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How to buy MSCI (MSCI) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in MSCI stocks.
MSCI is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. MSCI stocks (MSCI.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $423.22 – a decrease of 0.13% over the previous week. MSCI employs 4,513 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.2 billion.
How to buy stocks in MSCI
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – MSCI – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of stocks with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in MSCI?
- Has coronavirus impacted MSCI shares?
- MSCI shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is MSCI stock a buy or sell?
- MSCI performance over time
- Is MSCI suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MSCI shares over-valued?
- MSCI's financials
- How volatile are MSCI shares?
- Does MSCI pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
MSCI stock price (NYSE:MSCI)Use our graph to track the performance of MSCI stocks over time.
MSCI shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$421.79|
|52-week range||$374.48 - $675.08|
|50-day moving average||$467.51|
|200-day moving average||$482.31|
|Wall St. target price||$506.82|
|Dividend yield||$4.16 (1.18%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.73|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy MSCI stock?
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MSCI price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-0.13%|
|1 month (2022-08-28)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||0.97%|
|6 months (2022-03-31)||-16.13%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-30.93%|
|2 years (2020-10-01)||17.31%|
|3 years (2019-10-01)||95.07%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||260.81%|
Is MSCI under- or over-valued?
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 43x. In other words, MSCI shares trade at around 43x 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 2.6414. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a MSCI's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||53.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||15.15%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$33.9 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 01/01/2019) 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.
MSCI share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 40.46% of net profits
Recently MSCI has paid out, on average, around 40.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.18% 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 1.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MSCI's case, that would currently equate to about $4.16 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 31 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 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 $374.4832 up to $675.0759. 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 MSCI's is 1.1035. 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 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.
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