Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) EVP Mark S. Hacker sold 7,411 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.00, for a total value of $704,045.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 16,396 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,557,620. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE MSI) traded down $0.71 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $95.86. The company had a trading volume of 1,192,833 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,032,580. The stock has a market cap of $15,530.00, a PE ratio of 24.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.08 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41. Motorola Solutions Inc has a 52 week low of $76.92 and a 52 week high of $97.18.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.58 billion. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 92.09% and a net margin of 10.51%. Motorola Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.37 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Motorola Solutions Inc will post 5.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.17%. This is a boost from Motorola Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 53.20%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Motorola Solutions by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,290,817 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,413,066,000 after purchasing an additional 254,399 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 6.7% during the second quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 9,589,218 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $831,768,000 after purchasing an additional 600,229 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 1.8% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 7,734,797 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $670,905,000 after purchasing an additional 135,926 shares in the last quarter. Parnassus Investments CA boosted its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 0.7% during the third quarter. Parnassus Investments CA now owns 5,649,582 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $479,480,000 after purchasing an additional 41,541 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership boosted its position in shares of Motorola Solutions by 8.9% during the third quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 2,312,861 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $196,293,000 after purchasing an additional 188,573 shares in the last quarter. 87.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

MSI has been the subject of several analyst reports. Cleveland Research upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $95.08.

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About Motorola Solutions

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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