Sei Investments Co. lifted its position in shares of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 0.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 196,987 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 476 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co. owned 0.22% of Msci worth $24,927,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in MSCI. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its stake in shares of Msci by 14.2% during the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 32,065 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $3,302,000 after acquiring an additional 3,988 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in shares of Msci by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 133,649 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $13,764,000 after acquiring an additional 2,304 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Msci during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $259,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Msci during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $638,000. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in shares of Msci by 13.7% during the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,113 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 134 shares in the last quarter. 92.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of Msci Inc (MSCI) opened at $145.00 on Friday. Msci Inc has a 52 week low of $92.18 and a 52 week high of $149.15. The company has a quick ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,350.90, a P/E ratio of 37.24, a P/E/G ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 0.90.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th will be paid a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. Msci’s payout ratio is currently 45.78%.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on MSCI shares. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Msci from $125.00 to $129.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their price target on Msci to $163.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. UBS Group boosted their price target on Msci from $125.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price target on Msci from $120.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Msci from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target 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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