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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

MSCI

(

MSCI

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified MSCI as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MSCI has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $31.9 million.
  • MSCI has traded 1,164 shares today.
  • MSCI is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on MSCI:

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools worldwide. Its tools include indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and multi-asset class market risk analytics products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.2%. MSCI has a PE ratio of 35.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate MSCI a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for MSCI has been 640,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. MSCI has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. The stock has a beta of 0.85 and a short float of 2.1% with 2.41 days to cover. Shares are up 26.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates MSCI as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • MSCI's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 2.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 29.51% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, MSCI should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • MSCI INC has improved earnings per share by 11.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, MSCI INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.70 versus $1.65 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.15 versus $1.70).
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Diversified Financial Services industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, MSCI INC has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.

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