Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its position in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 871.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 13,263 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,898 shares during the quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Msci were worth $1,677,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in Msci by 13.7% during the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,113 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 134 shares during the period. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA increased its position in Msci by 3.3% during the 4th quarter. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA now owns 12,060 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,526,000 after purchasing an additional 380 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its position in Msci by 1.6% during the 3rd quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 29,574 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $3,457,000 after purchasing an additional 468 shares during the period. Texas Yale Capital Corp. increased its position in Msci by 4.8% during the 3rd quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp. now owns 10,515 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,229,000 after purchasing an additional 477 shares during the period. Finally, Private Advisor Group LLC increased its position in Msci by 15.8% during the 3rd quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 3,650 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $443,000 after purchasing an additional 497 shares during the period. 92.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts have weighed in on MSCI shares. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Msci from $125.00 to $129.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on shares of Msci from $120.00 to $141.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and set a $135.00 target price on shares of Msci in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Msci from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Msci from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $147.33.

Shares of Msci Inc (NYSE MSCI) opened at $140.59 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $12,387.17, a P/E ratio of 42.35, a PEG ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.90. Msci Inc has a 52-week low of $92.18 and a 52-week high of $149.15. The company has a current ratio of 2.05, a quick ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $334.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $333.68 million. Msci had a net margin of 23.86% and a return on equity of 116.05%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.81 EPS. research analysts expect that Msci Inc will post 5.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. Msci’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 45.78%.

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Msci Company Profile

MSCI Inc offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. Its segments include Index, Analytics and All Other segment. All Other segment comprises environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Real Estate segments. Its indexes are used 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Msci (NYSE:MSCI)

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