How to buy MSCI shares

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MSCI Inc (MSCI) is a leading financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. MSCI is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,545 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in MSCI

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MSCI in this case.
  5. Research MSCI shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your MSCI shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

MSCI share price

Use our graph to track the performance of MSCI stocks over time.

MSCI shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$217.2801 - $455.81
50-day moving average $430.2515
200-day moving average $383.7119
Wall St. target price$463.89
PE ratio 61.493
Dividend yield $3.12 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.698
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy MSCI stock?

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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 61x. In other words, MSCI shares trade at around 61x 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 3.3345. 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 $914.7 million.

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 $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.26%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 14%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 34.28%
Market capitalisation $34.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell MSCI shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "MSCI.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 570,205 MSCI shares held short by investors – that's known as MSCI's "short interest". This figure is 18.9% down from 703,391 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting MSCI shares can be evaluated.

MSCI's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MSCI's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MSCI shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MSCI shares traded daily (recently around 356378.125). MSCI's SIR currently stands at 1.6. In other words for every 100,000 MSCI shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1600 shares are currently held short.

However MSCI's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MSCI shares, or, against the total number of tradable MSCI shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MSCI's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MSCI shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MSCI shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against MSCI.

Find out more about how you can short MSCI stock.

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. A high-profile company, 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

39%

Dividend payout ratio: 38.73% of net profits

Recently MSCI has paid out, on average, around 38.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.76% 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 0.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MSCI's case, that would currently equate to about $3.12 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 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

MSCI share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MSCI's shares have ranged in value from as little as $217.2801 up to $455.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MSCI.US volatility(beta: 0.91)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 0.906. This would suggest that MSCI's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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MSCI overview

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools for the clients to manage their investment processes worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including index-linked product creation and performance benchmarking, as well as portfolio construction and rebalancing, broker-dealer structured products, and asset allocation. The Analytics segment offers risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, applications, and services that provide clients with an integrated view of risk and return, and an analysis of market, credit, liquidity, and counterparty risk across various asset classes, spanning short, medium, and long-term time horizons; and various managed services for clients such as consolidation of client portfolio data from various sources, review and reconciliation of input data and results, and customized reporting consultants and investors in hedge funds. The ESG segment provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors impact the long-term risk of their investments; and data and ratings products for use in the construction of equity and fixed income indexes to help institutional investors benchmark ESG investment performance and issue index-based investment products, as well as manage, measure, and report on ESG mandates. The Real Estate segment offers real estate performance analysis for funds, investors, and managers. This segment provides products and services that include research, reporting, market data, and benchmarking; and business intelligence to real estate owners, managers, developers, and brokers. The company serves asset owners and managers, banks, and wealth managers. MSCI Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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