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: $11.02774 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 90,059,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $117.24
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $107.25
  • 52 Week Range: $76.52 - $123.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 39.70
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 27.49
  • P/E Growth: 1.89
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.2 billion
  • Price / Sales: 9.20
  • Book Value: $3.41 per share
  • Price / Book: 35.95
  • Annual Dividend: $1.52
  • Dividend Yield: 1.2%
  • EBITDA: $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: 381,416 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. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share on Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. This is a boost 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $316.08 million for 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%. MSCI's revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.77 EPS. 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, November, 2nd 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 12-month target prices for MSCI's shares. Their predictions range from $94.00 to $125.00. On average, they anticipate MSCI's share price to reach $107.25 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. 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.01%). 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 bought MSCI stock? Who is buying MSCI stock?

MSCI's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eqis Capital Management Inc.. 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 $122.59.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MSCI (NYSE MSCI)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  178 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  170 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  348
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: $107.25 (12.51% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
Price Target History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
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 10/19/2015 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
11/2/2017$0.96N/AView Earnings Details
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: $4.46 EPS


Current Dividend Information for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
Most Recent Dividend:8/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.52
Dividend Yield:1.24%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:49.03% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
40.11% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
34.08% (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: 94.45%
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
10/9/2017Cd Baer PettitCOOSell2,083$121.26$252,584.58View SEC Filing  
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 Schedules Investor Conference Call to Review Third Quarter 2017 Results - October 19 at 6:30 AM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $322.20 Million - October 17 at 10:04 AM logoMOVES-Bfinance names new London portfolio solutions head - October 17 at 5:32 AM logoMSCI Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - October 16 at 12:49 AM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) COO Sells $252,584.58 in Stock - October 10 at 7:40 PM logo[$$] Companies That Perform Best Don’t Pay CEOs the Most - October 6 at 9:25 AM logo[$$] A Warning Shot on Equifax: Index Provider Flagged Security Issues Last Year - October 6 at 9:25 AM logoSaudi Arabia Still Poised for EM Inclusion 2018, Franklin Says - October 2 at 11:37 AM logoMSCI Introduces Factor-Based ESG Benchmarks - September 29 at 6:24 PM logoiShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF Experiences Big Inflow - Nasdaq - September 29 at 1:22 PM logoBarclays Announces Waiver to Minimum Early Redemption Size on iPath - Business Wire (press release) - September 29 at 1:22 PM
News IconMOVES-Mizuho, People's Trust, MSCI, Unigestion, Aquila Capital - Business Insider - September 29 at 1:22 PM logoMOVES-MSCI names Jay McNamara global head of real estate - Reuters - September 29 at 1:22 PM logoMOVES-MSCI names Jay McNamara global head of real estate - September 28 at 6:57 PM logoBarclays Announces Waiver to Minimum Early Redemption Size on iPath® MSCI India Index ETN - September 28 at 6:57 PM logoMSCI Launches New Factor ESG Target Indexes - September 28 at 6:57 PM logoInvestors scoop up billions in bonds, most since July -ICI - Nasdaq - September 27 at 3:34 PM logoMSCI Integrates IHS Markit Fixed Income and Liquidity Data For Regulation Ready Liquidity Risk Solution - Business Wire (press release) - September 27 at 3:34 PM logoMSCI Integrates IHS Markit Fixed Income and Liquidity Data For Regulation Ready Liquidity Risk Solution - September 27 at 9:26 AM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - September 27 at 7:40 AM logoInteresting MSCI Put And Call Options For November 17th - September 22 at 9:04 AM logoAhead Of German Election, A Small ETF Surges - September 21 at 11:32 AM 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 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



MSCI (MSCI) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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