Msci (MSCI) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 2.11

Media headlines about Msci (NYSE:MSCI) have trended positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Msci earned a daily sentiment score of 2.11 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the technology company an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Msci’s analysis:

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Msci from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Barclays decreased their target price on Msci from $175.00 to $165.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, January 7th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on Msci from $180.00 to $178.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Msci from $172.00 to $159.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $178.50.

NYSE:MSCI opened at $154.83 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.80, a quick ratio of 2.75 and a current ratio of 2.75. Msci has a 1 year low of $131.26 and a 1 year high of $184.22. The company has a market capitalization of $13.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.90, a PEG ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 1.05.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.06. Msci had a return on equity of 121.45% and a net margin of 29.87%. The company had revenue of $357.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $359.91 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.00 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Msci will post 5.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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