Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. lowered its holdings in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 9.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 19,555 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 2,153 shares during the quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $1,767,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Parnassus Investments CA boosted its stake in Motorola Solutions by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Parnassus Investments CA now owns 5,688,161 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $513,868,000 after purchasing an additional 38,579 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Motorola Solutions by 7.5% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,354,680 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $212,721,000 after purchasing an additional 164,564 shares in the last quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership boosted its stake in Motorola Solutions by 8.9% in the third quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 2,312,861 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $196,293,000 after purchasing an additional 188,573 shares in the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its stake in Motorola Solutions by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 1,722,654 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $129,601,000 after purchasing an additional 81,195 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in Motorola Solutions by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,014,502 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $91,650,000 after purchasing an additional 8,144 shares in the last quarter. 87.13% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other Motorola Solutions news, Chairman Gregory Q. Brown sold 52,521 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.96, for a total value of $4,777,310.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Eduardo F. Conrado sold 75,830 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.12, for a total value 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,300,818 shares of company stock worth $47,375,457 in the last ninety days. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE MSI) opened at $101.94 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.56, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.35. Motorola Solutions Inc has a one year low of $77.92 and a one year high of $107.78. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,410.58, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.52, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.40.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The communications equipment provider reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.04 by $0.06. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 75.81% and a negative net margin of 2.43%. The business had revenue of $1.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.94 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.03 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Motorola Solutions Inc will post 6.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

MSI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Motorola Solutions from $112.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on Motorola Solutions from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Deutsche Bank raised Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Motorola Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Motorola Solutions presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $103.27.

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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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