Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s Stock Is Sell After More Market Selling

May 16, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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.
Kemnay Advisory has 0.57% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Greenwich Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested 2.31% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Wedge Cap Mngmt L L P Nc owns 648,104 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Hldg Sa invested in 0.03% or 63,684 shares. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd stated it has 0.1% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Icon Advisers Co invested 0.24% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Cookson Peirce & Incorporated holds 1.71% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 348,754 shares. Eagle Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 1.16% or 5.96 million shares. Epoch Invest Ptnrs Inc invested 1.62% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). State Of Wisconsin Board accumulated 2.05 million shares or 0.3% of the stock. Federated Invsts Pa reported 965,150 shares. Bluecrest Mgmt Ltd stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). The Pennsylvania-based Pnc Grp Inc has invested 0.16% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Fjarde Ap holds 0.3% or 382,569 shares in its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement System holds 0.2% or 400,406 shares.

The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) registered an increase of 17.22% in short interest. MS’s total short interest was 11.34M shares in May as published by FINRA. Its up 17.22% from 9.67M shares, reported previously. With 11.45 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their MS’s short positions. The short interest to Morgan Stanley’s float is 0.9%.

The stock increased 0.44% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $55.09. About 2.58 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 27.83% since May 16, 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 $97.52 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 17.94 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.

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 had 20 analyst reports since December 13, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MS in report on Tuesday, January 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 9 by Societe Generale. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by BMO Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MS in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 15 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Credit Suisse.

Another recent and important Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Morgan Stanley Continues To Show Progress” on April 18, 2018.

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