MML Investors Services LLC Cuts Holdings in Msci Inc (MSCI)

MML Investors Services LLC decreased its position in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) by 8.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,791 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 552 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Msci were worth $854,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. CWM LLC grew its holdings in shares of Msci by 252.9% in the 4th 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 purchased a new position in shares of Msci during the fourth quarter valued at $38,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC boosted its position in Msci by 865.3% during the fourth quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 473 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $70,000 after purchasing an additional 424 shares during the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new stake in Msci during the fourth quarter valued at $76,000. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Msci during the fourth quarter valued at $92,000. Institutional investors own 93.57% of the company’s stock.

MSCI has been the subject of a number of research reports. Barclays reduced their price objective on Msci from $175.00 to $165.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Msci from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Morgan Stanley reduced 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. Buckingham Research assumed coverage on Msci in a research report on Friday, January 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $171.00 price target for the company. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their price objective on Msci to $188.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $190.78.

MSCI traded up $2.35 on Friday, hitting $221.35. 523,190 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 590,831. Msci Inc has a 52 week low of $134.28 and a 52 week high of $221.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.37, a P/E/G ratio of 3.60 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.80.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 31st. The technology company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $361.69 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $360.95 million. Msci had a return on equity of 196.12% and a net margin of 35.42%. Equities research analysts expect that Msci Inc will post 6.15 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Scott A. Crum sold 19,000 shares of the business’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 value of $3,327,660.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 96,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,988,404.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Msci

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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