Short Interest Coverage: What Will Happen to Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Next? The Stock Has Increase in Shorts

November 24, 2016 - By Marie Mckinney   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Coverage: What Will Happen to Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Next? The Stock Has Increase in Shorts

The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) registered an increase of 5.8% in short interest. MS’s total short interest was 15.90 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 5.8% from 15.03 million shares, reported previously. With 11.27 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their MS’s short positions. The short interest to Morgan Stanley’s float is 1.18%. The stock increased 1.23% or $0.5 on November 23, hitting $41.04. About 9.85 million shares traded hands. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 48.16% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.75% the S&P500.

Morgan Stanley is a financial holding company. The company has a market cap of $76.82 billion. The Firm is a global financial services firm that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, advises, and originates, trades, manages and distributes capital for, governments, institutions and individuals. It has a 16.41 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.09, from 0.85 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 82 funds sold all Morgan Stanley shares owned while 263 reduced positions. 56 funds bought stakes while 236 increased positions. They now own 1.59 billion shares or 3.33% more from 1.54 billion shares in 2016Q1.
Eaton Vance Management last reported 2.49 million shares in the company. Srb Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5,288 shares. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mngmt Inc last reported 20,840 shares in the company. The Connecticut-based Yhb Inv Advsrs Inc has invested 0.4% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Moreover, Gam Hldg Ag has 0.07% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 169,951 shares. First Interstate Financial Bank reported 650 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tci Wealth Advisors last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Zweig, a Alabama-based fund reported 8,900 shares. Piedmont Inv Advsr Limited Com reported 324,261 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Mufg Americas Holdings Corp last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Prudential Fincl Inc has invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Wellcome Tru Limited (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Tru accumulated 4.99% or 8.45 million shares. Shelton Capital Mngmt, a California-based fund reported 90,973 shares. Tdam Usa Inc holds 0.01% or 11,556 shares in its portfolio. Tru Of Vermont holds 0.01% or 3,690 shares in its portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since June 29, 2016, the stock had 2 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $4.00 million net activity. Another trade for 1.00M shares valued at $2.00 million was made by BP4 S.r.l. on Wednesday, June 29. $2.00 million worth of shares were bought by Trombetta Giandomenico on Wednesday, June 29.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 20 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 11 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 55% are positive. Morgan Stanley has been the topic of 47 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Barclays Capital. Berenberg initiated Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Wednesday, July 13. Berenberg has “Hold” rating and $29 price target. JMP Securities upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $39 target price in Thursday, October 8 report. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Atlantic Securities. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. Societe Generale downgraded the shares of MS in a report on Wednesday, January 13 to “Sell” rating. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold”. On Tuesday, September 15 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. Guggenheim downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, July 30 report.

MS Company Profile

Morgan Stanley, incorporated on October 1, 1981, is a financial holding company. The Firm is a global financial services firm that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, advises, and originates, trades, manages and distributes capital for governments, institutions and individuals. The Company’s divisions include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company provides a range of services and products to a group of clients and customers, including firms, governments, financial institutions and individuals.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Businessinsider.com which released: “MORGAN STANLEY: The government’s post-Brexit economic forecasts are far too …” on November 24, 2016, also Blogs.Wsj.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley Plans to Drop Out of R3 Blockchain Group” published on November 22, 2016, Businessinsider.com published: “Morgan Stanley is starting to show some serious Tesla skepticism” on November 23, 2016. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Cnbc.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley bigwigs made millions on post-Trump stock rally” published on November 15, 2016 as well as Cnbc.com‘s news article titled: “Treasury Secretary Dimon would be good for US, bad for JPM, Morgan Stanley’s …” with publication date: November 17, 2016.

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