Liberty Wealth Management LLC Acquires New Stake in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI)

Liberty Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 1,883 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $277,000.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in MSCI. CWM LLC raised its holdings in shares of Msci by 252.9% in the fourth quarter. CWM LLC now owns 247 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $36,000 after acquiring an additional 177 shares during the last quarter. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the fourth quarter worth $38,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Msci by 865.3% in the fourth quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 473 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $70,000 after acquiring an additional 424 shares during the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the fourth quarter worth $76,000. Finally, Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Msci in the fourth quarter worth $103,000. Institutional investors own 93.54% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:MSCI opened at $218.99 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.80, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a current ratio of 1.77. Msci Inc has a one year low of $134.28 and a one year high of $219.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $18.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 40.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.51 and a beta of 1.16.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The technology company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.01. Msci had a return on equity of 196.12% and a net margin of 35.42%. The business had revenue of $361.69 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $360.95 million. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Msci Inc will post 6.15 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on MSCI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Msci from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $193.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. BMO Capital Markets set a $190.00 price objective on Msci and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 2nd. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $196.00 price target (up previously from $159.00) on shares of Msci in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their price target on Msci to $188.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Msci from $172.00 to $159.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $190.78.

In other Msci news, insider Scott A. Crum sold 19,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $175.14, for a total transaction of $3,327,660.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 96,999 shares in the company, valued at $16,988,404.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

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Msci Company Profile

MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use 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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