How Many Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

December 8, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

 How Many Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 71 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 297 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 252 raised stakes. 1.55 billion shares or 0.70% less from 1.56 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Shell Asset Mngmt Co reported 111,567 shares stake. Monroe Bancorp Mi stated it has 712 shares. M&T Bank & Trust holds 210,736 shares. Huntington Commercial Bank invested in 0.02% or 31,792 shares. Baystate Wealth Management Ltd, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 2,285 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 0.3% or 1.65 million shares. Triangle Securities Wealth Mngmt invested in 0.3% or 10,302 shares. Comerica Secs Incorporated holds 0.03% or 4,784 shares. Comerica Bancorp accumulated 0.12% or 352,581 shares. Prtn Limited Liability has invested 0.9% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Moreover, First Interstate Bancorporation has 0.07% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 7,969 shares. 36,218 are owned by Hanseatic Management. Proshare Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 0.15% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 327,023 shares. M Hldg Securities has 5,538 shares. World Asset Management reported 126,984 shares.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 82 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vining Sparks on Friday, April 21. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Thursday, January 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $35 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by on Monday, October 10. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 15 by Credit Suisse. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 20 with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 31 by Evercore. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Below is a list of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) latest ratings and price target changes.

17/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $48 New Target: $52 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: JMP Securities Rating: Buy
18/10/2017 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $54 New Target: $57 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $69.0 Maintain
09/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $46 New Target: $50 Maintain
09/10/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
06/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Maintain

The stock increased 1.28% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $52.35. About 8.77M shares traded or 13.80% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

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 market cap of $94.64 billion. 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. It has a 14.54 P/E ratio. 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.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Fortune.com which released: “”Yes We’re a Threat”, UK’s Jeremy Corbyn Tells Morgan Stanley” on December 01, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley Announces Partnership with Justin Rose” published on December 06, 2017, Bloomberg.com published: “Morgan Stanley’s China CEO on Deleveraging, Growth, IPOs” on December 08, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Washingtonpost.com and their article: “Former congressman Harold Ford Jr. fired by Morgan Stanley over inappropriate …” published on December 08, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley Says China Partner Is Open to Cede Control” with publication date: December 08, 2017.

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