MSCI Inc. (MSCI) Analysts See $1.30 EPS

September 30, 2018 - By Mary Kidd

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.18, from 1.2 in 2018Q1. It fall, as 32 investors sold MSCI Inc. shares while 155 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 77.89 million shares or 1.41% less from 79.01 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Findlay Park Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership holds 2% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 1.26M shares. Kepos Capital L P holds 8,276 shares. Davy Asset Management holds 0.41% or 15,877 shares in its portfolio. Douglass Winthrop Advsrs has 1,524 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt stated it has 4,313 shares. Massachusetts-based Trillium Asset Lc has invested 0.98% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Guardian Life Insur Of America holds 248 shares. Symphony Asset Limited Liability holds 4,763 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Moreover, Amg National Comml Bank has 0.12% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Lpl invested in 0% or 9,966 shares. Covington Capital has 0.01% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 850 shares. Dsm Cap Ptnrs owns 783,274 shares or 1.98% of their US portfolio. Comml Bank Of America De has invested 0.02% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 34,865 shares. Ls Investment Advisors Ltd holds 4,837 shares.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.03 million activity. Another trade for 3,300 shares valued at $510,345 was made by Crum Scott A on Monday, May 7.

Analysts expect MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) to report $1.30 EPS on November, 1.They anticipate $0.30 EPS change or 30.00 % from last quarter’s $1 EPS. MSCI’s profit would be $115.48M giving it 34.12 P/E if the $1.30 EPS is correct. After having $1.30 EPS previously, MSCI Inc.’s analysts see 0.00 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.68% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $177.41. About 448,015 shares traded. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 49.93% since September 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.31% the S&P500.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering MSCI (NYSE:MSCI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. MSCI had 7 analyst reports since May 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, August 3. The company was maintained on Friday, May 4 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Tuesday, June 5. As per Wednesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, June 25. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 13 by Morgan Stanley.

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and products to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $15.76 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. It has a 42.75 P/E ratio. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use 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.

Another recent and important MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “MSCI launches indexes that exclude tobacco” on September 26, 2018.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Institutional Positions Chart

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