Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) Chairman Gregory Q. Brown sold 187,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.69, for a total value of $20,325,030.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Gregory Q. Brown also recently made the following trade(s):

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  • On Tuesday, March 13th, Gregory Q. Brown sold 185,000 shares of Motorola Solutions stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.08, for a total value of $20,179,800.00.

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) opened at $108.95 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $17,620.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.32. Motorola Solutions Inc has a 1 year low of $79.63 and a 1 year high of $110.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.56.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The communications equipment provider reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.04 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.96 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 75.81% and a negative net margin of 2.43%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.03 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Motorola Solutions Inc will post 6.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a $0.52 dividend. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.73%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Motorola Solutions in a report on Thursday, March 1st. MKM Partners increased their price objective on Motorola Solutions to $116.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Citigroup increased their price objective on Motorola Solutions from $104.00 to $112.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $112.09.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of MSI. State of Wisconsin Investment Board grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 135.8% in the third quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 63,201 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $5,364,000 after purchasing an additional 36,400 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 0.3% in the third quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 809,178 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $68,675,000 after purchasing an additional 2,600 shares during the last quarter. Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 10.7% in the third quarter. Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC now owns 9,209 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $782,000 after purchasing an additional 892 shares during the last quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Motorola Solutions in the third quarter valued at about $230,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 12.5% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 170,206 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $14,446,000 after purchasing an additional 18,946 shares during the last quarter. 87.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Motorola Solutions

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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