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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI)?

The company in question is, MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) currently with a stock price of 82.89 (1.13% today). The market cap for MSCI Inc. is 7798.49, and is in the sector Technology, and Processing Systems & Products industry. The target price for MSCI Inc. is 89. Currently MSCI Inc. is trading with a P/E of 33.28, and a forward P/E of 23.63. Average volume for MSCI Inc. is 527.56 and so far today it is 259856.

Performance in the last year for MSCI Inc. has been 40.23%. For EPS growth, MSCI Inc. has seen a growth of 23.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.76%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 79.50% over the last five years and could be 15.78% for the next five years. MSCI Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 39.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.61%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.17%.

Since the IPO date for MSCI Inc. on the 11/15/2007, MSCI Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 14.69%. With MSCI Inc. trading at 82.89, the dividend yield is 1.37%, and the EPS is 2.46.

So could MSCI Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 33.28. The PEG is 2.11, P/S is 7.02 and the P/B is at 14.77. The P/cash is 19.27, with P/free cash flow at 34.51.

MSCI Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.95, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, MSCI Inc. has a gross margin of 77.00%, an operating margin of 41.00% and a profit margin of 22.60%.Payout ratio for MSCI Inc. is 35.60%. Return on assets come to 8.30% with return on investment coming to 11.50%.

Insider ownership for MSCI Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 97.20%. Outstanding shares are at 95.15. While shares float is 92.61. The float short is currently 0.98%, and short ratio is 1.73.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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