Macquarie Group Ltd. Reduces Position in Msci Inc (MSCI)

Macquarie Group Ltd. trimmed its position in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 0.4% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 113,884 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 466 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Msci were worth $14,341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Msci by 5.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,900,049 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,126,212,000 after purchasing an additional 456,004 shares during the last quarter. Bamco Inc. NY boosted its holdings in Msci by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 2,231,659 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $282,394,000 after purchasing an additional 20,535 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Msci by 26.4% in the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,321,578 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $167,233,000 after purchasing an additional 276,026 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its holdings in Msci by 6.1% in the 4th quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 985,738 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $124,735,000 after purchasing an additional 56,903 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Msci by 3.4% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 762,500 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $96,428,000 after purchasing an additional 25,202 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.10% of the company’s stock.

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Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) opened at $154.07 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.09, a current ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.18. Msci Inc has a fifty-two week low of $95.01 and a fifty-two week high of $159.47. The company has a market cap of $13,857.67, a P/E ratio of 46.41, a PEG ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.87.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th were issued a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.99%. Msci’s dividend payout ratio is currently 45.78%.

Several research firms have weighed in on MSCI. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Msci from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 target price on shares of Msci in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Msci in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Msci from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, UBS reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $177.00 target price (down from $180.00) on shares of Msci in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $153.33.

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About Msci

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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