Morgan Stanley Big Money Sentiment Falls in 2018 Q1 touching 0.84

June 27, 2018 - By Lena Young

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Morgan Stanley’s Sentiment

“Big money sentiment for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) in Q1 2018 decreased to 0.84, SEC.gov filings reveal. So its down -0.26, from 2017Q4’s 1.1. 337 funds increased or started new holdings, while 400 reduced and sold positions in Morgan Stanley so the sentiment turned negative. Funds own 1.48 billion shares, down from 1.51 billion shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Morgan Stanley in top 10 was flat from 26 to 26 for the same number . In total 60 funds closed positions, 340 reduced and 242 increased. Also 95 funds bought new Morgan Stanley stakes.

Largest Morgan Stanley Shareholders

Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group Inc owns 432.02 million shares in Morgan Stanley as of Q1 2018. As of Q1 2018, 17.96 million shares of Morgan Stanley are owned by Valueact Holdings L.P.. Wellcome Trust Ltd (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Trust reported 8.45 million shares. Dsam Partners (London) Ltd revealed 719,123 shares position in Morgan Stanley. The Massachusetts-based fund Capital Growth Management Lp looks positive on Morgan Stanley, owning 2.71 million shares.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial services and products to firms, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.The company has $85.40 billion market cap. The companyÂ’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance.The P/E ratio is 13.73. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; corporate loans, commercial and residential mortgage lending, and asset-backed lending; financing for equities and commodities customers; loans to municipalities; and investments and research services.

The stock increased 0.94% or $0.45 during the last trading session, hitting $48.24.Morgan Stanley has volume of 1.74 million shares. Since June 27, 2017 MS has risen 24.35% and is uptrending. MS outperformed by 11.78% the S&P500.

On July, 18. Investors expect Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report its quarterly earnings, RTT reports. earnings per share of $1.15 is 32.18 % up from 2017’s $0.87 EPS. If MS’s EPS is $1.15 the profit will be $2.04 billion for 10.49 P/E. Analysts at Wall Street see Morgan Stanley’s -20.69 % negative EPS growth compared to $1.45 earnings per share for previous quarter.

Noesis Cap Mangement reported 4,259 shs stake. Macquarie Gru Limited, a Australia-based fund reported 420,575 shs. Bancorporation Of Nova Scotia Com reported 6,755 shs. Renaissance Investment Group Limited Liability Company has 8,950 shs for 0.2% of their capital. White Pine Inv Company has 2.67% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Dupont invested in 42,746 shs. Georgia-based Eads And Heald Counsel has invested 0.29% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 300 were reported by Endurance Wealth Mngmt Inc. The Texas-based Cullen Frost Bankers has invested 0.32% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Whalerock Point Ptnrs Ltd holds 0.1% of its capital in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 6,000 shs. Invesco reported 23.47 million shs. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership accumulated 11.54 million shs. National Bank Of Hawaii invested 0.04% of its capital in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Tiverton Asset Mgmt Limited Liability invested 0.02% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Park Circle reported 0.03% of its capital in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 11 have positions in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) as follows: 7 rated it a “Buy”, 1 with “Sell” and 3 with “Hold”. The positive are 64%. The firm has $72.0 highest while $51 is the lowest PT. The average target $60.65 is 25.73% above the last ($48.24) price. Since January 2, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Morgan Stanley has 16 analyst reports. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 19. On Thursday, January 18 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Thursday, February 15 the stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse. The stock rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Hold” on Tuesday, January 9. On Thursday, January 4 the rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Buy”. On Wednesday, April 4 the company was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Friday, January 19 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Sandler O’Neill. The stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Thursday, April 19. On Thursday, April 19 the stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital. On Tuesday, January 2 Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MS in report with “Hold” rating.

Another two news for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were briefly released by: Streetinsider.com on June 26, 2018 with title “Morgan Stanley (MS) Announces Election of Mary Schapiro to Board”. The other Livetradingnews.com‘s article was titled “Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Chinese bank IPO seeks to emulate its tech clients” and released on June 27, 2018.

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