MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) gearing towards $0.38 dividends on Mar 15, 2018.

February 14, 2018 - By Rusty Cady

 MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) gearing towards $0.38 dividends on Mar 15, 2018.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 22 investors sold MSCI Inc. shares while 102 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 81.35 million shares or 1.88% less from 82.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd reported 576 shares stake. Pacad Invest accumulated 0.1% or 4,000 shares. California State Teachers Retirement has 0.04% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). 8,752 were reported by Logan Capital Management Incorporated. Jacobs Levy Equity invested in 22,565 shares. Segantii Cap Mngmt Ltd invested in 5,800 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 0.02% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Millennium Management Llc holds 546,708 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Co accumulated 0.01% or 108,392 shares. Pictet Asset Limited stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Renaissance Limited Company reported 434,221 shares. Gateway Advisers Lc holds 0.02% or 20,919 shares in its portfolio. Fjarde Ap has invested 0.06% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Spectrum Management Group reported 7,600 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Smith Asset Management Grp Ltd Partnership holds 0% or 450 shares.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $492,463 activity.

MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) is expected to pay $0.38 on Mar 15, 2018. The indicated annual dividend is $1.52. Shareholders owning the stock before Feb 15, 2018 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on MSCI Inc’s current price of $140.59, the dividend is 0.27 %. This dividend’s record date is Feb 16, 2018 and the announcement date is Jan 30, 2018. The stock increased 2.22% or $3.06 during the last trading session, reaching $140.59. About 569,113 shares traded or 21.27% up from the average. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.63% the S&P500.

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and products to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $12.66 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. It has a 42.47 P/E ratio. 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.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. MSCI Inc. has $141 highest and $59 lowest target. $118.67’s average target is -15.59% below currents $140.59 stock price. MSCI Inc. had 16 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, October 11, the company rating was downgraded by Evercore. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, August 4. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Market Perform” on Monday, November 2. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 2 by UBS. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 31. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Northcoast. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

More notable recent MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “BRIEF-‍MSCI ‍Says Two Securities Will Be Added To And One Security Will Be …” on February 12, 2018, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “MSCI Says South Korea May Harm Stock Market With Tax Plan” published on January 19, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Jackson National Asset Management Switches Benchmarks to MSCI” on January 31, 2018. More interesting news about MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: MSCI, Regal Entertainment Group and Six Flags Entertainment” published on February 13, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “MSCI February Quarterly Index Review Announcement Scheduled for February 12, 2018” with publication date: February 05, 2018.

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