Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Msci Inc (MSCI) Increased by Analyst

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) – Equities research analysts at Northcoast Research increased their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for Msci in a research report issued on Friday. Northcoast Research analyst K. Housum now expects that the technology company will earn $1.30 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.20. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Msci’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.34 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.40 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $1.48 EPS.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. Msci had a net margin of 23.86% and a return on equity of 116.05%. The business had revenue of $334.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $333.68 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on MSCI. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Msci from $125.00 to $129.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Msci from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 target price on shares of Msci in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on shares of Msci from $120.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, UBS Group lifted their target price on shares of Msci from $125.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $145.50.

Shares of Msci (NYSE:MSCI) opened at $135.68 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.05, a quick ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77. Msci has a 1 year low of $90.16 and a 1 year high of $149.15. The company has a market cap of $12,220.00, a P/E ratio of 40.99, a P/E/G ratio of 2.75 and a beta of 0.90.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.12%. Msci’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.92%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. lifted its position in shares of Msci by 9.2% in the 4th quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 11,956 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,513,000 after purchasing an additional 1,007 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Msci by 3,608.2% in the 4th quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,896 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $745,000 after purchasing an additional 5,737 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its position in shares of Msci by 27.5% in the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 373,703 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $47,288,000 after purchasing an additional 80,666 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC lifted its position in shares of Msci by 5.9% in the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 17,426 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $2,205,000 after purchasing an additional 969 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank lifted its position in shares of Msci by 0.8% in the 4th quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 71,117 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $9,819,000 after purchasing an additional 539 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.79% of the company’s stock.

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Msci Company Profile

MSCI Inc offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. Its segments include Index, Analytics and All Other segment. All Other segment comprises environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Real Estate segments. Its indexes are used 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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)

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