Key Factors to Evaluate Before Investing in MSCI

Shares of Consumer Discretionary sector company MSCI moved -10.1% today, and are now trading at a price of $462.92. The Large-Cap stock's daily volume was 391,328 compared to its average volume of 471,706. The S&P 500 index returned a 1.0% performance.

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides critical decision support tools and solutions for the investment community to manage investment processes worldwide. The company is based in New York and has 5,794 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $36,674,195,456. MSCI currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.1% per year.

11 analysts are following MSCI and have set target prices ranging from $465.0 to $700.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of hold. At today's prices, MSCI is trading -24.62% away from its average analyst target price of $614.09 per share.

Over the last year, MSCI's share price has increased by 9.3%, which represents a difference of -13.7% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $617.39 per share whereas its 52 week low is $451.55. With average free cash flows of $878.3 Million that have been growing at an average rate of 14.0% over the last 5 years, MSCI is in a position to continue its strong stock performance trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 1,236,029 22,757 1,213,272 12.16
2022 1,095,369 13,617 1,081,752 17.26
2021 936,069 13,509 922,560 16.89
2020 811,109 21,826 789,283 16.0
2019 709,523 29,116 680,407 16.81
2018 612,762 30,257 582,505
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