Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lowered its position in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 7.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,250 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 176 shares during the quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.’s holdings in Msci were worth $448,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in Msci by 2.9% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 554,798 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $98,428,000 after buying an additional 15,474 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in Msci by 34.2% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 926,585 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $164,385,000 after buying an additional 235,998 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC boosted its holdings in Msci by 18.8% during the third quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 11,835 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $2,100,000 after buying an additional 1,869 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Msci by 14.7% during the third quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,766 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $846,000 after buying an additional 612 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in Msci during the third quarter worth approximately $753,000. Institutional investors own 93.57% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Scott A. Crum sold 19,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $175.14, for a total value of $3,327,660.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 96,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,988,404.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

Msci stock opened at $222.53 on Tuesday. Msci Inc has a 52 week low of $134.28 and a 52 week high of $223.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.80, a current ratio of 1.77 and a quick ratio of 1.77. The company has a market capitalization of $18.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 41.59, a PEG ratio of 3.60 and a beta of 1.16.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 31st. The technology company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.30 by $0.01. Msci had a net margin of 35.42% and a return on equity of 196.12%. The firm had revenue of $361.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $360.95 million. Equities analysts forecast that Msci Inc will post 6.15 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on MSCI shares. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Msci from $172.00 to $159.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. UBS Group raised their price objective on shares of Msci to $234.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 8th. Macquarie set a $188.00 price objective on shares of Msci and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $190.00 price objective on shares of Msci and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 2nd. Finally, Barclays decreased their price objective on shares of Msci from $175.00 to $165.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, January 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $190.78.

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Msci Company Profile

MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use 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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