Analysts See $0.96 EPS for Msci Inc (MSCI)

October 13, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

 Analysts See $0.96 EPS for Msci Inc (MSCI)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.30, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 31 investors sold Msci Inc shares while 102 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 82.91 million shares or 1.52% less from 84.19 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Millennium Limited Company has 138,572 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Suntrust Banks holds 0% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 5,695 shares. Bessemer Group reported 23,284 shares stake. Alps Advsr owns 4,971 shares. Kbc Nv holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 95,856 shares. Segantii Capital Ltd stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Brandywine Global Inv Limited Liability Company accumulated 71 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Gulf Intl Comml Bank (Uk) has 0.04% invested in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Victory Capital Mngmt Inc owns 66,897 shares. Alliancebernstein L P, New York-based fund reported 787,029 shares. Symphony Asset Management Limited Com holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 8,511 shares. Commerce Bancorporation reported 4,739 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Texas-based Hbk Invests L P has invested 0.01% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Old Mutual Investors (Uk) has 0.03% invested in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). C M Bidwell Associates Ltd stated it has 47,250 shares or 1.04% of all its holdings.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $423,974 activity.

Wall Street await Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) to release earnings on October, 26. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.96, up exactly $0.19 or 24.68 % from 2014’s $0.77 EPS. The expected MSCI’s profit could reach $86.82M giving the stock 31.96 P/E in the case that $0.96 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.95 EPS for the previous quarter, Msci Inc’s analysts now forecast 1.05 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $122.73. About 261,698 shares traded. Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.63% the S&P500.

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. MSCI Inc. had 10 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $125 target in Monday, August 7 report. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Market Perform” on Monday, November 2. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of MSCI in report on Tuesday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Sell”. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 2 by UBS. Northcoast downgraded Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) on Monday, August 31 to “Neutral” rating.

MSCI Inc. offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The company has market cap of $11.10 billion. The Company’s divisions include Index, Analytics and All Other segment. It has a 39.67 P/E ratio. All Other segment comprises environmental, social and governance and Real Estate divisions.

More notable recent Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “MSCI Launches New Factor ESG Target Indexes” on September 28, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Bailard, Inc. Buys iShares MSCI EAFE, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term …” published on October 12, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Plancorp, LLC Buys iShares MSCI EAFE Value, Enterprise Financial Services Corp …” on October 12, 2017. More interesting news about Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) were released by: Wsj.com and their article: “A Warning Shot on Equifax: Index Provider Flagged Security Issues Last Year” published on October 06, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF Experiences Big Outflow” with publication date: October 12, 2017.

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