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NYSE:MSCI

MSCI - MSCI Stock Forecast, Price & News

$502.95
+1.83 (+0.37%)
(As of 08/12/2022 10:39 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$502.04
$505.64
50-Day Range
$385.76
$512.12
52-Week Range
$376.41
$679.85
Volume
1,045 shs
Average Volume
487,373 shs
Market Capitalization
$40.49 billion
P/E Ratio
51.74
Dividend Yield
0.81%
Price Target
$513.75

MSCI MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.5% Upside
$513.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.64% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.16
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.52mentions of MSCI in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.51 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
14.06%
From $11.38 to $12.98 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.88 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

90th out of 658 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

15th out of 104 stocks

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About MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) Stock

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. It operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG and Climate, and All Other - Private Assets. The Index segment provides indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including indexed product creation, such as ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, futures, options, structured products, over-the-counter derivatives; performance benchmarking; portfolio construction and rebalancing; and asset allocation, as well as licenses GICS and GICS Direct. The Analytics segment offers risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, application, and service that provides an integrated view of risk and return, and an analysis of market, credit, liquidity, and counterparty risk across asset classes; managed services, including consolidation of client portfolio data from various sources, review and reconciliation of input data and results, and customized reporting; and HedgePlatform to measure, evaluate, and monitor the risk of hedge fund investments. The ESG and Climate segment provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how ESG factors impact the long-term risk and return of their portfolio and individual security-level investments; and data, ratings, research, and tools to help investors navigate increasing regulation. The All Other - Private Assets segment includes real estate market and transaction data, benchmarks, return-analytics, climate assessments and market insights for funds, investors, and managers; business intelligence to real estate owners, managers, developers, and brokers; and offers investment decision support tools for private capital. It serves asset owners and managers, financial intermediaries, wealth managers, real estate professionals, and corporates. MSCI Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

MSCI Price Performance

Shares of NYSE:MSCI opened at $501.12 on Friday. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $435.16 and a 200-day moving average price of $464.79. The stock has a market cap of $40.34 billion, a PE ratio of 51.56 and a beta of 1.09. MSCI has a 1 year low of $376.41 and a 1 year high of $679.85.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI - Get Rating) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The technology company reported $2.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.71 by $0.07. MSCI had a net margin of 36.85% and a negative return on equity of 151.89%. The firm had revenue of $551.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $560.24 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.45 EPS. The business's revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that MSCI will post 11.38 EPS for the current year.

MSCI Increases Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $1.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 11th. This represents a $5.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.00%. This is an increase from MSCI's previous quarterly dividend of $1.04. MSCI's dividend payout ratio is currently 42.80%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

MSCI has been the topic of several research reports. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on MSCI from $600.00 to $520.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. UBS Group upped their price target on shares of MSCI from $514.00 to $546.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Redburn Partners initiated coverage on MSCI in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. They issued a "buy" rating for the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft increased their price target on MSCI from $478.00 to $513.00 in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Oppenheimer increased their price objective on shares of MSCI to $507.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of $513.75.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In related news, insider Scott A. Crum sold 5,000 shares of MSCI stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $501.46, for a total transaction of $2,507,300.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 27,408 shares in the company, valued at $13,744,015.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 3.02% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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MSCI Stock News Headlines

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MSCI Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
5/12/2022
Dividend Payable
5/31/2022
Last Earnings
7/26/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/31 Dividend
8/11/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
8/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/25/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Specialized Finance
CUSIP
55354G10
Employees
4,303
Year Founded
1969

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$513.75
High Stock Price Forecast
$553.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$470.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+2.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$725.98 million
Pretax Margin
43.85%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.04 billion
Cash Flow
$11.55 per share
Book Value
($12.75) per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
78,072,000
Market Cap
$40.49 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.09

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MSCI Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell MSCI stock right now?

9 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSCI in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" MSCI shares.
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What is MSCI's stock price forecast for 2022?

9 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for MSCI's stock. Their MSCI share price forecasts range from $470.00 to $553.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $513.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have MSCI shares performed in 2022?

MSCI's stock was trading at $612.69 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, MSCI shares have decreased by 18.2% and is now trading at $501.12.
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Are investors shorting MSCI?

MSCI saw a decrease in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 501,700 shares, a decrease of 41.1% from the July 15th total of 851,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 524,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.0 days. Approximately 0.6% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is MSCI's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 25th 2022.
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How were MSCI's earnings last quarter?

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 26th. The technology company reported $2.78 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.71 by $0.07. The technology company had revenue of $551.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $560.24 million. MSCI had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 151.89% and a net margin of 36.85%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.45 EPS.

How often does MSCI pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MSCI?

MSCI announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $1.25 per share on Wednesday, August 31st. This represents a $5.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.04.
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Is MSCI a good dividend stock?

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) pays an annual dividend of $4.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.81%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 42.80%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSCI will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.05% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for MSCI.

What is Henry A. Fernandez's approval rating as MSCI's CEO?

422 employees have rated MSCI Chief Executive Officer Henry A. Fernandez on Glassdoor.com. Henry A. Fernandez has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Henry A. Fernandez in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of MSCI own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other MSCI investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Mastercard (MA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Salesforce (CRM), Adobe (ADBE), Visa (V), PayPal (PYPL), Netflix (NFLX), Intel (INTC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

What is MSCI's stock symbol?

MSCI trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSCI."

Who are MSCI's major shareholders?

MSCI's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fiera Capital Corp (2.54%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.41%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.09%), Brown Advisory Inc. (1.08%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.66%) and Deutsche Bank AG (0.51%). Insiders that own company stock include Benjamin F Dupont, Cd Baer Pettit, Henry A Fernandez, Jennifer H Mak, Laurent Seyer, Robert J Gutowski and Scott A Crum.
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How do I buy shares of MSCI?

Shares of MSCI stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is MSCI's stock price today?

One share of MSCI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $501.12.

How much money does MSCI make?

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) has a market capitalization of $40.34 billion and generates $2.04 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $725.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.72 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does MSCI have?

The company employs 4,303 workers across the globe.

When was MSCI founded?

MSCI was founded in 1969.

How can I contact MSCI?

MSCI's mailing address is 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET 49TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10007. The official website for the company is www.msci.com. The technology company can be reached via phone at (212) 804-3900, via email at investor.relations@msci.com, or via fax at 212-981-7401.

This page (NYSE:MSCI) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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