Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): Barclays Reaffirms “Hold” Rating Today, Has a Target of $62.0/Share

April 22, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 38 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 295 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.51 billion shares or 1.16% less from 1.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Millennium Mngmt Llc has invested 0.04% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Homrich And Berg has 6,412 shares. Bessemer Grp Incorporated Inc invested 1.06% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Endurance Wealth Mngmt reported 0% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 845,294 were reported by Citigroup. Jupiter Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 1.27% or 838,465 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Rothschild Invest Corporation Il has 0.18% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 30,750 shares. Eads Heald Invest Counsel owns 8,640 shares. Picton Mahoney Asset Management stated it has 0.67% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Lowe Brockenbrough Inc stated it has 114,304 shares. Valley National Advisers holds 0.15% or 7,984 shares. Affinity Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Corp owns 272,569 shares. Evermay Wealth Mgmt Ltd Company reported 5,175 shares stake. First Trust Limited Partnership holds 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 700,334 shares.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Rating Reaffirmed

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) just had their share rating of a ‘”Hold”‘ issued by research analysts at Barclays, who now has a $62.0 target price per share on the $96.61B market cap company or a 13.85 % upside potential. This key information was shown in a research note on Tuesday morning.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 38 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 295 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.51 billion shares or 1.16% less from 1.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Millennium Mngmt Llc has invested 0.04% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Homrich And Berg has 6,412 shares. Bessemer Grp Incorporated Inc invested 1.06% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Endurance Wealth Mngmt reported 0% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 845,294 were reported by Citigroup. Jupiter Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 1.27% or 838,465 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Rothschild Invest Corporation Il has 0.18% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 30,750 shares. Eads Heald Invest Counsel owns 8,640 shares. Picton Mahoney Asset Management stated it has 0.67% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Lowe Brockenbrough Inc stated it has 114,304 shares. Valley National Advisers holds 0.15% or 7,984 shares. Affinity Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Corp owns 272,569 shares. Evermay Wealth Mgmt Ltd Company reported 5,175 shares stake. First Trust Limited Partnership holds 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 700,334 shares.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Morgan Stanley has $72.0 highest and $51 lowest target. $60.14’s average target is 10.43% above currents $54.46 stock price. Morgan Stanley had 20 analyst reports since December 13, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 10 by Atlantic Securities. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 19 by RBC Capital Markets. Wood upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Wednesday, December 13 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy”. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Buy” on Thursday, January 4. The stock has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 2.

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $54.46. About 10.18 million shares traded or 1.34% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 27.83% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.28% 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 $96.61 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 17.74 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.

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