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How to buy MSCI (MSCI) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in MSCI shares.

MSCI
NYSE: MSCI-USD
About 7 hours ago

$495.7

+$2.7 (+0.55%)

MSCI Inc (MSCI) is a leading financial data & stock exchanges business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$493 after a previous close of US$493. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD488.62 to a high of USD496.26. The latest price was USD495.7 (25 minute delay). MSCI is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in MSCI

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for MSCI. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MSCI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until MSCI reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$493, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of MSCI, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of MSCI. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

MSCI stock price (NYSE:MSCI)

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MSCI shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-28.
OpenUS$493
HighUS$496.26
LowUS$488.62
CloseUS$495.7
Previous closeUS$493
Change US$2.7
Change % 0.5477%
Volume 713,648
Information last updated 2024-05-23.
52-week rangeUS$438.5137 - US$613.6554
50-day moving average US$513.0748
200-day moving average US$530.2361
Target priceUS$555.8
PE ratio 33.4516
Dividend yield US$5.74 (1.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$14.66

MSCI share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

MSCI price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $495.7

1 week (2024-05-22) -1.61%
1 month (2024-04-29) 3.92%
3 months (2024-02-29) -11.64%
6 months (2023-11-29) -5.86%
1 year (2023-05-26) 4.18%
2 years (2022-05-27) 10.61%
3 years (2021-05-28) 5.89%
5 years (2019-05-29) 124.77%

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Is it a good time to buy MSCI stock?

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Is MSCI under- or over-valued?

Valuing MSCI stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of MSCI's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

MSCI's P/E ratio

MSCI's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, MSCI shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

MSCI's PEG ratio

MSCI's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2912. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into MSCI's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MSCI's EBITDA

MSCI's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.5 billion (£1.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a MSCI's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

MSCI share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MSCI's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$438.5137 up to US$613.6554. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MSCI.US volatility(beta: 1.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while MSCI's is 1.086. This would suggest that MSCI's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MSCI financials

Revenue TTM US$2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 50.13%
Gross profit TTM US$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.76%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 44.55%
Book value -8.211
Market capitalisation US$39.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

MSCI share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.85% of net profits

Recently MSCI has paid out, on average, around 42.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MSCI shareholders could enjoy a 1.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MSCI's case, that would currently equate to about $5.74 per share.

While MSCI's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that MSCI may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

MSCI's most recent dividend payout was on 30 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

MSCI's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like MSCI.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

MSCI's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.67

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and MSCI's overall score of 23.67 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like MSCI is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

MSCI's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.61/100

MSCI's environmental score of 3.61 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that MSCI is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

MSCI's social score

Social score: 18.93/100

MSCI's social score of 18.93 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that MSCI is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

MSCI's governance score

Governance score: 9.13/100

MSCI's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that MSCI is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

MSCI's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. MSCI scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that MSCI has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

MSCI Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.67
Total ESG percentile 35.06
Environmental score 3.61
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 18.93
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 9.13
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 1

MSCI overview

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides critical decision support tools and solutions for the investment community to manage investment processes worldwide. The Index segment provides indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including indexed financial product, such as ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, futures, options, structured products, and over-the-counter derivatives; performance benchmarking; portfolio construction and rebalancing; and asset allocation, as well as licenses GICS and GICS Direct. The Analytics segment offers risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, application, an integrated view of risk and return service, and an analysis of market, credit, liquidity, counterparty, and climate risk across asset classes; managed services, including consolidation of client portfolio data, review and reconciliation of input data and results, and customized reporting; and HedgePlatform to measure, evaluate, and monitor the risk of hedge fund investments. The ESG and Climate segment provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how ESG impacts the long-term risk and return of their portfolio and individual security-level investments; and data, ratings, research, and tools to help investors navigate increasing regulation. The All Other " Private Assets segment includes real estate and infrastructure data, benchmarks, return-analytics, climate assessments and market insights; business intelligence to real estate owners, managers, developers, and brokers; and offers investment decision support tools for private capital. The Private Capital Solutions segment offers tools to help private asset investors across mission-critical workflows, such as sourcing terms and conditions, evaluating operating performance, managing risk and other activities supporting private capital investing. MSCI Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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