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EPS Outlook Revision Scan: Morgan Stanley (MS)

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. The Hsbc Holdings Plc holds 7.22 million shares with $272.34M value, up from 1.14 million last quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 101,168,197 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $4,334,046,000 after acquiring an additional 97,678,337 shares in the last quarter. Davidson & Garrard Inc. raised its position in Morgan Stanley by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 4.7% during the 1st quarter.

In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 15.57% per annum. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 4,914 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $214,000 after purchasing an additional 402 shares during the last quarter. If you happen to be reading this article on another website, it was stolen and illegally republished in violation of USA and worldwide copyright law. If you are accessing this article on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA & global trademark & copyright legislation. The legal version of this story can be read at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/11/06/zacks-investment-research-upgrades-morgan-stanley-ms-to-buy-2.html.

Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) traded up $0.12 on Friday, reaching $50.14. The company had a trading volume of 3,196,058 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,363,621. Morgan Stanley has a 52 week low of $21.16 and a 52 week high of $41.64. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. The company has a market cap of $77.46 billion, a PE ratio of 16.62 and a beta of 1.87. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Morgan Stanley from $58.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Lazard Asset Limited Company reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc (NYSE:MSF). Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 16.76% and a return on equity of 10.11%. The firm had revenue of $9.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.05 billion. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $0.80 EPS.

Morgan Stanley (MS) reported sales (ttm) of 42.56 Billion, whereas, 17 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 9282.89 million. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 27th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.04%. Morgan Stanley's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.62%. The brokerage now has a hold rating on the financial services provider's stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.07, for a total value of $820,997.79. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 111,776 shares in the company, valued at $5,596,624.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Insider Trades for Morgan Stanley show that the latest trade was made on 22 Oct 2017 where Kelleher (Thomas Colm), the President completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 40000 shares were traded at a price of $50.59.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 10.34%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 18.39% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 0.24% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.12 percent.

Several equities analysts recently commented on MS shares. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Hold" on Wednesday, July 19.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Cnbc.com which released: "AMD shares crater after Morgan Stanley warns cryptocurrency mining chip demand ..." on October 30, 2017, also Cnbc.com with their article: "Morgan Stanley raises its oil price forecast, warns United States shale may struggle to ..." published on November 07, 2017, Cnbc.com published: "Morgan Stanley earnings: 93 cents a share, vs 81 cents EPS expected" on October 17, 2017.

Yhb Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $966.41M and $582.84M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 2,896 shares to 42,781 shares, valued at $6.56M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Macquarie reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $52.00 target price (up from $51.00) on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd.

Pittenger & Anderson Inc increased Morgan Stanley (MS) stake by 12.4% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24 with "Buy".

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC with 432.02 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 153.57 million shares, PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 126.88 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 102.14 million shares, and VANGUARD GROUP INC with 93.48 million shares. The Company's segments include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management.



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