News headlines about MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MSCI earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 46.1258568783707 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
MSCI stock traded up $1.57 during trading on Monday, reaching $149.18. The stock had a trading volume of 775,682 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,007,284. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.18, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.09. The company has a market capitalization of $13,276.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.48, a PEG ratio of 2.75 and a beta of 0.83. MSCI has a one year low of $96.12 and a one year high of $159.98.
MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $334.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $333.68 million. MSCI had a net margin of 23.86% and a return on equity of 108.68%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.81 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that MSCI will post 5.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on MSCI. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price objective on shares of MSCI to $163.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of MSCI from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. UBS reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $177.00 price objective (down from $180.00) on shares of MSCI in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of MSCI in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of MSCI from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $153.33.
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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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