Analysts take a look at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) having this to say.

December 8, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

 Analysts take a look at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) having this to say.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It turned 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.
Alliancebernstein Lp holds 7.09 million shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Colony Grp Inc Limited Co reported 4,747 shares. 636,477 were reported by First Tru Limited Partnership. Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas has 0.02% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 7,500 shares. Focused Limited Liability invested 5.16% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Sol Capital Mngmt stated it has 7,140 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 0.13% or 719,212 shares in its portfolio. Royal Bank Of Canada owns 3.34M shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. 168,200 were reported by Virginia Retirement System Et Al. West Oak Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 14,385 shares. Wade G W & stated it has 6,079 shares. 1,000 were reported by Liberty Mgmt. Eads Heald Inv Counsel reported 4,595 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Investec Asset Mgmt North America Inc stated it has 0.36% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Ltd Llc invested 2.24% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

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 of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 15. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, March 30 by Credit Suisse. maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Monday, October 10. has “Neutral” rating and $32 target. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, December 21. Wood maintained the shares of MS in report on Tuesday, April 19 with “Market Perform” rating. Atlantic Securities downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $27 target in Wednesday, February 3 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Bank of America. 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: Businesswire.com which released: “Morgan Stanley Announces Partnership with Justin Rose” on December 06, 2017, also Businessinsider.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley is getting in on the hottest trend in investing” published on December 04, 2017, Washingtonpost.com published: “Former congressman Harold Ford Jr. fired by Morgan Stanley over inappropriate …” on December 08, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Fortune.com and their article: “”Yes We’re a Threat”, UK’s Jeremy Corbyn Tells Morgan Stanley” published on December 01, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley’s China CEO on Deleveraging, Growth, IPOs” with publication date: December 08, 2017.

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