How Analysts Feel About MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI)?

June 17, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.12, from 1.32 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 24 investors sold MSCI Inc. shares while 129 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 79.01 million shares or 0.66% less from 79.53 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Proshare Limited Liability Corporation owns 20,739 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Bamco accumulated 2.23 million shares or 1.53% of the stock. Retirement Systems Of Alabama holds 0.15% or 208,525 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corp, a Minnesota-based fund reported 3,660 shares. 17,083 are held by Td Asset. Piedmont Advsr Limited Liability Company stated it has 18,429 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 124 shares. National Asset Inc stated it has 0.06% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt invested in 5,724 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Cibc Asset Management holds 26,071 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Prudential Financial reported 0.11% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). The Virginia-based Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al has invested 0.14% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Schroder Investment Grp has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 114,040 shares. Amer Century Cos Incorporated accumulated 1.04 million shares or 0.16% of the stock.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.03 million activity. The insider Napolitano Richard J sold $520,270.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering MSCI (NYSE:MSCI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MSCI had 4 analyst reports since January 31, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of MSCI in report on Friday, March 2 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 31 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 5 by UBS. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, May 4 by Morgan Stanley. Below is a list of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) latest ratings and price target changes.

05/06/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $187.0000 Maintain
04/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $146 New Target: $160 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $180 New Target: $177 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $130 New Target: $135 Maintain

The stock increased 0.23% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $172.75. About 718,512 shares traded. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 57.87% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.30% the S&P500.

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and products to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $15.38 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. It has a 52.19 P/E ratio. 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.

More recent MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “A-Shares Move Renews Interest In This ETF” on June 12, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Cimarex Energy, MSCI, Prestige Brand, MGM Resorts International, Discover …” on June 12, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “MSCI Hires Jigar Thakkar as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Engineering” with publication date: May 24, 2018 was also an interesting one.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Institutional Positions Chart

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