (MSCI) Stock - May 9 at 7:40 PM logoChina Stock Shakeout Creates Most Divided Market in 15 Years - May 9 at 11:39 AM logoMsci's (MSCI) "Equal Weight" Rating Reaffirmed at Morgan Stanley - May 8 at 7:46 PM logoMSCI May Semi-Annual Index Review Announcement Scheduled for May 15, 2017 - May 8 at 6:12 PM logoChina's Deleveraging Bill Tops $500 Billion - May 8 at 12:29 PM logoMsci Inc (MSCI) Given Buy Rating at Cantor Fitzgerald - May 7 at 10:02 AM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Reaffirms Outperform Rating for Msci Inc (MSCI) - May 5 at 7:38 PM logoMSCI, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - May 5 at 6:57 PM logoEdited Transcript of MSCI earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 5 at 6:57 PM logoMsci Inc Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.28 (msci) - May 5 at 4:18 PM logoBRIEF-MSCI Q1 revenue rose 8 percent to $301.2 million - May 5 at 9:28 AM logoMSCI (MSCI) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 5 at 9:28 AM logoMsci (MSCI) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.17 - May 4 at 10:02 PM logoMsci Inc (MSCI) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - May 4 at 9:44 PM logoMSCI Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2017 - May 4 at 11:32 AM logoMSCI tops 1Q profit forecasts - May 4 at 11:32 AM logoMsci Inc (MSCI) Receives $86.00 Consensus Target Price from Analysts - May 4 at 1:33 AM logoIs a Surprise Coming for MSCI (MSCI) This Earnings Season? - May 3 at 10:23 AM logoMcNamara Financial Services, Inc. Buys iShares MSCI USA ESG Select, SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg ... - May 2 at 1:01 PM logoMsci (MSCI) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.18 - May 1 at 7:56 PM logo Analysts Expect Msci Inc (MSCI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $303.3 Million - April 29 at 10:32 AM logoBet on ETF Industry's Growth with This Fund - April 28 at 7:39 PM logoMsci (MSCI) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 28 at 5:58 PM logoMsci Inc (MSCI) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 28 at 8:18 AM logoAsian stocks tick up, euro subdued as ECB maintains easing bias - April 27 at 9:55 PM logoMsci Inc (MSCI) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.84 Per Share - April 27 at 9:58 AM
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Msci (MSCI) Chart for Wednesday, May, 24, 2017

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