MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Shares Bought by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co.

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its position in shares of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCIGet Rating) by 47.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 492 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 158 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co.’s holdings in MSCI were worth $202,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Institute for Wealth Management LLC. raised its holdings in shares of MSCI by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Institute for Wealth Management LLC. now owns 1,224 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $504,000 after purchasing an additional 25 shares during the period. Pitcairn Co. raised its holdings in MSCI by 4.1% in the first quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 667 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $335,000 after buying an additional 26 shares during the period. Carolinas Wealth Consulting LLC lifted its position in MSCI by 37.5% during the first quarter. Carolinas Wealth Consulting LLC now owns 99 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $50,000 after buying an additional 27 shares in the last quarter. Aurora Investment Managers LLC. grew its stake in MSCI by 0.5% during the second quarter. Aurora Investment Managers LLC. now owns 6,133 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $2,528,000 after buying an additional 29 shares during the period. Finally, Lido Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of MSCI by 4.1% in the first quarter. Lido Advisors LLC now owns 728 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $366,000 after acquiring an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. 89.14% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

MSCI Price Performance

MSCI opened at $465.13 on Thursday. MSCI Inc. has a 12-month low of $376.41 and a 12-month high of $679.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $37.19 billion, a PE ratio of 44.85 and a beta of 1.10. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $441.07 and its 200 day moving average price is $438.63.

MSCI Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $1.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 9th. This represents a $5.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.07%. MSCI’s payout ratio is 48.22%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other MSCI news, CFO Andrew C. Wiechmann sold 1,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $453.38, for a total transaction of $498,718.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 15,908 shares in the company, valued at $7,212,369.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. In other MSCI news, CFO Andrew C. Wiechmann sold 1,100 shares of MSCI stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $453.38, for a total value of $498,718.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 15,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,212,369.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Scott A. Crum sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $460.00, for a total transaction of $3,450,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,908 shares in the company, valued at $9,157,680. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.02% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of MSCI in a report on Wednesday, October 12th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer lowered their target price on MSCI to $504.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft boosted their price target on MSCI from $423.00 to $459.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. UBS Group increased their price objective on shares of MSCI from $514.00 to $546.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of MSCI from $505.00 to $500.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat.com, MSCI presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $507.11.

MSCI Company Profile

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MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. It operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG and Climate, and All Other – Private Assets. The Index segment provides indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including indexed product creation, such as ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, futures, options, structured products, over-the-counter derivatives; performance benchmarking; portfolio construction and rebalancing; and asset allocation, as well as licenses GICS and GICS Direct.

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