Msci Inc (MSCI) Plans $0.38 Quarterly Dividend
Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 30th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of 0.38 per share by the technology company on Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th.
Msci has raised its dividend payment by an average of 94.3% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 3 years. Msci has a dividend payout ratio of 39.7% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Msci to earn $6.17 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.52 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 24.6%.
Msci (NYSE:MSCI) opened at $140.59 on Wednesday. Msci has a 12 month low of $92.18 and a 12 month high of $149.15. The company has a quick ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.77. The company has a market capitalization of $12,387.17, a P/E ratio of 42.35, a P/E/G ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.90.
Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of Msci in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price objective on Msci to $163.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Msci from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Msci from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, UBS Group upped their price objective on Msci from $125.00 to $141.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $147.33.
Msci Company Profile
MSCI Inc offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. Its segments include Index, Analytics and All Other segment. All Other segment comprises environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Real Estate segments. Its indexes are used 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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