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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MSCI. The maximum price target given was 115, implying potential capital gains of 4.27 percent. The minimum price target given was 87, implying a possible loss of -21.12 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.12 percent. That number becomes 1.12 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.41 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.25 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

MSCI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 26 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MSCI is 1.46.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MSCI hit 110.77 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.