| MSCI provides investment decision support tools and services. Co. operates in four segments: Index, which is primarily a provider of equity indexes that is used in many areas of the investment process, including index-linked product creation and performance benchmarking; Analytics, which provides risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, applications and services; environmental, social and governance (ESG), which provides products and services that help institutional investors understand how ESG factors can affect the long-term risk of their investments; and Real Estate, which provides real estate performance analysis for funds, investors and managers. We show 39 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.