Barings LLC continued to hold its position in shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 47,171 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $4,067,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Sun Life Financial INC boosted its holdings in Motorola Solutions by 14,800.0% in the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,192 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $103,000 after acquiring an additional 1,184 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Motorola Solutions by 33.3% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $104,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Exane Derivatives boosted its holdings in Motorola Solutions by 163.6% in the second quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,613 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 1,001 shares during the last quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. boosted its holdings in Motorola Solutions by 2.7% in the second quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 2,003 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $173,000 after acquiring an additional 53 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Williams Jones & Associates LLC bought a new position in Motorola Solutions in the second quarter valued at about $201,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.68% of the company’s stock.

MSI has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 27th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on Motorola Solutions from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Credit Suisse Group set a $95.00 price target on Motorola Solutions and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Motorola Solutions in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $94.08.

In related news, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 25,299 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.11, for a total transaction of $2,254,393.89. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 23,829 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,123,402.19. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Eduardo F. Conrado sold 6,998 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.13, for a total value of $623,731.74. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 22,858 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,037,333.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE MSI) traded up 0.57% during trading on Thursday, reaching $86.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 80,248 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $86.03 and a 200-day moving average price of $86.05. The stock has a market cap of $14.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.71 and a beta of 0.31. Motorola Solutions, Inc. has a 52-week low of $71.24 and a 52-week high of $93.75.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.07. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 93.44% and a net margin of 10.38%. The firm had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.46 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Motorola Solutions, Inc. will post $5.29 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.20%. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.60%.

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Motorola Solutions 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.

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