Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

MSI has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Credit Suisse Group set a $95.00 target price on Motorola Solutions and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price target on Motorola Solutions from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Motorola Solutions from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on Motorola Solutions from $73.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Motorola Solutions currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $95.08.

Shares of Motorola Solutions (MSI) opened at $90.97 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,643.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.03 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 has a one year low of $76.92 and a one year high of $94.94.

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

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In related news, CEO Gregory Q. Brown sold 75,019 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.91, for a total value of $6,819,977.29. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 183,312 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,664,893.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 5,916 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.41, for a total value of $546,697.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in MSI. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Motorola Solutions by 4.6% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 397,623 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $34,277,000 after purchasing an additional 17,454 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 25.1% during the second quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 19,909 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,727,000 after purchasing an additional 3,992 shares in the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 571.5% during the second quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 26,746 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $2,320,000 after purchasing an additional 22,763 shares in the last quarter. Exane Derivatives grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 163.6% during the second quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,613 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 1,001 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 3.4% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,732 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $671,000 after purchasing an additional 256 shares in the last quarter. 88.04% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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.

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