$0.96 EPS Expected for Msci Inc (MSCI)

October 13, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 $0.96 EPS Expected 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.
Strategic Advsr Limited Liability Corp invested 0.59% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 417,311 shares. Trillium Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 118,938 shares. Laurion Capital L P reported 8,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Barclays Public Ltd owns 0.01% invested in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 51,164 shares. California Employees Retirement System reported 253,100 shares. First Trust Advsr Lp holds 103,399 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Ins invested in 0.06% or 89,120 shares. Gideon Advsrs reported 3,167 shares. Amer Century holds 0.15% or 1.43M shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al owns 76,500 shares. Glenmede Na invested 0.17% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Principal Finance Inc, a Iowa-based fund reported 935,695 shares. Pax World Management Llc reported 3,466 shares. Glg Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI).

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $423,974 activity. 2,083 Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) shares with value of $207,404 were sold by Pettit CD Baer.

Analysts await Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.96 earnings per share, up 24.68 % or $0.19 from last year’s $0.77 per share. MSCI’s profit will be $86.82M for 31.96 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by Msci Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 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. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) rating on Tuesday, November 10. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $79 target. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, August 4. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by Evercore. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 31 report. The stock of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, August 7. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy” on Monday, November 2.

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: “Plancorp, LLC Buys iShares MSCI EAFE Value, Enterprise Financial Services Corp …” published on October 12, 2017, Wsj.com published: “A Warning Shot on Equifax: Index Provider Flagged Security Issues Last Year” on October 06, 2017. More interesting news about Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Bailard, Inc. Buys iShares MSCI EAFE, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term …” published on October 12, 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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