Msci INC (MSCI) Valuation Rose While Findlay Park Partners Llp Has Trimmed Its Holding

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.36, from 1.12 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 46 investors sold MSCI shares while 168 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 77.34 million shares or 0.63% more from 76.86 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Natl Asset Management owns 2,726 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Macquarie Gru has invested 0.01% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). 13,878 were reported by Bokf Na. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Ltd Co invested in 0.06% or 63,554 shares. Keybank Association Oh holds 1,502 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Smithfield Trust invested in 633 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Illinois-based Gofen And Glossberg Lc Il has invested 0.04% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Hillhouse Cap Management Ltd has invested 1.29% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Kylin Mgmt Ltd Co holds 15.22% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 322,500 shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma stated it has 14,115 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. King Luther Cap Mgmt invested in 0.02% or 16,645 shares. Cibc Ww Corp stated it has 59,591 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. 4,639 were reported by Highstreet Asset Mngmt. Putnam Ltd holds 0.15% or 380,700 shares. Tiaa Cref Ltd Llc has 228,678 shares.

Since February 13, 2019, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $3.33 million activity.

Findlay Park Partners Llp decreased its stake in Msci Inc (MSCI) by 69.19% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Findlay Park Partners Llp sold 435,788 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 194,041 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $28.61M, down from 629,829 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Findlay Park Partners Llp who had been investing in Msci Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.04 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.56% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $224.81. About 419,631 shares traded. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.20% since May 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.83% the S&P500.

Findlay Park Partners Llp, which manages about $10.53B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc by 914,321 shares to 2.83M shares, valued at $202.84M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Waste Connections Inc by 405,209 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.14 million shares, and has risen its stake in Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc (NYSE:MMC).

Analysts await MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.53 earnings per share, up 17.69 % or $0.23 from last year’s $1.3 per share. MSCI’s profit will be $129.56 million for 36.73 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.55 actual earnings per share reported by MSCI Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.29 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Expect More China In These ETFs (NYSE:LEMB) – Benzinga” on April 24, 2019, also Etftrends.com with their article: “China Communication Services ETF Moves to NYSE – ETF Trends” published on May 03, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “MSCI Inc (MSCI) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript – Yahoo Finance” on May 02, 2019. More interesting news about MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “These China ETFs Look Undervalued (NYSE:CHII)(NYSE:KGRN) – Benzinga” published on May 15, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “NYSE Q&A On China Sectors – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: May 12, 2019.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering MSCI (NYSE:MSCI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MSCI had 9 analyst reports since December 7, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 7 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 1 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Thursday, February 28. UBS maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) on Friday, March 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, January 8. Barclays Capital upgraded MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) on Friday, December 7 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 1 by Macquarie Research.

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