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: $9.78281 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 90,456,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $104.84
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $97.09
  • 52 Week Range: $76.52 - $109.29
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 37.57
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.58
  • P/E Growth: 1.77
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.17 billion
  • Price / Sales: 8.43
  • Book Value: $3.08 per share
  • Price / Book: 35.38
  • Annual Dividend: $1.12
  • Dividend Yield: 1.0%
  • EBIDTA: $587 million
  • Net Margins: 23.31%
  • Return on Equity: 72.33%
  • Return on Assets: 9.99%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 7.45%
  • Current Ratio: 1.99%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.99%
  • Average Volume: 395,227 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, May 4th. Investors 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 yield of 1.03%. 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 results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $301.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $303.88 million. MSCI had a return on equity of 72.33% and a net margin of 23.31%. The company's revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.68 EPS. View MSCI's Earnings History.

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

5 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for MSCI's shares. Their forecasts range from $75.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect MSCI's share price to reach $95.20 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.22%), First Quadrant L P CA (0.20%), YCG LLC (0.20%), Copeland Capital Management LLC (0.11%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.05%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). 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 Bank of Montreal Can, First Quadrant L P CA, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Eqis Capital Management Inc., Sapphire Star Partners LP, YCG LLC and Chase Investment Counsel Corp. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Copeland Capital Management LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd., Fox Run Management L.L.C., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Sheets Smith Wealth Management. 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 $108.98.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MSCI (NYSE MSCI)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  134 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  134 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  268
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: $95.20 (12.64% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/18/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$98.00 -> $97.00LowView 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
8/31/2015Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/25/2015 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: $3.65 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.26 EPS


Current Dividend Information for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)
Most Recent Dividend:5/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.12
Dividend Yield:1.03%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:38.62% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.29% (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: 94.88%
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
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 logoWhat's in the Cards for Verizon (VZ) this Earnings Season? - July 25 at 4:19 AM logoArgentina: Not Quite Ready For Prime Time - July 21 at 2:46 AM logoBiggest MSCI Emerging Hopeful Falters as Saudi Profits Stall - July 18 at 11:54 PM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Receives "Equal Weight" Rating from Morgan Stanley - July 18 at 3:11 PM logoMSCI's Biggest Emerging Hopeful Falters as Saudi Earnings Stall - July 18 at 6:23 AM logoGlobal funds are scrambling to be early birds to China's MSCI entry - July 17 at 7:25 PM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - July 14 at 9:18 AM logoMSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub - July 14 at 12:46 AM logoMSCI Move Sees Pakistan Go From Best to Worst as Flows Ease - July 13 at 6:58 AM logoMSCI Boost Sees Pakistan Go From Best to Worst as Inflows Dry Up - July 13 at 6:58 AM logoBlackRock cuts fees, builds bond indexes in bid 'to be ubiquitous' - July 13 at 6:58 AM logo Analysts Expect MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $311.83 Million - July 12 at 10:06 AM logo$0.89 Earnings Per Share Expected for MSCI Inc (MSCI) This Quarter - July 10 at 4:24 PM logoInsider Selling: MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) COO Sells 2,083 Shares of Stock - July 6 at 7:41 PM logoBeat the System: Does Tesla’s plunge signal the end for growth stocks? - July 6 at 3:00 PM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades MSCI Inc (MSCI) to "Buy" - July 6 at 7:50 AM logoIJH, DRE, MSCI, TFX: Large Outflows Detected at ETF - July 6 at 1:52 AM logoHead to Head Comparison: Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (DNB) versus MSCI (MSCI) - July 5 at 6:36 PM logoMSCI Got India Wrong - July 5 at 8:40 AM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (DNB) vs. MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) - July 2 at 12:24 AM logoA New View on China Following MSCI Move - June 30 at 2:06 AM logoWelcome to the jungle: a guide to China for MSCI's investors - June 30 at 2:06 AM logoComparing MSCI (MSCI) & Dun & Bradstreet Corp (DNB) - June 27 at 8:12 PM logoChina blue-chips hit 18-mth high on MSCI inclusion hopes; HK also up - June 27 at 6:48 PM logoChina blue-chips at 18-month high, MSCI talks up A-shares - June 27 at 6:48 PM logoMSCI Already Talking About Adding More Chinese Stocks - June 27 at 6:48 PM logo[$$] MSCI Already Talking About Adding More Chinese Stocks - June 27 at 6:19 AM logo[$$] Stock Pickers to Add Chinese Shares - June 26 at 8:58 AM logoChina's Large Caps Surge to 2015 High Amid MSCI, Handover Boost - June 26 at 8:58 AM logoStockpickers Expected to Embrace Chinese Shares - June 24 at 12:09 AM logoWhen MSCI and S&P Rule the World - June 23 at 7:07 PM logoCritical Review: Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (DNB) vs. MSCI (MSCI) - June 23 at 4:50 PM logoHottest Chinese stocks aren't the ones the market's been focused on - June 23 at 9:49 AM logo[$$] Deng's Take: What's Next for China After Index Win - June 23 at 8:11 AM logoMSCI Inc (MSCI) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - June 22 at 6:43 PM logoThe Morning Ledger: Chinese Companies under Global Scrutiny after MSCI Decision - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoInteresting MSCI Put And Call Options For August 18th - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoMSCI Welcomes China, Delays Argentina - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoMSCI's Wishful Thinking - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoAre You In or Are You Out? MSCI’s Index Decisions Swing Stocks Around the World - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoSaudi Stocks on Cusp of New Rally After Night of Good News - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoChina Gets in the MSCI. Now Comes the Hard Part. - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoChina's MSCI Rally Fizzles as Billionaire Rout Highlights Risks - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoAsia Equities Climb as Technology, Health-Care Stocks Advance - June 22 at 8:28 AM logo[$$] China Companies to Get Greater Global Scrutiny After MSCI Lays Out Red Carpet - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoDow Notches Second Day of Losses - June 22 at 8:28 AM logoEmerging Market: Saudi Arabia On MSCI's Radar - June 21 at 7:50 PM logoUBS's Dennis Says China's MSCI Inclusion Symbolic - June 21 at 7:50 PM logoUber Changes and Index Additions - June 21 at 7:50 PM logoOpening Bell, June 21, 2017 - June 21 at 7:50 PM



MSCI (MSCI) Chart for Tuesday, July, 25, 2017

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