Analysts' Review to Watch: Morgan Stanley (MS)

Rothschild Investment Corp IL trimmed its stake in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 5.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The number of shares now owned by investors are 1.81 bln. Morgan Stanley comprises about 1.1% of Todd Asset Management LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock.

The following firms have recently changed their position in MSD. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 93,483,287 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $4,165,615,000 after acquiring an additional 1,256,318 shares in the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 801.0% in the 2nd quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 14,456,307 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $618,456,000 after acquiring an additional 970,041 shares in the last quarter. Its position stood at $483,000 an increase of $9,000 as of the end of the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 7,091,745 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $316,008,000 after purchasing an additional 3,442,450 shares during the period. The value of the investment in MSD increased from $1,975,000 to $1,997,000 a change of $22,000 quarter to quarter.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock.

In other Morgan Stanley news, President Thomas Colm Kelleher sold 40,000 shares of Morgan Stanley stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The total value of its holdings increased 4.2%.

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Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Active and passive investors always require every bit of information available regarding his chosen security and this include keeping close watch on fundamental and technical data.

In related news, insider Jeffrey S. Brodsky sold 16,397 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 18th. There were 79 sold out positions, amounting to 6.59 million shares. Following the sale, the insider now owns 111,776 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,596,624.32. The Company's Institutional Securities business segment provides investment banking, sales and trading, and other services to corporations, governments, financial institutions and high-to-ultra high net worth clients. Finally, raised Morgan Stanley from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $53.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a $49.00 price target (up from $47.00) on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $50.39. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 2. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". If you are reading this news story on another website, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/14/fjarde-ap-fonden-fourth-swedish-national-pension-fund-sells-8566-shares-of-morgan-stanley-ms.html. (NYSE:CAF). The Pennsylvania-based Pnc Financial Grp Inc has invested 0% in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. The stock had a trading volume of 5,730,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,543,540. The company now has a P/E ratio of N/A and the market cap is 245.75M. The firm has a market cap of $88,153.16, a PE ratio of 13.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.66. Morgan Stanley has a one year low of $38.40 and a one year high of $51.52.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) closed its last session at $48.76.

The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.81, according to consensus of 21 analysts.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $9.28 Billion for the current quarter. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road.

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