Breaking: Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) Institutional Investor Positioning

November 28, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Breaking: Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) Institutional Investor Positioning

Sentiment for Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI)

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.13, from 1.17 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 219 investment managers increased and started new holdings, while 187 cut down and sold equity positions in Motorola Solutions Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 132.02 million shares, down from 142.16 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Motorola Solutions Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 12 to 6 for a decrease of 6. Sold All: 39 Reduced: 148 Increased: 172 New Position: 47.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The company has a market cap of $13.52 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Products and Services. It has a 23.84 P/E ratio. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software.

About 68,569 shares traded hands. Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) has risen 7.24% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.23% the S&P500.

Analysts await Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.79 EPS, up 19.33% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.5 per share. MSI’s profit will be $299.77 million for 11.28 P/E if the $1.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.30 actual EPS reported by Motorola Solutions Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.69% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Motorola Solutions is engaged in providing communication equipments, software and services. It focuses on providing public safety communications ranging from infrastructure to applications and devices. The Company operates its business through two divisions: Government and Enterprise. The Enterprise segment is focused on mobile computing systems, advance data capture and wireless networks. The Government segment makes radio systems, radio devices and control centers for governments around the world. Products offered by the Company include devices, networks, systems, accessories, software and services.”

Marlowe Partners Lp holds 15.44% of its portfolio in Motorola Solutions Inc for 290,017 shares. Orbis Investment Management (U.S.) Llc owns 131,941 shares or 7.31% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Central Securities Corp has 4.6% invested in the company for 300,000 shares. The California-based Scharf Investments Llc has invested 4.22% in the stock. Sadoff Investment Management Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 416,371 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $12.57 million net activity.

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 42% of Motorola Solutions’s analysts are positive. Out of 12 Wall Street analysts rating Motorola Solutions, 5 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $57 while the high is $85. The stock’s average target of $71.42 is -11.53% below today’s ($80.73) share price. MSI was included in 19 notes of analysts from August 6, 2015. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of MSI in a report on Thursday, October 22 with “Underperform” rating. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the shares of MSI in a report on Wednesday, October 12 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, September 11 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Argus Research on Thursday, February 25. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein on Tuesday, January 5 to “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Gabelli given on Monday, December 7. JP Morgan reinitiated Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) on Tuesday, October 6 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Northcoast on Wednesday, May 4 to “Neutral”. Bernstein upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $85 target price in Tuesday, February 23 report.

MSI Company Profile

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Motorola Solutions), incorporated on March 9, 1973, is a well-known provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Firm operates through two divisions: Products and Services. The Firm addresses the communication needs of government agencies, state and local public safety and first-responder agencies, and commercial and industrial clients utilizing private communications networks and manages a mobile workforce. The Company’s serves global customer base spanning federal, state, county, province, territory, municipal, and departmental independent bodies, along with its commercial and industrial customers. It serves its clients with a global footprint of sales in approximately 100 countries.

More news for Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) were recently published by: Forbes.com, which released: “Motorola Solutions Becomes Oversold (MSI)” on November 03, 2016. Marketwatch.com‘s article titled: “Motorola Solutions’s earnings beat expectations” and published on November 03, 2016 is yet another important article.

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