AMP Capital Investors Ltd lowered its holdings in shares of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 8.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 103,479 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 10,080 shares during the quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd’s holdings in Msci were worth $13,094,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in Msci in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $105,000. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new stake in Msci in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $125,000. Assetmark Inc. raised its position in Msci by 480.1% in the 4th quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,079 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 893 shares during the last quarter. Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Msci in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $219,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Msci in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $229,000. 92.13% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on MSCI shares. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $177.00 target price (down previously from $180.00) on shares of Msci in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 target price on shares of Msci in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised Msci from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Msci from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Msci in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $153.33.

Msci Inc (NYSE MSCI) opened at $151.64 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,720.00, a P/E ratio of 41.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.83 and a beta of 0.86. Msci Inc has a 1 year low of $94.68 and a 1 year high of $155.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.18, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.09.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $334.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $333.68 million. Msci had a return on equity of 108.68% and a net margin of 23.86%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.81 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Msci Inc will post 5.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. Msci’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 41.30%.

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Msci Company Profile

MSCI 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.

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