Msci (MSCI) Price Target Increased to $146.00 by Analysts at Morgan Stanley

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) had its price target lifted by equities research analysts at Morgan Stanley from $135.00 to $146.00 in a report released on Wednesday, January 31st. The brokerage presently has an “equal weight” rating on the technology company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 9.11% from the company’s current price.

A number of other analysts have also commented on MSCI. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $142.00 price objective on shares of Msci in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of Msci from $125.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Msci from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Msci from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $135.00 price target on shares of Msci in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Msci presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $145.50.

Shares of Msci (NYSE:MSCI) traded down $5.95 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $133.81. 1,023,168 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 507,732. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77, a quick ratio of 2.05 and a current ratio of 2.05. The company has a market capitalization of $12,509.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.30, a PEG ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 0.90. Msci has a twelve month low of $90.16 and a twelve month high of $149.15.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $334.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $333.68 million. Msci had a net margin of 23.86% and a return on equity of 116.05%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.81 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Msci will post 5.41 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of MSCI. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the third quarter valued at $105,000. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the fourth quarter valued at about $125,000. Toronto Dominion Bank grew its stake in shares of Msci by 13.7% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,113 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 134 shares in the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the third quarter valued at about $201,000. Finally, Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the fourth quarter valued at about $219,000. 92.79% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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