Stock to Watch For: Morgan Stanley (MS)


Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Morgan Stanley from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 9,653,836 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $430,175,000 after acquiring an additional 4,625,783 shares during the last quarter. In other news, Chairman James P. Gorman sold 212,365 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. Whittier Communication stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley by 1.4% during the second quarter. Morgan Stanley earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 321,761 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $15,499,000 after buying an additional 22,800 shares during the last quarter. Greystone Managed Invests invested 0.4% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Morgan Stanley (MS) has a market cap of $94.7 billion and over the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has gone stronger by 25.94%. Wells Fargo & Company assumed coverage on Morgan Stanley in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. The company has market cap of $5.72 billion. There were 67 sold out positions, amounting to 2.78 million shares. If the published price targets set by Morgan Stanley analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for MS is $69.

In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 16 Buys and 1 Sell among 27 analysts. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $42.16. RiverPoint Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley by 3.0% in the third quarter. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 111,776 shares in the company, valued at $5,596,624.32.

In other news, insider Keishi Hotsuki sold 25,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The total volume of shares traded was 10,014,020 which puts the relative volume at 1.3 for the day. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Moving average indicators are commonly tracked by technical stock analysts. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. The stock decreased 1.48% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $23.34.

When we see the company's Volatility, it now has a monthly volatility of 1.63% and weekly volatility of 2.40%. The stock has a market capitalization of $77.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.38 and a beta of 1.80. The insider now holds 160,335 shares of Morgan Stanley (MS). The institutional investor held 3.33M shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $103.93 million, down from 4.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $9.28 Billion, according to consensus forecast of 17 analysts. Nationwide Fund Advisors' holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $23,541,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.31, and it's gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st were paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%.

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