Motorola Solutions Company Profile (NYSE:MSI)

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions logoMotorola Solutions, Inc. is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. Its Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines, including Devices and Systems. Its Devices includes two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases and cables, and software features and upgrades. Its Systems includes the radio network core and central processing software; base stations; consoles; repeaters, and software applications and features. Its Services segment provides a range of service offerings for government, public safety and commercial communication networks. The Services segment product lines include Integration services, Managed & Support services, and Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Communication Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MSI
  • CUSIP: 62007630
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $79.36
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $81.17
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $78.54
  • 52-Week Range: $62.76 - $87.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.49
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.32
  • P/E Growth: 3.22
  • Market Cap: $13.13B
  • Outstanding Shares: 165,399,000
  • Beta: 0.45
  • Net Margins: 9.26%
  • Return on Equity: -134.65%
  • Return on Assets: 9.41%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -4.61%
  • Current Ratio: 1.30%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.20%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $80.46 (1.39% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/6/2017GabelliUpgradeHold -> Buy$96.00View Rating Details
2/5/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$68.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
2/3/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price Target$95.00View Rating Details
2/3/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetBuy$89.00 -> $94.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$75.00View Rating Details
1/23/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$93.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHold$72.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetHold$67.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
5/6/2016Northland SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
5/4/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/28/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutral -> Buy$65.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details
2/25/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$79.00 -> $84.00View Rating Details
2/24/2016MacquarieUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
2/23/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price Target$50.00 -> $57.00View Rating Details
2/23/2016Sanford C. BernsteinUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$85.00View Rating Details
9/11/2015Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$61.67 -> $68.75View Rating Details
5/7/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/2/2017Q416$1.85$2.03$1.84 billion$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$1.20$1.37$1.52 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.86$1.03$1.40 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.40$0.52$1.17 billion$1.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q415$1.42$1.58$1.69 billion$1.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.73$0.82$1.41 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.54$0.68$1.34 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.25$0.38$1.19 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$1.12$1.25$1.78 billion$1.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314$0.41$0.62$1.39 billion$1.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.63$0.47$1.96 million$1.39 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.50$0.50$1.83 billion$1.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q413$1.62$1.67$2.49 million$2.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$1.02$1.16$2.13 billion$2.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$1.04$1.12$2.13 billion$2.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.66$0.66$2.05 billion$1.97 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q4 2012$1.02$1.10$2.49 billion$2.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.73$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.69$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.54$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.82$0.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.60$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.51$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.32$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.06$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.16 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.54 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.34$0.38$0.36
Q2 20163$0.77$1.00$0.88
Q3 20163$0.94$1.13$1.06
Q4 20163$1.70$1.96$1.84
Q1 20174$0.44$0.63$0.50
Q2 20174$0.82$1.01$0.95
Q3 20174$0.98$1.34$1.16
Q4 20173$1.83$2.08$1.94
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Annual Dividend:$1.88
Dividend Yield:2.37%
Dividend Growth:14.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:57.49% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
36.43% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
33.94% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.55%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.59%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/12/2016Gregory Q. BrownChairmanSell95,235$82.40$7,847,364.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2016Bruce W BrdaEVPSell10,416$77.99$812,343.84View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Gregory Q. BrownChairmanSell117,000$77.11$9,021,870.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Gino A BonanotteCFOSell14,428$77.01$1,111,100.28View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Mark S HackerEVPSell4,620$76.94$355,462.80View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016John P. MolloyEVPSell11,199$74.14$830,293.86View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Eduardo F ConradoEVPSell4,300$69.29$297,947.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Eduardo F ConradoEVPSell976$70.08$68,398.08View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Bruce W BrdaEVPSell12,820$70.89$908,809.80View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell544,000$72.80$39,603,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell896,000$72.39$64,861,440.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell1,310,000$71.17$93,232,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell6,625,000$70.39$466,333,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Bradley E SingerDirectorSell625,000$74.14$46,337,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Bruce W. BrdaEVPSell10,657$67.19$716,043.83View SEC Filing  
10/22/2015Robert C. SchasslerEVPSell22,891$70.00$1,602,370.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2015Mark S HackerEVPSell7,296$68.75$501,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2015Robert C SchasslerEVPSell3,211$68.00$218,348.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Gregory Q BrownCEOSell95,235$67.92$6,468,361.20View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Eduardo F ConradoSVPSell1,500$65.86$98,790.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$66.00$66,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$64.09$64,090.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$63.00$63,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$62.00$62,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$61.00$61,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2014Eduardo ConradoSVPSell1,853$65.20$120,815.60View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013Mark F MoonEVPSell20,354$62.37$1,269,478.98View SEC Filing  
9/20/2013John WozniakCAOSell5,000$60.00$300,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013John WozniakCAOSell1,000$58.00$58,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013Michele A CarlinSVPSell4,761$60.00$285,660.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Lewis A SteversonSVPSell7,507$47.93$359,810.51View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
News IconImpact Score Of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) At 74 - Stock Observer (NYSE:MSI) - February 23 at 6:44 PM
News IconFiscal Year Earnings Estimate on Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI) - Money Flow Index & Trends (NYSE:MSI) - February 23 at 8:27 AM logoOctober 20th Options Now Available For Motorola Solutions - Nasdaq (NYSE:MSI) - February 21 at 6:17 PM logoMOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NYSE:MSI) - February 21 at 6:17 PM logoMotorola : Declares Quarterly Dividend, Sets Date for Annual Meeting (NYSE:MSI) - February 16 at 6:14 PM logoBroadband Tools Strengthen Rose Parade Security (NYSE:MSI) - February 16 at 6:14 PM logoMotorola Solutions Declares Quarterly Dividend, Sets Date for Annual Meeting (NYSE:MSI) - February 16 at 6:14 PM
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News IconVolatility Watch on Shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) - Midway Monitor (NYSE:MSI) - February 11 at 1:22 AM
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News IconMotorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Raised to Buy at Gabelli (NYSE:MSI) - February 10 at 7:35 PM
News IconUpgrades Motorola Solutions Inc to Buy (NYSE:MSI) - February 9 at 7:42 PM
News IconMotorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Stock Rating Upgraded by Gabelli (NYSE:MSI) - February 9 at 7:42 PM logoMotorola Solutions Reaches Analyst Target Price (NYSE:MSI) - February 9 at 9:51 AM
News IconMotorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Upgraded to Buy at Gabelli (NYSE:MSI) - February 8 at 7:31 PM
News IconRevenue Update on Motorola Solutions Inc(NYSE:MSI) (NYSE:MSI) - February 8 at 7:31 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) Dropped To A 3-Month Low After Citron Note (NYSE:MSI) - February 8 at 7:31 PM logoIMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces an Investigation of Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm (NYSE:MSI) - February 8 at 7:31 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) (NYSE:MSI) - February 8 at 7:31 PM logoTrump effect: Short seller says Motorola Solutions is overvalued, contracts at risk (NYSE:MSI) - February 8 at 7:31 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces an Investigation of Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Advises Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm (NYSE:MSI) - February 8 at 7:31 PM
News IconMotorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) News Impact Score At 83 - Stock Observer (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logo3 Notable Runners: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI), Phillips 66 (PSX) - iStreetWire (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Motorola Solutions, Inc ... - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoMotorola falls on Citron report (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoLeft: Three conflicts with Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoMotorola Solutions Falls After Citron Alleges Price-Gouging (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoMotorola Solutions, Inc. :MSI-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 7, 2017 (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoCitron Founder: Why I'm Shorting Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoCitron Founder: Why I'm Shorting Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Motorola Solutions, Inc. - MSI (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 8:00 PM logoWhy General Motors Company (GM), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (TEVA) and Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Are 3 of Today’s Worst Stocks (NYSE:MSI) - February 7 at 4:51 PM
News IconBuy or Sell? What Analysts Recommends: Hess Corporation (HES), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MSI) - February 6 at 11:46 PM logoMotorola Solutions, Inc. :MSI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 6, 2017 (NYSE:MSI) - February 6 at 6:45 PM
News IconThe Mackenzie Financial Corp Reduces Stake in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) (NYSE:MSI) - February 6 at 9:43 AM logoMotorola Solutions upgraded by Gabelli & Co (NYSE:MSI) - February 6 at 9:43 AM
News IconMotorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.18 EPS (NYSE:MSI) - February 4 at 11:40 PM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Names Ken Denman to Board of Directors - (NYSE:MSI) - February 4 at 6:40 PM logoEarnings Reaction History: Motorola Solutions, Inc., 33.3% Follow-Through Indicator, 3.4% Sensitive - Nasdaq (NYSE:MSI) - February 4 at 5:25 AM logoMotorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) PT Raised to $75 at Jefferies Following 4Q Beat - (NYSE:MSI) - February 4 at 5:25 AM logoMotorola (MSI) Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates in Q4 (NYSE:MSI) - February 3 at 7:23 PM logoEdited Transcript of MSI earnings conference call or presentation 2-Feb-17 10:00pm GMT (NYSE:MSI) - February 3 at 5:34 AM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Names Ken Denman to Board of Directors (NYSE:MSI) - February 3 at 12:32 AM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:MSI) - February 3 at 12:32 AM logoMotorola Solutions Issues Guidance (NYSE:MSI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc. Q4 Income Rises 18% (NYSE:MSI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoQ4 2016 Motorola Solutions Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:MSI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logo4:13 pm Motorola Solutions beats by $0.17, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus (NYSE:MSI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoMotorola Solutions elects Ken Denman to its board of directors (NYSE:MSI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM logoMotorola beats Street 4Q forecasts (NYSE:MSI) - February 2 at 7:30 PM


What is Motorola Solutions' stock symbol?

Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSI."

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

Motorola Solutions announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share on Friday, April 14th. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th.

Where is Motorola Solutions' stock going? Where will Motorola Solutions' stock price be in 2017?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Motorola Solutions' shares. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $96.00. On average, they anticipate Motorola Solutions' share price to reach $80.46 in the next year.

When will Motorola Solutions announce their earnings?

Motorola Solutions is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 3rd 2017.

What are analysts saying about Motorola Solutions stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Motorola Solutions stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Motorola Solutions have outperformed the broader industry in the past one year. Ushering in further good news, the company reported better-than-expected earnings as well as revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company also displayed year-over-year improvement on both these counts. Lower costs and an increase in sales aided results. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2017 earnings has improved significantly following the upbeat results.  The company's strategy of growing through mergers and acquisitions is impressive. The acquisition of Spillman Technologies has significantly expanded its product portfolio. We are impressed by Motorola’s efforts to reward investors through dividend payments and buybacks. However, we remain concerned about the company's exposure to foreign exchange movements due to its global operations." (2/8/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Motorola Solutions printed strong Q4 results and gave a solid outlook for 2017. We continue to think this is a well-run business with an excellent management team. At relatively full valuation levels, we think the stock's risk/reward remains balanced however." (2/3/2017)
  • BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "MSI reported solid December results, with higher revenue and gross margins helping offset one-time items in opex for in-line operating income. EPS was better in the quarter on lower taxes and interest, but March guidance missed our expectations. Nevertheless, we are encouraged by the record-high backlog, which should drive management visibility. The FirstNet announcement is on the horizon and should provide further growth to the earnings power we model for 2018. Our 2017 EPS estimates go to $5.19 from $5.29 and we are establishing our 2018 EPS estimates of $5.92." (2/3/2017)
  • Credit Suisse Group analysts commented, "We reiterate our Outperform rating and maintain our TP of $80." (8/5/2016)

Who owns Motorola Solutions stock?

Motorola Solutions' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.51%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (1.26%), Scharf Investments LLC (0.92%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.72%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.72%) and FMR LLC (0.62%). Company insiders that own Motorola Solutions stock include Bradley E Singer, Bruce W Brda, Eduardo F Conrado, Gino A Bonanotte, Gregory Q Brown, John P Molloy, Mark S Hacker and Robert C Schassler.

Who sold Motorola Solutions stock? Who is selling Motorola Solutions stock?

Motorola Solutions' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scharf Investments LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, AQR Capital Management LLC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. Company insiders that have sold Motorola Solutions stock in the last year include Bradley E Singer, Bruce W Brda, Eduardo F Conrado, Gino A Bonanotte, Gregory Q Brown, John P Molloy and Mark S Hacker.

Who bought Motorola Solutions stock? Who is buying Motorola Solutions stock?

Motorola Solutions' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, State Street Corp, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Elkfork Partners LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Martingale Asset Management L P and A.R.T. Advisors LLC.

How do I buy Motorola Solutions stock?

Shares of Motorola Solutions can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Motorola Solutions stock cost?

One share of Motorola Solutions stock can currently be purchased for approximately $79.36.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) Chart for Thursday, February, 23, 2017

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Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff