Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its position in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) by 1.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 804,644 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,874 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned 0.50% of Motorola Solutions worth $68,290,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MSI. Sun Life Financial INC increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 14,800.0% in the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,192 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 1,184 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 33.3% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Exane Derivatives increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 163.6% in the 2nd quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,613 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 1,001 shares during the last quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 2,003 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $173,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Williams Jones & Associates LLC purchased a new stake in Motorola Solutions in the 2nd quarter valued at about $201,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.04% of the company’s stock.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE MSI) traded up $0.45 during trading on Monday, reaching $91.52. 547,414 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,084,916. Motorola Solutions, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $76.92 and a fifty-two week high of $94.94. The stock has a market cap of $14,780.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.06 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.16.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.13. Motorola Solutions had a net margin of 10.51% and a negative return on equity of 92.09%. The business had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.37 EPS. Motorola Solutions’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Motorola Solutions, Inc. will post 5.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.52 dividend. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.27%. This is a positive change from Motorola Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Motorola Solutions’s payout ratio is currently 48.08%.

In related news, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 5,916 shares of Motorola Solutions stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.41, for a total value of $546,697.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several research firms have commented on MSI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG raised their price target on shares of Motorola Solutions from $73.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Cowen and Company restated a “market perform” rating and set a $83.00 price target (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $95.08.

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Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)

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