Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 3,527 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $446,000.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of MSCI by 41,366.8% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,794,624 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $390,808,000 after purchasing an additional 3,785,473 shares during the last quarter. Findlay Park Partners LLP grew its stake in shares of MSCI by 89.3% in the second quarter. Findlay Park Partners LLP now owns 1,685,489 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $173,589,000 after purchasing an additional 795,000 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership grew its stake in shares of MSCI by 64.3% in the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 919,364 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $94,685,000 after purchasing an additional 359,892 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its stake in shares of MSCI by 1,502.3% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 293,037 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $34,256,000 after purchasing an additional 274,748 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of MSCI by 386.3% in the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 325,299 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $38,027,000 after purchasing an additional 258,402 shares during the last quarter. 92.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) opened at $134.76 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.05, a quick ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,050.00, a P/E ratio of 40.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 0.89. MSCI Inc has a 12-month low of $79.89 and a 12-month high of $135.24.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The technology company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $322.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $322.96 million. MSCI had a return on equity of 106.15% and a net margin of 24.97%. The business’s revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.77 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that MSCI Inc will post 3.82 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on MSCI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised MSCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. UBS Group raised their target price on MSCI from $125.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $126.00 target price on shares of MSCI in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub cut MSCI from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on MSCI from $125.00 to $129.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. MSCI currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $136.00.

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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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