March 15 U.S. market index compiler MSCI Inc
said it was not in talks for a possible takeover.
"We have not received any offer or indication of interest,"
the company said on Wednesday.
The company's response came after a media report that
financial data provider S&P Global Inc was seeking to
buy MSCI for $11 billion.
MSCI's shares trimmed most of their gains and were up 1
percent. They had risen as much as 13.5 percent to a record high
$109.29 in early trading.
Shares of S&P Global were down 1.3 percent at $130.50.
(Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai