MSCI Inc (MSCI) Receives a Hold from Morgan Stanley

In a report released today, Toni Kaplan from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI), with a price target of $185. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $176.53, close to its 52-week high of $184.22.

According to, Kaplan is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 2.4% and a 55.9% success rate. Kaplan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Thomson Reuters Corp, Nielsen Holdings, and ARAMARK Holdings.

MSCI Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $183.50.

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Based on MSCI Inc’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending June 30, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $117 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $81.27 million.

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MSCI, Inc. engages in the provision of decision support tools, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance products and services. The company operates through the following business segments: Index; Analytics; Environmental, Social, and Governance; and Real Estate.