Wall Street analysts predict that Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) will announce earnings of $2.03 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for Motorola Solutions’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $2.00 and the highest estimate coming in at $2.05. Motorola Solutions also reported earnings of $2.03 per share during the same quarter last year. The business is expected to issue its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, February 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Motorola Solutions will report full year earnings of $5.39 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.36 to $5.44. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $5.81 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.37 to $6.30. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Motorola Solutions.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.13. Motorola Solutions had a net margin of 10.51% and a negative return on equity of 92.09%. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.58 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.37 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on MSI. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 12th. ValuEngine cut shares of Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Cleveland Research raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $95.50.

Shares of Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) traded down $0.57 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $96.76. 808,660 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 996,697. Motorola Solutions has a one year low of $76.92 and a one year high of $98.27. The stock has a market cap of $15,680.00, a PE ratio of 24.75, a PEG ratio of 4.05 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.41, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.16.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.15%. This is a boost from Motorola Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is 53.20%.

In related news, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 5,916 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.41, for a total transaction of $546,697.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Motorola Solutions, Inc. sold 949,779 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total transaction of $14,246,685.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 1,336,176 shares of company stock valued at $49,961,105. 2.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. First Manhattan Co. boosted its position in Motorola Solutions by 2.2% in the 4th quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 25,890 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $2,338,000 after buying an additional 564 shares during the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC boosted its position in Motorola Solutions by 37,997.4% in the 4th quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 14,477 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,307,000 after buying an additional 14,439 shares during the last quarter. Cibc Bank USA boosted its position in Motorola Solutions by 9.1% in the 4th quarter. Cibc Bank USA now owns 7,612 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $688,000 after buying an additional 637 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in Motorola Solutions by 49.3% in the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 29,468 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $2,660,000 after buying an additional 9,733 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Motorola Solutions by 154.3% in the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 200,884 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $18,147,000 after buying an additional 121,877 shares during the last quarter. 87.71% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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