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Investing In Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI): Why Should You?

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 same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $287.40. The Motorola Solutions Inc. has recorded 93,936 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Motorola Solutions to Showcase Video Security Innovation and Integration at GSX 2023.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Communication Equipment industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $287.40 and fluctuated between $289.01 as its day high and $281.87 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Motorola Solutions Inc. is $48.28B. A total of 0.77 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 755.93K shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, MSI has seen 2 BUY and 6 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 172 and the disposition of 1,425 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 70 BUYs and 144 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 532,405 shares during that period but sold 630,156.

In the most recent transaction, DENMAN KENNETH D sold 1,000 shares of MSI for 284.58 per share on Aug 11. After the transaction, the Director now owns 8,101 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 19, WINKLER JASON J sold 2,000 shares at 298.01 per share. MSI shares that EVP and CFO owns now total 6,963.

Among the insiders who sold shares, DUNNING KAREN E disposed of 3,024 shares on May 18 at a per-share price of $294.84. This resulted in the SVP, Human Resources holding 1,233 shares of MSI after the transaction. In another insider transaction, WINKLER JASON J sold 1,665 shares at $294.09 per share on May 18. Company shares held by the EVP and CFO now total 6,963.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Motorola Solutions Inc. pays an annual dividend of $3.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.22%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.61. MSI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/14/2023 when it declared a $0.88 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/13/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/14/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/14/2023. The MSI stock dividend was $0.88 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MSI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $317.60 with high estimates of $335.00 and low estimates of $300.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MSI has a high of $299.43 and a low of $212.76.

As of this writing, MSI has an earnings estimate of $3.02 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.03 per share and a lower estimate of $3. The company reported an EPS of $2.22 in the last quarter, which was 8.30% higher than expectations of $2.05.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. MSI’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.87B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $6.01B in debt and $4.06B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.01, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$23.00M.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.13.

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