Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) EVP Eduardo F. Conrado sold 75,830 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.12, for a total transaction of $7,061,289.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 51,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,781,339.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE MSI) traded up $0.63 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $91.29. 743,666 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,067,307. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.16. Motorola Solutions Inc has a twelve month low of $76.92 and a twelve month high of $94.96. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,168.04, a P/E ratio of 18.22, a P/E/G ratio of 4.17 and a beta of 0.35.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.58 billion. Motorola Solutions had a net margin of 10.51% and a negative return on equity of 92.09%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.37 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Motorola Solutions Inc will post 5.14 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.28%. This is a boost from Motorola Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.08%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MSI. ING Groep NV bought a new stake in shares of Motorola Solutions during the second quarter valued at approximately $255,000. NGAM Advisors L.P. increased its position in Motorola Solutions by 7.6% in the second quarter. NGAM Advisors L.P. now owns 38,050 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $3,300,000 after purchasing an additional 2,678 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in Motorola Solutions by 0.3% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 10,408 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $903,000 after purchasing an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. bought a new stake in Motorola Solutions in the second quarter worth $350,000. Finally, Rothschild Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Motorola Solutions by 0.8% in the second quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,597 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $572,000 after purchasing an additional 51 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.86% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Cowen reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Motorola Solutions in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective (up previously from $100.00) on shares of Motorola Solutions in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $95.08.

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Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

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