Dividend Worth Watching: $0.28 dividends are now a reality for MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) shareholders. Here’s why.

Dividend Worth Watching: $0.28 dividends are now a reality for MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) shareholders. Here's why.

MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) is expected to pay $0.28 on Nov 30, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $1.12. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 9, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on MSCI Inc’s current price of $80.86, the dividend is 0.35%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 14, 2016 and the announcement date is Oct 27, 2016. The stock increased 1.88% or $1.49 during the last trading session, hitting $80.86. Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 7.56% since April 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.61% the S&P500.

MSCI Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, offers content, applications and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The company has a market cap of $7.58 billion. The Company’s operating segment includes Index, Analytics and All Other segment. It has a 31.63 P/E ratio. All Other segment comprises ESG and Real Estate divisions.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 1.14 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 20 funds sold all Msci Inc shares owned while 104 reduced positions. 39 funds bought stakes while 106 increased positions. They now own 88.87 million shares or 4.45% less from 93.01 million shares in 2016Q1.
Geode Capital Limited Co last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Wellington Mgmt Gp Llp accumulated 0.08% or 4.06 million shares. New Century Invest Inc last reported 7,897 shares in the company. Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 745,448 shares. Sei Invs holds 0.08% or 173,646 shares in its portfolio. Bluemountain Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 23,274 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Blackrock, a New York-based fund reported 123,665 shares. Ycg Ltd has 4.56% invested in the company for 184,908 shares. Catalyst Advsr Lc accumulated 1.3% or 91,500 shares. Diam Ltd holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 71,560 shares. Pictet Asset Management holds 35,350 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Park Corp Oh has 0.02% invested in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) for 3,600 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. 1832 Asset Management Lp reported 705 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The California-based Cap Guardian Tru has invested 0% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI).

Insider Transactions: Since May 18, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $298.34 million net activity. On Tuesday, September 6 the insider ValueAct Holdings – L.P. sold $39.68M. On Tuesday, August 30 the insider duPont Benjamin F sold $475,560. Pettit CD Baer sold 26,815 shares worth $2.34M. Napolitano Richard J sold $281,775 worth of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) on Wednesday, May 18.

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. MSCI Inc. has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, November 2. Evercore downgraded the shares of MSCI in a report on Tuesday, October 11 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Northcoast. UBS upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $82 target price in Monday, November 2 report.

More recent Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: MSCI, Tractor Supply and WEC Energy Group” on November 07, 2016. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “MSCI November Semi-Annual Index Review Announcement Scheduled for November 14 …” on November 07, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Tech Stocks on Investors’ Radar — Jabil Circuit, TTM Technologies, MSCI Inc …” with publication date: October 25, 2016 was also an interesting one.

MSCI Company Profile

MSCI Inc. (MSCI), incorporated on July 2, 1998, together with its subsidiaries, offers content, applications and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The Company’s operating segment includes Index, Analytics and All Other segment. All Other segment comprises ESG and Real Estate divisions. The ESG operating segment offers products institutional investors use for assessing risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social and governance issues. ESG tools are used to evaluate both individual securities and investment portfolios. The Real Estate operating segment is a well-known provider of real estate performance analysis for funds, investors, managers, lenders and occupiers.

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