Analysts rate Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI:NYE) with a Strong Buy rating and a $283 target

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Motorola Solutions Inc.

Based on the Motorola Solutions stock forecast from 5 analysts, the average analyst MSI stock price target is USD 283.14 over the next 12 months. Motorola Solutions Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Motorola Solutions stock is Bullish, which is based on 8 positive signals and 3 negative signals. At the last closing, Motorola Solutions stock price was USD 244.17Motorola Solutions stock price has changed by -10.21% over the past week, +7.54% over the past month and -0.76% over the last year.

About Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI:NYE):

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical communications and analytics in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Systems Integration, and Software and Services.  It serves government, public safety, and commercial customers. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

What we like:

High market capitalization:

Motorola Solutions stock is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns:

Motorola Solutions stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility:

The annual returns for MSI stock have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

High dividend returns:

Motorola Solutions stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis, for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior capital utilization:

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets:

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow:

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to earnings:

MSI stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

MSI stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

MSI stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

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