NEW YORK (AP) _ MSCI Inc. (MSCI) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $116.8 million.

On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of $1.28. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.30 per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.28 per share.

The maker of software tools to help portfolio managers make investment decisions posted revenue of $363 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $356.5 million.

MSCI shares have risen 29 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 48 percent in the last 12 months.


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