Darsana Capital Partners Lp buys $172,580,000 stake in Msci Inc (MSCI)

Msci Inc (MSCI) : Darsana Capital Partners Lp scooped up 250,000 additional shares in Msci Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 2,000,000 shares of Msci Inc which is valued at $172,580,000.Msci Inc makes up approximately 10.07% of Darsana Capital Partners Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md boosted its stake in MSCI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 35,645 additional shares and now holds a total of 8,362,585 shares of Msci Inc which is valued at $721,607,460. Msci Inc makes up approx 0.15% of Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md’s portfolio.Aperio Group boosted its stake in MSCI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,901 additional shares and now holds a total of 13,735 shares of Msci Inc which is valued at $1,185,193. Msci Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Aperio Group’s portfolio. Wbi Investments sold out all of its stake in MSCI during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 129,696 shares of MSCI which is valued $11,191,468.Rafferty Asset Management reduced its stake in MSCI by selling 3,740 shares or 27.6% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,812 shares of MSCI which is valued at $845,108. Msci Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Rafferty Asset Management’s portfolio.

Msci Inc closed down -0.85 points or -0.94% at $89.27 with 8,63,727 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $90.31, the shares hit an intraday low of $88.97 and an intraday high of $90.79 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Msci Inc reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.72. The company had revenue of $290.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $286.45 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.56 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Msci Inc. Credit Suisse Initiated Msci Inc on Jul 12, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $88.

MSCI Inc. together with its wholly owned subsidiaries is a provider of investment decision support tools including indexes portfolio risk and performance analytics and multi-asset class market risk analytics products and services. The Company’s products include global equity indexes and environmental social and governance (ESG) products marketed under the MSCI and MSCI ESG Research brands its private real estate benchmarks marketed under the IPD brand its portfolio risk and performance analytics covering global equity markets marketed under the Barra brand its multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics marketed under the RiskMetrics and Barra brands and its performance reporting products and services offered to the investment consultant community marketed under the InvestorForce brand.

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