Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Sentiment

July 18, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

 Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Sentiment

Sentiment for Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI)

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2016 Q4. Its down -0.50, from 1.26 in 2016Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 127 active investment managers started new or increased positions, while 167 cut down and sold positions in Msci Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now own: 86.18 million shares, down from 87.52 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Msci Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 33 Reduced: 134 Increased: 89 New Position: 38.

MSCI Inc. offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The company has market cap of $9.64 billion. The Company’s divisions include Index, Analytics and All Other segment. It has a 36.91 P/E ratio. All Other segment comprises environmental, social and governance and Real Estate divisions.

The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.44 on July 17, reaching $106.98. About shares traded. Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.63% the S&P500.

Darsana Capital Partners Lp holds 8.01% of its portfolio in Msci Inc for 2.10 million shares. Ycg Llc owns 180,350 shares or 4.25% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Martin Investment Management Llc has 3.14% invested in the company for 210,045 shares. The Quebec – Canada-based Fiera Capital Corp has invested 1.43% in the stock. Bamco Inc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 2.36 million shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $2.38 million activity.

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of MSCI Inc.’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating MSCI Inc., 2 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $59 while the high is $82. The stock’s average target of $73.33 is -31.45% below today’s ($106.98) share price. MSCI was included in 7 notes of analysts from August 3, 2015. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, November 2 report. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, November 2. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 31 report. The stock of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) earned “Sell” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, October 11.

More notable recent Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “MSCI Move Sees Pakistan Go From Best to Worst as Flows Ease” on July 13, 2017, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “Goldman Sachs Trumps Rivals That Botched Argentina MSCI Call” published on June 21, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Lack of voting rights may keep Snap, others from MSCI indexes” on July 17, 2017. More interesting news about Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “It’s Decision Time for MSCI as Global Rally Bypasses China” published on June 19, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “MSCI’s Biggest Emerging Hopeful Falters as Saudi Earnings Stall” with publication date: July 18, 2017.

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