As Morgan Stanley (Put) (MS) Market Value Declined, Holder Arrowgrass Capital Partners LP Raised Stake

December 7, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.21, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 71 investors sold MS 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. Burgundy Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 36,047 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. 26,529 were reported by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management. Moreover, Aperio Grp Incorporated Limited Co has 0.21% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Cullen Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 0.02% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Amp Capital Investors Limited stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Moreover, Natixis Asset has 0.19% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Assets Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 0.37% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Vantage Advsr Ltd Liability Co reported 0% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 587,028 are held by Macquarie Grp Ltd. Banced Corp reported 15,165 shares. Tocqueville Asset Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Duncker Streett & Com holds 0.19% or 13,907 shares in its portfolio. Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Management Limited holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 50,700 shares. 780,950 were accumulated by Castleark Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp. Quantbot Technology LP invested in 0.37% or 87,815 shares.

Nick Niell increased its stake in Morgan Stanley (Put) (MS) by 814.92% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp bought 26,159 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.43% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Nick Niell held 29,369 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $130.87M, up from 3,210 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Morgan Stanley (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $94.70 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.33% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $52.38. About 6.61M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $14.76B and $13.16 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in On Semiconductor Corp (ONNN) by 524,666 shares to 2.24M shares, valued at $31.39M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Intuitive Surgical Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 107 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 142 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (Put) (XLV).

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 Bloomberg.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley Fires Ex-Lawmaker Harold Ford Jr. After Misconduct Probe” published on December 07, 2017, Businessinsider.com published: “Morgan Stanley launches a robo-advisor after 16 month pilot” on December 05, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Shake Shack Back In Flavor? Morgan Stanley Upgrades” published on December 07, 2017 as well as Cnbc.com‘s news article titled: “Changes are coming to banks, and ‘not in onesies and twosies,’ Morgan Stanley …” with publication date: November 16, 2017.

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 has $82 highest and $1 lowest target. $41.54’s average target is -20.69% below currents $52.38 stock price. Morgan Stanley had 82 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, August 25 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by HSBC on Friday, September 15 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Tuesday, October 20. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, January 3 with “Equal Weight” rating. Macquarie Research maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Wednesday, October 5. Macquarie Research has “Outperform” rating and $37 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 10 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, October 17.

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