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How to buy MSCI stock

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MSCI Inc
NYSE: MSCI - USD
$417.72
+ $5.57 ( + 1.35%)
FINANCIAL DATA & STOCK EXCHANGES

MSCI Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. MSCI shares (MSCI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MSCI employs 4,361 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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MSCI stock price (NYSE: MSCI)

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MSCI shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-27.
Latest market close$417.72
52-week range$375.40 - $676.73
50-day moving average $424.42
200-day moving average $538.12
Wall St. target price$525.18
PE ratio 47.1612
Dividend yield $3.9 (1.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.11

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MSCI price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $417.72 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-24) N/A
1 month (2022-06-02) -7.51%
3 months (2022-04-05) -18.61%
6 months (2022-01-05) -26.21%
1 year (2021-07-02) -22.92%
2 years (2020-07-02) 22.09%
3 years (2019-07-05) 72.40%
5 years (2017-07-03) 306.38%

Is MSCI stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing MSCI stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of MSCI's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

MSCI's P/E ratio

MSCI's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, MSCI shares trade at around 47x 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.

MSCI's PEG ratio

MSCI's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7707. 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 MSCI's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MSCI's EBITDA

MSCI's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a MSCI's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

MSCI financials

Revenue TTM $2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 53.53%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.36%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 35.65%
Book value $-2.74
Market capitalisation $34.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

MSCI'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 MSCI.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

MSCI's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.67

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and MSCI's overall score of 23.67 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like MSCI 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.).

MSCI's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.61/100

MSCI's environmental score of 3.61 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that MSCI is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

MSCI's social score

Social score: 18.93/100

MSCI's social score of 18.93 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that MSCI is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

MSCI's governance score

Governance score: 9.13/100

MSCI's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that MSCI is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

MSCI's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. MSCI scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that MSCI has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

MSCI Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.67
Total ESG percentile 35.06
Environmental score 3.61
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 18.93
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 9.13
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 1

MSCI share dividends

40%

Dividend payout ratio: 39.73% of net profits

Recently MSCI has paid out, on average, around 39.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MSCI shareholders could enjoy a 1.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MSCI's case, that would currently equate to about $3.9 per share.

While MSCI's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that MSCI may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

MSCI's most recent dividend payout was on 30 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

MSCI share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MSCI's shares have ranged in value from as little as $375.3995 up to $676.7277. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MSCI.US volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while MSCI's is 1.0635. This would suggest that MSCI's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MSCI overview

MSCI Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. It operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG and Climate, and All Other " Private Assets. The Index segment provides indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including indexed product creation, such as ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, futures, options, structured products, over-the-counter derivatives; performance benchmarking; portfolio construction and rebalancing; and asset allocation, as well as licenses GICS and GICS Direct. The Analytics segment offers risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, application, and service that provides an integrated view of risk and return, and an analysis of market, credit, liquidity, and counterparty risk across asset classes; managed services, including consolidation of client portfolio data from various sources, review and reconciliation of input data and results, and customized reporting; and HedgePlatform to measure, evaluate, and monitor the risk of hedge fund investments. The ESG and Climate segment provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how ESG factors impact the long-term risk and return of their portfolio and individual security-level investments; and data, ratings, research, and tools to help investors navigate increasing regulation. The All Other " Private Assets segment includes real estate market and transaction data, benchmarks, return-analytics, climate assessments and market insights for funds, investors, and managers; business intelligence to real estate owners, managers, developers, and brokers; and offers investment decision support tools for private capital.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of MSCI is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.057% of MSCI shares are held by insiders and 92.631% by institutions.
How many people work for MSCI?
Latest data suggests 4,361 work at MSCI.
When does the fiscal year end for MSCI?
MSCI's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is MSCI based?
MSCI's address is: 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY, United States, 10007
What is MSCI's ISIN number?
MSCI's international securities identification number is: US55354G1004
What is MSCI's CUSIP number?
MSCI's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 55354G100

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