Stock of The Day: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

January 11, 2017 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Stock of The Day: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

Sentiment for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) institutional sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2016. Its up 0.09, from 0.85 in 2016Q2. The ratio increased, as 301 active investment managers increased or opened new equity positions, while 320 sold and reduced stock positions in Morgan Stanley. The active investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 1.56 billion shares, down from 1.59 billion shares in 2016Q2. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Morgan Stanley in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 13 to 13 for the same number . Sold All: 46 Reduced: 274 Increased: 203 New Position: 98.

Morgan Stanley is a financial holding company. The company has a market cap of $82.35 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 17.44 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management.

About 7.31 million shares traded hands. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 62.37% since June 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.95% the S&P500.

Analysts await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report earnings on January, 17. They expect $0.60 earnings per share, up 39.53% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.43 per share. MS’s profit will be $1.13B for 18.18 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.80 actual earnings per share reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “MORGAN STANLEY is a preeminent global financial services firm that maintains leading market positions in each of its three primary businesses: securities; asset management; and credit services. The company combines global strength in investment banking and institutional sales and trading with strength in providing full-service and on-line brokerage services, investment and global asset management services and, primarily through its Discover Card brand, quality consumer credit products.”

Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group Inc holds 100% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley for 432.02 million shares. Valueact Holdings L.P. owns 41.90 million shares or 11.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kiltearn Partners Llp has 6.61% invested in the company for 5.19 million shares. The Massachusetts-based Capital Growth Management Lp has invested 6% in the stock. Wellcome Trust Ltd (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Trust, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 8.45 million shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $18,750 net activity.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 52% of Morgan Stanley’s analysts are positive. Out of 21 Wall Street analysts rating Morgan Stanley, 11 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 9 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $1 while the high is $82. The stock’s average target of $32.58 is -25.31% below today’s ($43.62) share price. MS was included in 50 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by JP Morgan. Wood maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, October 5. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Friday, September 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Evercore. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by RBC Capital Markets. Societe Generale downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, January 13 report. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, January 3 with “Equal Weight” rating. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Buckingham Research.

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: Reuters.com which released: “Morgan Stanley partners with Addepar to see more of clients’ wealth” on January 11, 2017, also Businessinsider.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley weighs in on the 9 big questions that will dominate Wall Street …” published on January 11, 2017, Thestreet.com published: “As China Polices Cash Outflows, Morgan Stanley Sees Bull Market in Stocks” on January 11, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Societe Generale Upgrades Morgan Stanley (MS) to Buy” published on January 11, 2017 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley, UBS to raise stakes in China securities joint ventures to …” with publication date: January 09, 2017.

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