A Reversal for Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Is Not Near. The Stock Reaches 52-Week High Today

June 14, 2018 - By Mona Holcomb

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.08, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 39 investors sold Motorola Solutions, Inc. shares while 155 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 132.76 million shares or 0.99% more from 131.47 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Salem Counselors accumulated 42 shares or 0% of the stock. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 29,234 shares. Convergence Invest Prtnrs Ltd Co invested in 0% or 21 shares. Sol Cap Mngmt Com reported 2,353 shares. Tarbox Family Office invested in 65 shares. Amg Funds Limited Liability Corp reported 16,605 shares. Fuller And Thaler Asset Management Incorporated, a California-based fund reported 900 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Sa invested in 0.1% or 110,960 shares. Mirae Asset Invs Ltd has 0.06% invested in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) for 39,998 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 325,749 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Signaturefd Llc, Georgia-based fund reported 779 shares. Us Bancshares De has invested 0.01% in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI). Ing Groep Nv stated it has 25,271 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Suntrust Banks Inc, Georgia-based fund reported 30,123 shares. Fifth Third Bancorporation has invested 0.02% in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI).

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $47.82 million activity. Another trade for 19,700 shares valued at $1.83M was sold by HACKER MARK S.. 45,577 shares were sold by Wozniak John K, worth $4.78 million on Monday, February 5.

The stock of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) hit a new 52-week high and has $117.32 target or 3.00 % above today’s $113.90 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $18.47 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jun, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $117.32 price target is reached, the company will be worth $554.01M more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.

The stock increased 0.70% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $113.9. About 821,521 shares traded. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) has risen 34.40% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.83% the S&P500.

Analysts await Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $1.31 EPS, up 23.58 % or $0.25 from last year’s $1.06 per share. MSI’s profit will be $212.39 million for 21.74 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.02 actual EPS reported by Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.43 % EPS growth.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Motorola Solutions had 16 analyst reports since January 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 11 by Northcoast. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan with “Hold” on Friday, February 9. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Friday, February 2. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, May 4. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of MSI in report on Friday, January 12 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Northcoast on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 2 by Jefferies. On Thursday, March 1 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”.

More news for Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) were recently published by: Investingnews.com, which released: “3 Cybersecurity ETFs for Investors” on June 14, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Regency Centers, Motorola Solutions, California …” and published on June 12, 2018 is yet another important article.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software, and services in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. The company has market cap of $18.47 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Products and Services. It currently has negative earnings. The Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers.

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