Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI] Stock trading around $166.78 per share: What’s Next?

Motorola Solutions Inc. [NYSE: MSI] price surged by 2.46 percent to reach at $4.01. The company report on October 2, 2020 that Motorola Solutions’ CommandCentral Citizen Input Is Available to the U.S. Public Safety Market.

Company provides thousands of communities with the ability to safely share images and videos with Public Safety Answering Points during 9-1-1 calls or texts.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced that it has made a new service available to the public safety market — CommandCentral Citizen Input — which is designed to help 9-1-1 call takers to better engage with citizens in their time of need. Citizen Input is a cloud-based service that allows citizens calling or texting 9-1-1 to send video, photographs and recordings of an incident to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), using controlled and permission-based procedures.

A sum of 1273061 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 1.12M shares. Motorola Solutions Inc. shares reached a high of $167.17 and dropped to a low of $164.00 until finishing in the latest session at $166.78.

The one-year MSI stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.47. The average equity rating for MSI stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MSI shares is $166.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MSI stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Motorola Solutions Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 01, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on August 11, 2020, representing the official price target for Motorola Solutions Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $196 to $161, while Credit Suisse kept a Outperform rating on MSI stock. On May 08, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for MSI shares from 168 to 130.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Motorola Solutions Inc. is set at 3.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for MSI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.62. Price to Free Cash Flow for MSI in the course of the last twelve months was 22.90 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

MSI Stock Performance Analysis:

Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.29. With this latest performance, MSI shares gained by 10.94% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 14.05% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -1.90% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MSI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 72.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.21 for Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 152.12, while it was recorded at 160.87 for the last single week of trading, and 152.13 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Motorola Solutions Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI] shares currently have an operating margin of +20.91 and a Gross Margin at +47.42. Motorola Solutions Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.01.

Return on Total Capital for MSI is now 36.21, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 19.49. Additionally, MSI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 113.87, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 54.01.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI] managed to generate an average of $51,059 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.17 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.79.Motorola Solutions Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Motorola Solutions Inc. posted 2.04/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.95/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MSI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Motorola Solutions Inc. go to 10.32%.

Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $24,538 million, or 89.20% of MSI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MSI stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 19,441,668, which is approximately -2.973% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 16,749,898 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.79 billion in MSI stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.27 billion in MSI stock with ownership of nearly -4.284% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Motorola Solutions Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 329 institutional holders increased their position in Motorola Solutions Inc. [NYSE:MSI] by around 19,132,622 shares. Additionally, 354 investors decreased positions by around 21,960,290 shares, while 110 investors held positions by with 106,036,312 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 147,129,224 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MSI stock had 90 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,620,076 shares, while 94 institutional investors sold positions of 2,891,505 shares during the same period.

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