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 potential capital gains of 4.27 percent. The lowest price target was 87, which equates to a potential downside of -21.12 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

MSCI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 26 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. 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.

MSCI has traded between a high of 110.77 and a low of 76.52 over the past year. Currently the stock is 44.13 percent higher than its low, and 0.43 percent below the 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.