News headlines about Msci (NYSE:MSCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Msci earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.272500087789 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Axioma Names Former MSCI Executive Jason Connelly As … – Exchange News Direct (mondovisione.com)
- Technical Indicators can find some great opportunities on MSCI Inc. (MSCI) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Axioma Names Former MSCI Executive Jason Connelly as Managing Director, Business Strategy and Execution – Bobsguide (press release) (bobsguide.com)
- MSCI Announces Retirement of Rodolphe Vallee and Patrick Tierney from Board and Appointment of Robert Ashe as … – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- Axioma names former MSCI exec as managing director business strategy and execution – Institutional Asset Manager (press release) (blog) (institutionalassetmanager.co.uk)
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. UBS reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $177.00 price objective (down previously from $180.00) on shares of Msci in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Msci in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their price objective on Msci to $163.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Msci from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Msci from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Msci has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $153.33.
Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. Msci had a return on equity of 108.68% and a net margin of 23.86%. The company had revenue of $334.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $333.68 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.81 EPS. Msci’s revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Msci will post 5.41 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th were issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 15th. Msci’s payout ratio is 45.78%.
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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.
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