Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC Has $145,000 Stake in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI)

Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC grew its position in shares of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCIGet Rating) by 118.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 288 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 156 shares during the quarter. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC’s holdings in MSCI were worth $145,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MSCI. Riverview Trust Co acquired a new stake in MSCI in the 1st quarter worth approximately $25,000. Glassman Wealth Services lifted its holdings in MSCI by 50.0% in the 4th quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 60 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $37,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Carolinas Wealth Consulting LLC lifted its holdings in MSCI by 56.5% in the 4th quarter. Carolinas Wealth Consulting LLC now owns 72 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $44,000 after purchasing an additional 26 shares during the last quarter. Allworth Financial LP lifted its holdings in MSCI by 76.6% in the 1st quarter. Allworth Financial LP now owns 83 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $42,000 after purchasing an additional 36 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sageworth Trust Co of South Dakota acquired a new stake in MSCI in the 4th quarter worth approximately $58,000. 90.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

MSCI Trading Down 0.1 %

MSCI opened at $496.18 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $39.94 billion, a PE ratio of 51.05 and a beta of 1.09. MSCI Inc. has a 1 year low of $376.41 and a 1 year high of $679.85. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $431.44 and its 200-day simple moving average is $464.95.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCIGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The technology company reported $2.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.71 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $551.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $560.24 million. MSCI had a negative return on equity of 151.89% and a net margin of 36.85%. MSCI’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.45 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that MSCI Inc. will post 11.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

MSCI Increases Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $1.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 11th. This is a boost from MSCI’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.04. This represents a $5.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.01%. MSCI’s payout ratio is currently 42.80%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays reduced their target price on MSCI from $570.00 to $470.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, June 24th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reduced their target price on MSCI from $533.00 to $477.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Raymond James dropped their price target on MSCI from $515.00 to $493.00 in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price target on MSCI from $600.00 to $520.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Oppenheimer lifted their price target on MSCI to $507.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, MSCI has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $509.25.

About MSCI

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MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. It operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG and Climate, and All Other – Private Assets. The Index segment provides indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including indexed product creation, such as ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, futures, options, structured products, over-the-counter derivatives; performance benchmarking; portfolio construction and rebalancing; and asset allocation, as well as licenses GICS and GICS Direct.

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