Diversified Trust Co trimmed its position in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 16.6% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 28,173 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 5,617 shares during the period. Diversified Trust Co’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $2,545,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in MSI. Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 50.2% during the 2nd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 37,620 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $3,265,000 after buying an additional 12,566 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 26.9% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 402,191 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $34,901,000 after acquiring an additional 85,143 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 56.6% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 18,943 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,643,000 after acquiring an additional 6,847 shares during the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 19.8% in the 2nd quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 5,529 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $480,000 after acquiring an additional 913 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 43,987 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $3,815,000 after acquiring an additional 2,195 shares during the last quarter. 87.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 5,916 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.41, for a total value of $546,697.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Motorola Solutions, Inc. sold 949,779 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $14,246,685.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,336,176 shares of company stock worth $49,961,105 over the last ninety days. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE MSI) traded up $0.22 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $97.50. The company had a trading volume of 1,061,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,007,950. Motorola Solutions Inc has a 12 month low of $76.92 and a 12 month high of $97.70. The firm has a market cap of $15,759.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.94, a P/E/G ratio of 4.03 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.13. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 92.09% and a net margin of 10.51%. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.37 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Motorola Solutions Inc will post 5.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This is a positive change from Motorola Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is currently 53.20%.

MSI has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group boosted their target price on Motorola Solutions from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Cleveland Research raised Motorola Solutions from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. ValuEngine downgraded Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Motorola Solutions has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $95.50.

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Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

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