MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 225,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.41, for a total value of $19,217,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Valueact Capital Master Fund, also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, September 16th, Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 225,000 shares of MSCI stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.28, for a total value of $19,188,000.00.
  • On Thursday, September 8th, Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 450,000 shares of MSCI stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.17, for a total value of $39,676,500.00.
  • On Thursday, June 16th, Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 120,000 shares of MSCI stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.53, for a total value of $8,943,600.00.

Shares of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) opened at 85.36 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $8.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.90 and a beta of 1.02. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $86.92 and its 200 day moving average price is $78.26. MSCI Inc. has a 12 month low of $56.87 and a 12 month high of $90.79.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.05. The firm earned $290.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $286.46 million. MSCI had a return on equity of 34.95% and a net margin of 22.60%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.56 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that MSCI Inc. will post $2.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 31st. Investors of record on Monday, August 15th were paid a $0.28 dividend. This is a positive change from MSCI’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th. MSCI’s dividend payout ratio is presently 45.71%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered MSCI from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price target on shares of MSCI in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $86.00 price target on MSCI and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. MSCI currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.50.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Mason Street Advisors LLC acquired a new position in MSCI during the second quarter valued at approximately $3,054,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in MSCI by 4.0% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 256,074 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,749,000 after buying an additional 9,906 shares during the last quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund raised its position in MSCI by 1.1% in the second quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund now owns 27,592 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,128,000 after buying an additional 294 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp raised its position in MSCI by 14.6% in the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 23,923 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,846,000 after buying an additional 3,056 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank raised its position in MSCI by 26.4% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 15,863 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,366,000 after buying an additional 3,310 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.37% of the company’s stock.

MSCI Company Profile

MSCI Inc (MSCI), together with its subsidiaries, offers content, applications and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The Company’s operating segment includes Index, Analytics and All Other segment. All Other segment comprises ESG and Real Estate segments.

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