Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.03 in 2018Q3. It dropped, as 80 investors sold MS shares while 321 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. 1.42 billion shares or 0.56% less from 1.43 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Symphony Asset Management Lc invested in 0.21% or 17,701 shares. Allen Inv Management Ltd Liability stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Ingalls Snyder Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 8,384 shares. Perritt reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% or 4.09 million shares. Payden Rygel invested in 592,600 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj stated it has 0.41% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Stoneridge Investment Limited Liability Corp reported 17,574 shares stake. Greenleaf has 17,200 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Texas-based Tctc Ltd Co has invested 0.05% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Aspiriant holds 0.02% or 6,486 shares. Palisade Asset Limited Liability Corp, Minnesota-based fund reported 28,510 shares. Heritage Investors Mgmt has invested 0.65% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Ironwood Limited Liability Corp has 128 shares. Dowling & Yahnke Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.47% or 101,794 shares in its portfolio.
Argentiere Capital Ag decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (Call) (MS) by 50% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Argentiere Capital Ag sold 100,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.31% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 100,000 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.97 million, down from 200,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Argentiere Capital Ag who had been investing in Morgan Stanley (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $74.04B market cap company. The stock increased 1.50% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $43.33. About 18.99 million shares traded or 43.69% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has declined 22.92% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.29% the S&P500.
Argentiere Capital Ag, which manages about $464.87 million and $320.32M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in United States Oil Fund Lp (Put) (USO) by 400,000 shares to 1.00 million shares, valued at $9.66M in 2018Q4, according to the filing.
Analysts await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $1.35 earnings per share, down 6.90 % or $0.10 from last year’s $1.45 per share. MS’s profit will be $2.31B for 8.02 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 84.93 % EPS growth.
More important recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Will Legal Developments in the U.S. Benefit Canopy Growth? – Investorplace.com” on March 11, 2019, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Scoop: A Morgan Stanley Executive Director Resigns To Take Job In Cannabis Industry (NYSE:MS) – Benzinga”, Investorplace.com published: “Will Increased Competition in China Affect Starbucks Stock? – Investorplace.com” on March 15, 2019. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – Morgan Stanley Invests In Indian Logistics Facilities – Benzinga” with publication date: February 18, 2019.
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage
Among 5 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 6 analyst reports since October 2, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Wednesday, October 24. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $60 target. On Thursday, January 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Tuesday, February 19. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $56 target. The rating was downgraded by HSBC on Tuesday, October 2 to “Hold”. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, February 1 by Societe Generale. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 7 by Credit Suisse.