MSCI (MSCI) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MSCI earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.6346501000883 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

MSCI (MSCI) traded up $1.47 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $135.80. The stock had a trading volume of 418,822 shares, compared to its average volume of 387,536. The firm has a market cap of $12,270.00, a P/E ratio of 40.66, a PEG ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 0.89. The company has a quick ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77. MSCI has a fifty-two week low of $80.38 and a fifty-two week high of $136.93.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The technology company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $322.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $322.96 million. MSCI had a return on equity of 106.15% and a net margin of 24.97%. The business’s revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.77 EPS. equities analysts forecast that MSCI will post 3.83 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on MSCI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised MSCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, January 4th. UBS Group raised their target price on MSCI from $125.00 to $141.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 price target on shares of MSCI in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded MSCI from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on MSCI from $125.00 to $129.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $136.00.

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About MSCI

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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