Transform Wealth LLC grew its stake in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 3.9% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 2,783 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 104 shares during the period. Transform Wealth LLC’s holdings in Msci were worth $718,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC bought a new stake in shares of Msci during the third quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Allred Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the fourth quarter valued at $28,000. Thor Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the third quarter valued at $34,000. Synovus Financial Corp lifted its position in Msci by 285.7% in the third quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 162 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 120 shares during the period. Finally, Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Msci in the third quarter worth $39,000. Institutional investors own 91.69% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. UBS Group boosted their price target on shares of Msci from $235.00 to $238.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Msci from $252.00 to $268.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. Buckingham Research reduced their price objective on shares of Msci from $222.00 to $218.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 11th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Msci from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Msci from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $291.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 17th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $247.78.

In other news, COO Laurent Seyer sold 10,000 shares of Msci stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $245.58, for a total value of $2,455,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 111,787 shares in the company, valued at $27,452,651.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Benjamin F. Dupont sold 8,000 shares of Msci stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $238.51, for a total transaction of $1,908,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 17,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,077,328.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 53,873 shares of company stock worth $13,567,148 in the last 90 days. 3.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of MSCI stock opened at $276.11 on Friday. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $265.03 and its 200 day simple moving average is $241.87. Msci Inc has a one year low of $160.02 and a one year high of $283.42. The firm has a market cap of $23.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.31, a P/E/G ratio of 3.88 and a beta of 1.13.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 31st. The technology company reported $1.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $394.25 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $387.79 million. Msci had a negative return on equity of 243.52% and a net margin of 39.20%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.35 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Msci Inc will post 6.39 EPS for the current year.

About Msci

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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)

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