MSCI Company Profile (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: Investment Support Tools
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Finance
  • Symbol: NYSE:MSCI
  • CUSIP: 55354G10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $10.19019 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 90,059,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $112.24
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $103.84
  • 52 Week Range: $76.52 - $118.06
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 36.86
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.58
  • P/E Growth: 1.75
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.2 billion
  • Price / Sales: 8.54
  • Book Value: $3.41 per share
  • Price / Book: 33.38
  • Annual Dividend: $1.52
  • Dividend Yield: 1.3%
  • EBIDTA: $607.22 million
  • Net Margins: 24.01%
  • Return on Equity: 87.11%
  • Return on Assets: 10.15%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 6.76%
  • Current Ratio: 1.96%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.96%
  • Average Volume: 412,928 shs.
  • Beta: 1.03
  • Short Ratio: 1.71

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, August 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.38 per share on Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. This is a positive change from MSCI's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. View MSCI's Dividend History.

How were MSCI's earnings last quarter?

MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.05. The company earned $316.08 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $314.03 million. MSCI had a net margin of 24.01% and a return on equity of 87.11%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.77 earnings per share. View MSCI's Earnings History.

When will MSCI make its next earnings announcement?

MSCI is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for MSCI.

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

5 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for MSCI's stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $125.00. On average, they anticipate MSCI's share price to reach $100.80 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for MSCI.

What are analysts saying about MSCI stock?

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

  • 1. 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. " (7/6/2017)
  • 2. 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)

Who are some of MSCI's key competitors?

Who are MSCI's key executives?

MSCI's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Henry A. Fernandez, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Kathleen A. Winters, Chief Financial Officer
  • Carroll D Baer Pettit, Chief Operating Officer
  • Scott A. Crum, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Richard J. Napolitano, Principal Accounting Officer, Global Controller
  • Arun Sinha, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Remy Briand, Head - ESG and Real Estate
  • Jorge Mina, Head - Analytics
  • Laurent Seyer, Chief Client Officer
  • Diana H. Tidd, Head - Index

Who owns MSCI stock?

MSCI's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (10.33%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.71%), BlackRock Inc. (9.09%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (4.21%), Fiera Capital Corp (4.16%) and State Street Corp (3.26%). 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 American Century Companies Inc., FMR LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Jackson Square Partners LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Renaissance Technologies LLC. Company insiders that have sold MSCI stock in the last year include 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Findlay Park Partners LLP, Fiera Capital Corp, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Capital Fund Management S.A. and Marshall Wace North America 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.

What is MSCI's stock price today?

One share of MSCI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $113.81.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MSCI (NYSE MSCI)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  162 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  158 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  320
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MSCI and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: $100.80 (11.43% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/7/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$97.00 -> $125.00LowView Rating Details
7/18/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight -> Equal Weight$110.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$105.00 -> $94.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$100.00LowView 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
(Data available from 9/20/2015 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
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.90$0.95$314.03 million$316.08 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $3.79 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.45 EPS


Current Dividend Information for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
Most Recent Dividend:8/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.52
Dividend Yield:1.34%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:49.03% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
40.11% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
34.16% (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: 2.26%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.59%
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
9/5/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$115.16$239,878.28View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$111.16$231,546.28View SEC Filing  
7/3/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$103.44$215,465.52View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$103.97$216,569.51View SEC Filing  
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 Hires Jeremy Baskin as Head of Client Coverage in the Americas - September 18 at 11:29 PM logoMOVES-MSCI names Jeremy Baskin as head of Americas client coverage - September 18 at 11:29 PM logoFirst Week of October 20th Options Trading For MSCI - September 16 at 6:39 AM logoMSCI, Inc. : MSCI-US: Dividend Analysis : August 18th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 15, 2017 - September 16 at 6:39 AM logoiShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF Experiences Big Inflow - September 15 at 6:25 AM logoHurricane Investment Prep: Timber ETFs - September 11 at 9:23 AM logoOil Denies Saudis Regional Stock Crown as Johannesburg Opens Gap - September 10 at 7:54 PM logoCompensation For Globe-Trotting Investors - September 8 at 12:07 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect MSCI Inc (MSCI) Will Announce Earnings of $0.96 Per Share - September 7 at 6:26 PM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) COO Cd Baer Pettit Sells 2,083 Shares - September 6 at 8:28 PM logoWhy Index Funds Have a Limited Presence in the IPO Market - September 6 at 6:32 AM logoWhy Index Funds Steer Clear of the IPO Market - September 5 at 12:43 AM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - September 2 at 6:54 AM logoIJH, MSCI, TTWO, HII: Large Inflows Detected at ETF - August 31 at 7:28 AM logoiShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF Experiences Big Inflow - August 26 at 7:22 AM logoMorgan Stanley Capital I Trust 2015-UBS8 -- Moody's Affirms Seven Classes of MSCI 2015-UBS8 - August 26 at 7:22 AM logoHang Seng Durability Index Dives - August 23 at 8:49 AM logoMath Geeks Behind ETFs Scramble to Defend $1 Billion Bonanza - August 22 at 4:22 PM logoMSCI, Inc. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - August 19 at 2:41 AM logoETFs with exposure to MSCI, Inc. : August 18, 2017 - August 19 at 2:41 AM logoBull of the Day: MSCI Inc. (MSCI) - August 15 at 2:14 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about MSCI Inc. - August 11 at 6:40 AM logoMSCI Equity Indexes August 2017 Index Review - August 11 at 6:40 AM logoWisdomTree Adds A-Shares To 2 China ETFs - August 10 at 6:02 AM logoThere Is Another Major Blow Coming to Snap and Blue Apron That Will Get Everyone Talking - August 10 at 6:02 AM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) COO Sells $231,546.28 in Stock - August 8 at 8:10 PM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - August 8 at 7:46 AM logoMSCI, Inc. :MSCI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 8:10 PM logoMSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Price Target Raised to $125.00 - August 7 at 3:04 PM logoPakistan’s Status Grows in Indexes - August 7 at 12:15 AM logoEdited Transcript of MSCI earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 3:00pm GMT - August 6 at 7:14 PM logoA View On The Vietnam ETF - August 5 at 4:28 AM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Plans Dividend Increase - $0.38 Per Share - August 4 at 1:28 PM logoMSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) PT Raised to $125.00 - August 4 at 12:24 PM logoIndex Giants Clash With Exchanges Over Shareholder Rights - August 4 at 5:37 AM logoMSCI Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six Months 2017 - August 4 at 5:37 AM logoInvestor Network: MSCI Inc. to Host Earnings Call - August 4 at 5:37 AM logoMSCI August Quarterly Index Review Announcement Scheduled for August 10, 2017 - August 4 at 5:37 AM logoMSCI beats Street 2Q forecasts - August 4 at 5:37 AM logo$312.33 Million in Sales Expected for MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) This Quarter - August 3 at 7:28 AM logoShort Interest in MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Decreases By 30.3% - August 2 at 7:10 AM logoShould You Buy MSCI Inc. (MSCI) Ahead of Earnings? - August 2 at 6:05 AM logo$0.90 Earnings Per Share Expected for MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) This Quarter - August 1 at 10:26 PM logoMSCI issues warning to Chinese firms - July 31 at 5:19 AM logoAsia stocks reverse losses on China's solid purchasing managers' indexes - Reuters - July 31 at 12:22 AM logoAsian Stock Buyers Get Picky as Earnings Estimates Weaken - July 31 at 12:20 AM logoWeatherly Asset Management L. P. Buys SPDR Series Trust S&P Biotech, iShares MSCI New ... - July 29 at 8:01 PM logoA Leveraged ETF To Consider In August - July 28 at 1:17 PM logoMSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - July 27 at 1:26 PM logoCSMC Trust 2015-GLPB -- Moody's Affirms Five CMBS Classes of CSMC 2015-GLPB - July 27 at 4:31 AM



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