Analyst Ratings for MSCI Inc. (MSCI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, MSCI received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MSCI. The most optimistic price target was 115, implying a possible profit of 4.27 percent. The minimum price target given was 87, implying potential capital losses of -21.12 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.12 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.12 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.41 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.25 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of MSCI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 26 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MSCI is 1.46.

In the last 52-weeks, MSCI has achieved a high of 110.77 and a low of 76.52. Today's price is 44.13 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.43 percent lower than its 52-week high. MSCI has a price/earnings ratio of 38.04. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MSCI value stock report compares MSCI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.98 billion. MSCI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.