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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MSCI. The highest price target was 115, implying potential capital gains of 4.27 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 87, which equates to a potential downside 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.12 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.41 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.25 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MSCI to grow at a rate of 26 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.