US Bancorp DE Has $2.96 Million Holdings in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI)

US Bancorp DE grew its holdings in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCIFree Report) by 3.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,229 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 152 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in MSCI were worth $2,959,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Optiver Holding B.V. acquired a new position in shares of MSCI in the 3rd quarter valued at about $26,000. Headinvest LLC acquired a new position in MSCI in the third quarter worth approximately $30,000. American National Bank increased its holdings in MSCI by 1,300.0% in the fourth quarter. American National Bank now owns 70 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $40,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. First United Bank & Trust acquired a new position in MSCI in the fourth quarter worth approximately $48,000. Finally, Annis Gardner Whiting Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in MSCI in the third quarter worth approximately $51,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.97% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, COO Cd Baer Pettit acquired 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $459.41 per share, for a total transaction of $3,445,575.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief operating officer now directly owns 291,038 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $133,705,767.58. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. In related news, CEO Henry A. Fernandez acquired 13,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $465.92 per share, for a total transaction of $6,056,960.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 327,479 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $152,579,015.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO Cd Baer Pettit acquired 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 25th. The shares were bought at an average price of $459.41 per share, with a total value of $3,445,575.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief operating officer now directly owns 291,038 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $133,705,767.58. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of research firms recently commented on MSCI. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on MSCI from $671.00 to $615.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. Barclays decreased their target price on MSCI from $700.00 to $600.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. StockNews.com cut MSCI from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. UBS Group decreased their target price on MSCI from $700.00 to $575.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised MSCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $613.00 to $569.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, MSCI presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $570.53.

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MSCI Price Performance

Shares of MSCI stock opened at $489.52 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $38.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 1.09. MSCI Inc. has a one year low of $439.95 and a one year high of $617.39. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $506.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $535.90.

MSCI (NYSE:MSCIGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 23rd. The technology company reported $3.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.44 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $680.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $685.47 million. MSCI had a negative return on equity of 121.86% and a net margin of 44.55%. MSCI’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $3.14 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that MSCI Inc. will post 14.66 EPS for the current year.

MSCI Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Investors of record on Friday, May 17th will be given a $1.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. This represents a $6.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.31%. MSCI’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 43.69%.

MSCI Profile

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MSCI Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides critical decision support tools and solutions for the investment community to manage investment processes worldwide. The Index segment provides indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including indexed financial product, such as ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, futures, options, structured products, and 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MSCI (NYSE:MSCI)

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