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.

Several price targets were given for MSCI by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 115, implying a possible profit of 4.27 percent. The lowest price target was 87, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.12 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.12 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. MSCI has a PEG ratio of 1.46.

In the last 52-weeks, MSCI has achieved a high of 110.77 and a low of 76.52. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.