Msci INC (MSCI) Shareholder Darsana Capital Partners LP Has Trimmed Holding by $169.36 Million as Market Value Declined

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.02 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 25 investors sold MSCI shares while 154 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 76.86 million shares or 1.33% less from 77.89 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ls Investment Advsr Lc invested 0.04% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Com Limited has invested 2.83% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Trillium Asset Management Limited Liability Co holds 109,959 shares or 0.97% of its portfolio. 9,250 were accumulated by Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky. Synovus Corp holds 342 shares. Quantres Asset invested in 2,800 shares. M&T National Bank Corp invested in 0.01% or 5,895 shares. First Tru Advsrs Limited Partnership invested in 135,233 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Hartford Investment Mngmt invested in 0.07% or 13,607 shares. Sigma Planning invested in 0.04% or 3,523 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.02% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). 146,419 were accumulated by Barometer Cap Management. Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 0.04% stake. Raymond James Ser Advsrs holds 5,356 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 6,284 were accumulated by Norinchukin Bancorporation The.

Darsana Capital Partners Lp decreased its stake in Msci Inc (MSCI) by 88.48% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Darsana Capital Partners Lp sold 1.46M shares as the company’s stock declined 15.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 190,000 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $22.21M, down from 1.65M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Darsana Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Msci Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.56 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $154.06. About 335,173 shares traded. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 17.12% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.12% the S&P500.

Darsana Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $989.03 million and $2.37B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Transdigm Group Inc (NYSE:TDG) by 184,000 shares to 450,000 shares, valued at $115.04M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 475,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.68M shares, and has risen its stake in New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT).

Analysts await MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.31 earnings per share, up 13.91 % or $0.16 from last year’s $1.15 per share. MSCI’s profit will be $115.32 million for 29.40 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.35 actual earnings per share reported by MSCI Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.96 % negative EPS growth.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering MSCI (NYSE:MSCI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. MSCI had 10 analyst reports since July 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 5 by BMO Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) on Thursday, September 13 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 7. The company was maintained on Friday, August 3 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, October 15 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, December 7 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) on Friday, November 2 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) on Wednesday, July 18 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

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