NYSE:MSCI - Msci Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$177.16 +2.94 (+1.69 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$177.16
Today's Range$174.23 - $177.30
52-Week Range$134.28 - $184.22
Volume377,169 shs
Average Volume533,767 shs
Market Capitalization$15.60 billion
P/E Ratio33.11
Dividend Yield1.33%
MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use 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 offers risk management, performance attribution, and portfolio management content, applications, and services that provide clients with an integrated view of risk and return, and an analysis of market, credit, liquidity, and counterparty risk across various asset classes, spanning short, medium, and long-term time horizons; and various managed services for clients to address the needs of various specialized areas of the investment community by providing a reporting service and performance reporting tools to institutional consultants and investors in hedge funds. The ESG segment provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors impact the long-term risk of their investments; and data and ratings products for use in the construction of equity and fixed income indexes to help institutional investors benchmark ESG investment performance and issue index-based investment products, as well as manage, measure, and report on ESG mandates. The Real Estate segment offers real estate performance analysis for funds, investors, managers, and lenders. This segment provides products and services that include research, reporting, and benchmarking; and business intelligence to real estate owners, managers, developers, and brokers. MSCI Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance
SectorComputer and Technology



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.43 billion
Cash Flow$6.5349 per share
Book Value$4.45 per share


Net Income$507.88 million


Market Cap$15.60 billion
Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated)

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) Frequently Asked Questions

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 Wednesday, January 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.58 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 21st. View Msci's Dividend History.

How were Msci's earnings last quarter?

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The technology company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.01. The technology company had revenue of $361.69 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $360.95 million. Msci had a net margin of 35.42% and a return on equity of 125.73%. View Msci's Earnings History.

When is Msci's next earnings date?

Msci is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Msci.

What guidance has Msci issued on next quarter's earnings?

Msci updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period.

What price target have analysts set for MSCI?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Msci's shares. Their forecasts range from $159.00 to $196.00. On average, they expect Msci's stock price to reach $179.8571 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Msci.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Msci?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Msci in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Msci.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Msci stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Msci stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "MSCI’s fourth-quarter 2018 results were impressive as both earnings and revenues increased on a year-over-year basis. Index sales and one-time sales in the quarter were highest in the company’s history. Moreover, in terms of retention rate, this fourth-quarter was best in MSCI’s history. Cancellation rate was also relatively low in the quarter. The company benefited from the growth of non-ETF passive funds related to MSCI indexes, exchange-traded futures and options products, strong demand for custom and factor index modules and the increasing adoption of the ESG solution into the investment process. MSCI also gained from strong traction in client segments, like wealth management, banks and broker dealers. Moreover, the company generated record free cash flow. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past year." (2/12/2019)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "1Q18 revenues above expectations. 1Q18 revenue was $351.3 mn, up 16.6% y/y (+16.0% in constant currency), vs. the FactSet consensus of $349.0 mn. Growth was driven by continued strength in the Index product line, aided by all time highs in global ETF AuM. 1Q18 adjusted EPS was $1.31, above our estimate of $1.25 and the consensus of $1.26. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 53.1%, from 1Q17’s 50.0%, vs. our est." (5/3/2018)

Has Msci been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about MSCI stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Msci earned a media sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the technology company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Msci's key competitors?

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), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), Booking (BKNG), Alibaba Group (BABA), Adobe (ADBE), Broadcom (AVGO), salesforce.com (CRM), Applied Materials (AMAT) and Lam Research (LRCX).

Who are Msci's key executives?

Msci's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Henry A. Fernandez, Chairman & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. C. D. Baer Pettit, Pres (Age 54)
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Winters, CFO & Treasurer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Laurent Seyer, COO & Chief Client Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Scott A. Crum, MD & Chief HR Officer (Age 62)

Who are Msci's major shareholders?

Msci's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.29%), Fiera Capital Corp (3.99%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.76%), DSM Capital Partners LLC (1.42%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.32%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.10%). Company insiders that own Msci stock include Cd Baer Pettit, Richard J Napolitano and Scott A Crum. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Msci.

Which major investors are selling Msci stock?

MSCI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Findlay Park Partners LLP, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. and KBC Group NV. Company insiders that have sold Msci company stock in the last year include Richard J Napolitano and Scott A Crum. View Insider Buying and Selling for Msci.

Which major investors are buying Msci stock?

MSCI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DSM Capital Partners LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Two Sigma Investments LP, Fundsmith LLP, Korea Investment CORP, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Msci.

How do I buy shares of Msci?

Shares of MSCI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market 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 $177.16.

How big of a company is Msci?

Msci has a market capitalization of $15.60 billion and generates $1.43 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $507.88 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.35 on an earnings per share basis. Msci employs 3,038 workers across the globe.

What is Msci's official website?

The official website for Msci is http://www.msci.com.

How can I contact Msci?

Msci's mailing address is 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET 49TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10007. The technology company can be reached via phone at 212-804-3990 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Msci (NYSE MSCI)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  396 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  317 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  713
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Msci and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MSCI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MSCI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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