Gateway Investment Advisers LLC boosted its position in shares of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 237.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 70,676 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 49,757 shares during the period. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC owned 0.08% of Msci worth $8,943,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Msci by 9.2% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 512,698 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $59,934,000 after purchasing an additional 43,380 shares during the last quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC lifted its holdings in Msci by 18.6% in the third quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 7,985 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $933,000 after acquiring an additional 1,250 shares during the last quarter. Invictus RG lifted its holdings in Msci by 307.9% in the third quarter. Invictus RG now owns 6,792 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $794,000 after acquiring an additional 5,127 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in Msci by 27.9% in the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 700,056 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $81,837,000 after acquiring an additional 152,644 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership lifted its holdings in Msci by 64.3% in the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 919,364 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $94,685,000 after acquiring an additional 359,892 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.79% of the company’s stock.
Msci Inc (NYSE MSCI) traded up $2.62 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $136.48. 849,172 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 511,788. The company has a quick ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77. Msci Inc has a one year low of $90.42 and a one year high of $149.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,290.00, a P/E ratio of 41.23, a PEG ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.90.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders 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 yield of 1.11%. Msci’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.92%.
MSCI has been the topic of a number of research reports. UBS Group upped their price objective on Msci from $125.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Msci from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $126.00 target price on shares of Msci in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Msci in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Msci from $129.00 to $130.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $147.33.
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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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