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Analyst Expects Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) To Make Big Moves

After Hours

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. After-hours trades for Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$2.99, or -0.98%, to $301.99. The Motorola Solutions Inc has recorded 61,437 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Largest Polish Energy Supplier, Tauron Dystrybucja, Expands TETRA Network from Motorola Solutions.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, MSI falls under the Technology sector while operating within the Communication Equipment industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $304.98 and fluctuated between $308.16 as its day high and $304.13 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Motorola Solutions Inc is $50.62B. A total of 0.89 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 651.60K shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, MSI has seen 2 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 184 and the disposition of 1,019 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 68 BUYs and 134 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 510,313 shares during that period but sold 594,475.

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.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Motorola Solutions Inc pays an annual dividend of $3.43, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.12%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 30.84. 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.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MSI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $322.01 with high estimates of $348.00 and low estimates of $288.10. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MSI has a high of $305.12 and a low of $245.76.

As of this writing, MSI has an earnings estimate of $3.03 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.14 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

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 4.22.

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