Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 25.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 17,577 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,579 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in MSCI were worth $1,810,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of MSCI. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of MSCI by 12.6% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 10,374 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,068,000 after buying an additional 1,158 shares during the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. increased its stake in shares of MSCI by 518.1% in the second quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 14,656 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,509,000 after buying an additional 12,285 shares during the last quarter. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA increased its stake in shares of MSCI by 5.8% in the second quarter. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA now owns 11,140 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,147,000 after buying an additional 610 shares during the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. increased its stake in shares of MSCI by 669.2% in the second quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 4,615 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $476,000 after buying an additional 4,015 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of MSCI during the second quarter worth about $1,493,000. 95.87% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
MSCI Inc (MSCI) traded up 0.71% on Friday, reaching $111.12. 506,417 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $10.01 billion, a PE ratio of 35.98 and a beta of 1.04. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $107.93 and its 200 day moving average price is $100.54. MSCI Inc has a 52-week low of $76.52 and a 52-week high of $113.38.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.38 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. This is an increase from MSCI’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. MSCI’s payout ratio is currently 49.03%.
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A number of brokerages have issued reports on MSCI. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of MSCI from $97.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. UBS AG boosted their target price on shares of MSCI from $115.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Barclays PLC assumed coverage on shares of MSCI in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $110.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of MSCI from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MSCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. MSCI has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $106.29.
In other MSCI news, COO Cd Baer Pettit sold 2,083 shares of MSCI stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.97, for a total transaction of $216,569.51. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 182,432 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,967,455.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 6,249 shares of company stock worth $663,581 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.26% of the company’s stock.
MSCI Company Profile
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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