Neutral Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Msci (MSCI) Stock Price

Media stories about Msci (NYSE:MSCI) have trended neutral on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Msci earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the technology company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Msci’s ranking:

Several research firms have weighed in on MSCI. Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $175.00 target price on shares of Msci in a research note on Sunday, August 12th. Morgan Stanley set a $185.00 target price on shares of Msci and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 13th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on shares of Msci from $180.00 to $178.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Msci in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $176.71.

MSCI stock opened at $149.75 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.80, a current ratio of 2.75 and a quick ratio of 2.75. Msci has a 1-year low of $124.08 and a 1-year high of $184.22. The firm has a market cap of $13.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.89 and a beta of 1.07.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.06. Msci had a net margin of 29.87% and a return on equity of 121.45%. The firm had revenue of $357.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $359.91 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.00 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Msci will post 5.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 16th were issued a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 15th. Msci’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.29%.

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Msci Company Profile

MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. 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.

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