Grows Holdings in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Postado Dezembro 15, 2017

Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its position in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 8.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 81,765 shares of the financial services provider's stock after acquiring an additional 3,150 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley has a twelve month low of $40.06 and a twelve month high of $54.25.

21 analysts on average are expecting Morgan Stanley to report earnings of $0.81 per share for the current quarter. Koninklijke Philips N V (NYSE:PHG) was reduced too. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 5,321,327 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $237,117,000 after purchasing an additional 4,730,704 shares in the last quarter. On the opposite side of that transaction from State Street Corp stood Blackrock Inc. which added 3.9 million shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in MS to 106.04 million shares. Capital International Ltd sold 9,200 shares as Jd.Com Inc A Adr (JD)'s stock rose 37.55%. Omnia Family Wealth LLC increased its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Over the last five days, shares have managed 3.54% gains and now is up 16.9% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $47.25. Omnia Family Wealth LLC lifted its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.60% of the company's stock.

Several analysts recently issued reports on MS shares. Albion Finance Group Ut holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 13,371 shares. Argus Research maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Friday, September 4 with "Buy" rating. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "top pick" rating and set a $69.00 price target on shares of Morgan Stanley in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.13% negative EPS growth. Finally, Buckingham Research boosted their target price on shares of Morgan Stanley from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Morgan Stanley has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $50.89. It fall, as 71 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 297 reduced holdings. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.07, for a total transaction of $820,997.79. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,218 shares in the company, valued at approximately $700,805.22. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.59, for a total transaction of $2,023,600.00. The option since executed brings Darling ownership to 14218 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Morgan Stanley (MS) declined -1.24% and closed its last trading session at $53.18. 8,120,223 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,361,194. The company has a current ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.68. The firm has a market cap of $97,355.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.64.

This stock (MS) is ahead of its 52-week low with 34.42%. Cibc Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 164,009 shares. The shares now trade at $53.18 and have been able to report a change of 2.88% over the past one week. The firm had revenue of $9.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.05 billion. Oppenheimer reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Morgan Stanley in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.12. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, October 9 with "Neutral". This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.90%. Rmb Capital Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.46% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

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Morgan Stanley Company Profile Morgan Stanley is a financial holding company. The Company's segments include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management.