Msci (MSCI) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about Msci (NYSE:MSCI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Msci earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.2679386594928 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Msci (NYSE MSCI) opened at $151.64 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.18, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,855.91, a PE ratio of 38.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.87. Msci has a twelve month low of $94.75 and a twelve month high of $155.02.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $334.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $333.68 million. Msci had a return on equity of 108.68% and a net margin of 23.86%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. equities analysts expect that Msci will post 5.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. Msci’s dividend payout ratio is 45.78%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $177.00 price target (down previously from $180.00) on shares of Msci in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of Msci in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price objective on shares of Msci to $163.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Msci from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Msci from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Msci presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $153.33.

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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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