The highest sales estimate is $353.50 million and the lowest is $345.40 million. Analysts expect change of 0.49 % or $0.02 from previous year's $4.11 earnings per share compared to current's $4.13 earnings per share. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. iShares MSCI Asia ex Japan Index Fund earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. Blackrock holds 1.20 million shs. Zacks' sales averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow MSCI.
MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. MSCI had a net margin of 22.67% and a return on equity of 51.47%. The company had revenue of $334.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $333.68 million. The company's quarterly revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter past year.
Several research firms recently commented on MSCI. That's 4.00 % below today's $58.97 price per share. 55,698 were reported by Polar Capital Llp. On Friday, January 12 the rating was maintained by Sandler O'Neill with "Buy". On Wednesday, January 10 Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of CASH in report with "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, January 31 the stock has "Buy" rating by B. Riley & Co. MSCI has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $153.33.
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In other news, insider Scott A. Crum sold 1,700 shares of MSCI stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 14th. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 4.19% off of the 200-day moving average. MSCI has a twelve month low of $96.12 and a twelve month high of $159.98.
In terms of performance, shares of Direxion Daily MSCI Dev Mkts Bull 3X ETF (:DZK) are -1.52% since the start of 2016. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 187,431 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,198,668.56. For a total of 14,825 shares it reduced its holding in Resolute Energy Corp by 138,974 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Halyard Health Inc. Vident Investment Advisory LLC increased its stake in shares of MSCI by 79.5% in the 4th quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 47,586 shares of the company's stock worth $3,216,000 after buying an additional 34,704 shares during the period. Virtue Capital Management LLC bought a new position in MSCI in the 4th quarter worth $127,000. By buying 148,363 shares Northpointe Capital Llc made the stock popped up with 16.25%.
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