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The Street Is Finally Waking Up To Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.01, or 0.00%, to $258.71. The Motorola Solutions Inc. has recorded 34,935 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Motorola Solutions Unveils New Avigilon Security Suite, Introduces Avigilon Alta Cloud and Avigilon Unity On-Premise.

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Stocks Info

Motorola Solutions Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Technology sector and is a part of the Communication Equipment industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $258.72 and fluctuated between $263.50 as its day high and $255.85 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Motorola Solutions Inc. is $43.88B. A total of 1.03 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 628.73K shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, MSI has seen 2 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 196 and the disposition of 950 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 54 BUYs and 137 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 978,011 shares during that period but sold 1,088,591.

In the most recent transaction, YAZDI CYNTHIA sold 8,734 shares of MSI for 270.37 per share on Mar 09. After the transaction, the SVP, Communications & Brand now owns 2,873 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 08, DENMAN KENNETH D sold 1,500 shares at 266.33 per share. MSI shares that Director owns now total 8,313.

Among the insiders who sold shares, BROWN GREGORY Q disposed of 26,933 shares on Feb 14 at a per-share price of $271.25. This resulted in the Chairman and CEO holding 48,142 shares of MSI after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BROWN GREGORY Q sold 39,350 shares at $270.66 per share on Feb 13. Company shares held by the Chairman and CEO now total 48,142.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Motorola Solutions Inc. pays an annual dividend of $3.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.36%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.63. MSI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/14/2023 when it declared a $0.88 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/14/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/13/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 12/14/2022. The MSI stock dividend was $0.88 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MSI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $293.33 with high estimates of $319.00 and low estimates of $260.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MSI has a high of $275.16 and a low of $195.18.

As of this writing, MSI has an earnings estimate of $1.97 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.24 per share and a lower estimate of $1.73. The company reported an EPS of $3 in the last quarter, which was 4.20% higher than expectations of $2.88.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 14 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MSI is Hold with a score of 4.10. A total of 5 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 6 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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