An Analysis of Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI)’s Potential Price Growth


Motorola Solutions Inc.’s recent filing unveils that its Chairman and CEO BROWN GREGORY Q unloaded Company’s shares for reported $7.31 million on Feb 14. In the deal valued at $271.25 per share,26,933 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, BROWN GREGORY Q now holds 48,142 shares worth roughly $ 12.6 million.

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Then, BROWN GREGORY Q sold 39,350 shares, generating $10,650,651 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $270.66, the Chairman and CEO now owns 48,142 shares.

Before that, BROWN GREGORY Q sold 1,500 shares. Motorola Solutions Inc. shares valued at $408,447 were divested by the Chairman and CEO at a price of $272.30 per share. As a result of the transaction, BROWN GREGORY Q now holds 48,015 shares, worth roughly $12.57 million.

Edward Jones downgraded its Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI] rating to a Hold from a a Buy in a research note published on Friday. A number of analysts have revised their coverage, including Credit Suisse’s analysts, who decreased its forecast for the stock in mid January from “an Outperform” to “a Neutral”. Morgan Stanley also remained covering MSI and has decreased its forecast on September 14, 2022 with a “an Equal-weight” recommendation from previously “an Overweight” rating. Morgan Stanley revised its rating on May 23, 2022. It rated MSI as “an Overweight” which previously was an “an Equal-weight”.

Price Performance Review of MSI

On Friday, Motorola Solutions Inc. [NYSE:MSI] saw its stock fall -0.83% to $261.80. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $259.76, but rose to a high of $263.335. Over the last five days, the stock has lost -2.08%. Motorola Solutions Inc. shares have risen nearly 1.59% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have risen 26.08% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $275.16 was reached on 02/13/23, a 52-week low of $195.18 was recorded on 01/20/23. SMA at 50 days reached $260.13, while 200 days put it at $240.65. A total of 0.84 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 0.85 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For MSI Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 259.93, which if violated will result in even more drops to 258.06. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 263.50. A further resistance level may holdings at 265.21. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 48.42, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at -1.83, which suggests price will go down in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been low at 53.22%. Stochastics %K at 53.45% indicates the stock is a holding.

How much short interest is there in Motorola Solutions Inc.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Motorola Solutions Inc. stocks on Jan 30, 2023, growing by 50000.0 shares to a total of 1.32 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Dec 29, 2022 was 1.27 million shares. There was a rise of 3.79%, which implies that there is a positive sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 0.89% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) rose to 2.25.

Motorola Solutions Inc. [MSI] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from The Vanguard Group, Inc., it is revealed that the company now owns 19,424,869 shares, or roughly 11.62% of the outstanding MSI shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have risen by 272,858 from its previous 13-F filing of 19152011.0. Additionally, Capital Research & Management Co increased 13.69% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $3,535,278,952, while BlackRock Fund Advisors added 5.83% of its stake to hold $2.7 billion in the firm. Over the last quarter, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. sold -103,217 shares of Motorola Solutions Inc., while AllianceBernstein LP sold 464,771 shares. At present, Geode Capital Management LLC is holding 3,411,585 shares valued at $876.81 million. Macquarie Investment Management B owned 3,102,993 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $797.5 million.

According to FactSet, Motorola Solutions Inc.’s share price will average $294.00 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 13.64 percent from its previous closing price of $264.00. Analysts expect Motorola Solutions Inc. stock to reach the higher price of $319.00, while the lowest price estimate is $260.00. However, 15 analysts have rated MSI stock as an Overweight in their predictions for 2023. The most recent change occurred on April 26, 2022 when Loop Capital began covering the stock and recommended ‘”a Buy”‘ rating along with a $295 price target.


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