Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $94.18.

A number of research firms have weighed in on MSI. Credit Suisse Group set a $95.00 price objective on shares of Motorola Solutions and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Motorola Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on shares of Motorola Solutions from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price target on shares of Motorola Solutions from $73.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $83.00 price target (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Motorola Solutions in a research report on Wednesday.

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In other news, EVP Eduardo F. Conrado sold 6,998 shares of Motorola Solutions stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.13, for a total transaction of $623,731.74. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 22,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,037,333.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Bruce W. Brda sold 25,299 shares of Motorola Solutions stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.11, for a total value of $2,254,393.89. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 23,829 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,123,402.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Korea Investment CORP boosted its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions by 313.8% in the first quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 122,376 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $10,551,000 after buying an additional 92,799 shares during the last quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund purchased a new stake in shares of Motorola Solutions during the fourth quarter worth about $445,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its position in Motorola Solutions by 668.2% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 124,793 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $10,759,000 after buying an additional 108,549 shares during the period. First Foundation Advisors raised its position in Motorola Solutions by 56.2% in the first quarter. First Foundation Advisors now owns 14,192 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,224,000 after buying an additional 5,107 shares during the period. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in Motorola Solutions by 124.8% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 16,775 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,445,000 after buying an additional 9,312 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 87.27% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Motorola Solutions (NYSE MSI) traded up 1.07% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $87.92. 382,425 shares of the stock traded hands. Motorola Solutions has a 52 week low of $71.24 and a 52 week high of $93.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.30 billion, a PE ratio of 23.19 and a beta of 0.32. The company’s 50-day moving average is $88.92 and its 200 day moving average is $84.56.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The communications equipment provider reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.46 billion. Motorola Solutions had a net margin of 10.38% and a negative return on equity of 93.44%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.03 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Motorola Solutions will post $5.28 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a $0.47 dividend. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th. Motorola Solutions’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 49.60%.

Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems.

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