Inc. Increases Stake in Morgan Stanley (MS)

Inc. Increases Stake in Morgan Stanley (MS)

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Kiltearn Partners LLP boosted its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 2,605 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 196 shares in the last quarter.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Morgan Stanley Earnings, with 22 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.85. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new position in Morgan Stanley during the first quarter valued at $120,000. First Manhattan Co. now owns 4,294 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Morgan Stanley now shows a Weekly Performance of -4.94%, where Monthly Performance is -0.13%, Quarterly performance is -11.47%, 6 Months performance is 5.07% and yearly performance percentage is 60.08%.

Currently Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)'s shares owned by insiders are 0.2%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 65.5%. 5,836,319 shares of the stock were exchanged.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 5.76%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -2.15% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Company stock is -0.56% away from its one year high and is moving 51.04% ahead of its one year low.

Morgan Stanley (MS) has the market capitalization of $80.6 Billion.

Morgan Stanley on 04/19/2017 reported its EPS as $1 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.88.

The company's expected revenue in the current quarter to be 9.37 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of 13.3%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 14.16%. After $1.00 actual EPS reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.00 % negative EPS growth.

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 37.95 Billion in the last fiscal year. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 13.33 % or $0.10 from last year's $0.75 per share.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 15th. The company has Beta Value of 1.65 and ATR value of 0.8. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 27th. Morgan Stanley's payout ratio is presently 27.40%.

WARNING: "Atria Investments LLC Has $457,000 Position in Morgan Stanley (MS)" was first reported by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at [[permalink]]. Instinet reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Monday, January 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Morgan Stanley from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $48.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, April 24th.

04/19/2017 - Morgan Stanley had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Rafferty Capital Markets.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Down in the future.

In other Morgan Stanley news, Chairman James P. Gorman sold 212,365 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $38.54 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.13, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $11.9, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 3.65. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 1,389,378 shares in the company, valued at $59,645,997.54.

Morgan Stanley (MS) stock price rose 67.75 percent over the past one year, while increased 10.37 percent during the past 6 months. The Company's divisions include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. The Company's Institutional Securities business segment provides investment banking, sales and trading, and other services to corporations, governments, financial institutions and high-to-ultra high net worth clients.

Valueact Holdings Lp is a California-based hedge fund that was founded by Jeffrey Ubben.

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