Norinchukin Bank The lifted its holdings in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) by 4.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 32,890 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,418 shares during the quarter. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $2,791,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in MSI. Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC lifted its holdings in Motorola Solutions by 1.0% during the second quarter. Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC now owns 3,347 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $290,000 after purchasing an additional 32 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC lifted its holdings in Motorola Solutions by 0.3% during the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 10,408 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $903,000 after purchasing an additional 34 shares in the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. lifted its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 0.5% in the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 8,990 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $779,000 after buying an additional 42 shares in the last quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 0.8% in the second quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,597 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $572,000 after buying an additional 51 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Smithfield Trust Co. lifted its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 2.7% in the second quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 2,003 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $173,000 after buying an additional 53 shares in the last quarter. 88.17% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, Chairman Gregory Q. Brown sold 52,521 shares of Motorola Solutions stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.96, for a total value of $4,777,310.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 5,916 shares of Motorola Solutions stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.41, for a total transaction of $546,697.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 233,456 shares of company stock valued at $21,400,985 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) traded down $0.62 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $91.83. 508,500 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,075,313. Motorola Solutions, Inc. has a twelve month low of $76.92 and a twelve month high of $94.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,876.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.09 and a beta of 0.33.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping 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 company had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.58 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.37 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Motorola Solutions, Inc. will post 5.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Cowen Inc reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $83.00 price target (up from $75.00) on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Motorola Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $99.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Deutsche Bank AG raised their price objective on shares of Motorola Solutions from $73.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target (up from $100.00) on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $95.08.

About Motorola Solutions

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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