What’s Propelling Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) After Lower Shorts Reported?

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.36, from 1.12 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 46 investors sold MSCI Inc. shares while 168 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 77.34 million shares or 0.63% more from 76.86 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported.
Parkside Financial Bank And Trust holds 0% or 18 shares. Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited holds 14,866 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Raymond James Associates reported 0.01% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Cleararc Capital Inc invested in 1,511 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa reported 0% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Massachusetts Fincl Ma owns 0.11% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 1.55 million shares. Arrowstreet Lp invested in 425,142 shares. Vanguard Group accumulated 9.41M shares. Montag And Caldwell Ltd Liability Corporation owns 2,883 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Hrt Limited Liability Company reported 0.19% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). 151,906 were accumulated by Assetmark. Advisor Prtnrs Limited Liability Com invested in 0.05% or 1,950 shares. White Elm Cap Ltd Llc invested in 25,900 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board owns 71,470 shares. Jane Street Grp Ltd invested in 0% or 1,644 shares.

Since February 13, 2019, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $3.33 million activity.

The stock of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) registered a decrease of 2.15% in short interest. MSCI’s total short interest was 1.47 million shares in March as published by FINRA. Its down 2.15% from 1.50 million shares, reported previously. With 523,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their MSCI’s short positions. The short interest to Msci Inc’s float is 1.78%.

The stock increased 1.48% or $2.77 during the last trading session, reaching $189.58. About 1.51 million shares traded or 122.37% up from the average. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.20% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.83% the S&P500.

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and products to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $16.05 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. It has a 33.49 P/E ratio. 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, and asset allocation.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering MSCI (NYSE:MSCI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. MSCI had 11 analyst reports since October 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 1 by Macquarie Research. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MSCI in report on Tuesday, January 8 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $165 target in Friday, November 2 report. On Friday, December 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 5 by BMO Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) rating on Thursday, February 28. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $188 target. On Monday, January 7 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Hold” on Friday, March 1. UBS maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) rating on Friday, March 1. UBS has “Buy” rating and $209 target. On Monday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”.

More notable recent MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund ETF (ETF:EEM), iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund ETF (ETF:EWH) – Emerging Markets You Should Be Overweight According To Quantamize’s AI Models – Benzinga” on February 26, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “A Test For The Thailand ETF (NYSE:THD) – Benzinga” published on March 15, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “An ETF With Emerging Markets Compensation (NYSE:DEM) – Benzinga” on March 05, 2019. More interesting news about MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “MSCI (MSCI) reaffirms its 2019 financial guidance – StreetInsider.com” published on February 28, 2019 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “MSCI (MSCI) Announces Andrew C. Wiechmann as Interim CFO Following Resignation of CFO Kathleen A. Winters, Effective March 15th – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: March 06, 2019.

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