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How to buy Motorola Solutions stock
Learn how to easily invest in Motorola Solutions stock.
Motorola Solutions is a communication equipment business based in the US. Motorola Solutions shares (MSI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Motorola Solutions employs 18,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.7 billion.
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- MSI shares summary
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- Is MSI stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is MSI suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MSI shares over-valued?
- Motorola Solutions's financials
- How volatile are MSI shares?
- Does Motorola Solutions pay a dividend?
- Have MSI shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Motorola Solutions stock price (NYSE: MSI)Use our graph to track the performance of MSI stocks over time.
Motorola Solutions shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$258.57|
|52-week range||$193.91 - $274.25|
|50-day moving average||$260.83|
|200-day moving average||$236.45|
|Wall St. target price||$284.18|
|Dividend yield||$3.16 (1.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.81|
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Motorola Solutions price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||1.28%|
|1 month (2022-12-23)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-10-23)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-07-27)||12.30%|
|1 year (2022-01-27)||15.90%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||50.73%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||45.26%|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||161.18%|
Is Motorola Solutions stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Motorola Solutions stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Motorola Solutions's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Motorola Solutions's P/E ratio
Motorola Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Motorola Solutions shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Motorola Solutions's PEG ratio
Motorola Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9477. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Motorola Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Motorola Solutions's EBITDA
Motorola Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Motorola Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Motorola Solutions financials
|Revenue TTM||$8.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.97%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$42.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Motorola Solutions's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Motorola Solutions.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Motorola Solutions's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.45
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Motorola Solutions's overall score of 21.45 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Motorola Solutions is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Motorola Solutions's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.4/100
Motorola Solutions's environmental score of 8.4 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Motorola Solutions's social score
Social score: 12.59/100
Motorola Solutions's social score of 12.59 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Motorola Solutions's governance score
Governance score: 11.46/100
Motorola Solutions's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Motorola Solutions's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Motorola Solutions scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Motorola Solutions hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.45|
|Total ESG percentile||15.96|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||3|
Motorola Solutions share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 33.78% of net profits
Recently Motorola Solutions has paid out, on average, around 33.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Motorola Solutions shareholders could enjoy a 1.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Motorola Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $3.16 per share.
While Motorola Solutions's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Motorola Solutions may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Motorola Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 12 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Motorola Solutions's shares ever split?
Motorola Solutions's shares were split on a 10000:4042 basis on 3 January 2011. So if you had owned 4042 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Motorola Solutions shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 59.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Motorola Solutions shares which in turn could have impacted Motorola Solutions's share price.
Motorola Solutions share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Motorola Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $193.9125 up to $274.2536. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Motorola Solutions's is 0.9302. This would suggest that Motorola Solutions's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Motorola Solutions overview
Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical communications and analytics in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Systems Integration, and Software and Services. The Products and Systems Integration segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and video security devices and infrastructure, as well as the implementation, and integration of systems, devices, software, and applications for government, public safety, and commercial customers who operate private communications networks and video security solutions, as well as manage a mobile workforce. Its land mobile radio communications and video security and access control devices include two-way portable and vehicle-mounted radios, fixed and mobile video cameras, and accessories; radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, and repeaters; and video analytics, network video management hardware and software, and access control solutions. The Software and Services segment provides repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services. This segment also offers monitoring, software updates, and cybersecurity services; and public safety and enterprise command center software, unified communications applications, and video software solutions through on-premise and as a service.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Motorola Solutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.505% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by insiders and 87.851% by institutions. How many people work for Motorola Solutions?
Latest data suggests 18,700 work at Motorola Solutions. When does the fiscal year end for Motorola Solutions?
Motorola Solutions's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Motorola Solutions based?
Motorola Solutions's address is: 500 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60661 What is Motorola Solutions's ISIN number?
Motorola Solutions's international securities identification number is: US6200763075 What is Motorola Solutions's CUSIP number?
Motorola Solutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 620076125
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