| MSCI provides decision support tools and solutions for the global investment community. Co.'s segments include: Index, in which clients use Co.'s indexes in various areas of the investment process, including for indexed product creation, performance benchmarking, portfolio construction and rebalancing, and asset allocation; Analytics, which provides risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, applications and services; and ESG and Climate, which provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how ESG and climate considerations can impact the long-term risk and return of their portfolio and individual security-level investments. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MSCI shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MSCI market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MSCI market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MSCI's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of MSCI versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MSCI market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like MSCI can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MSCI by allowing them to research the MSCI market cap history.