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Analyst Ratings and Financial Health of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Analyst Ratings and Financial Health of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

The institutional investor owned 488,706 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 230,506 shares during the period. Ltd. owned about 0.12% of Morgan Stanley worth $106,704,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. It dived, as 71 investors sold MS shares while 297 reduced holdings.

Morgan Stanley's average Book Value per Share Growth Rate was 4.8 percent during the past 12 months.

Investors are increasingly conscious about the underlying holdings of their portfolio and aligning their portfolio with their own set of values or beliefs, said Lisa Shalett, Morgan Stanley's head of investment and portfolio solutions, in a statement. Entrustpermal Management Lc has 662,522 shares. Citigroup accumulated 1,278 shares. Jbf Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 9,653,836 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $430,175,000 after acquiring an additional 4,625,783 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS) traded down $0.67 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $52.01. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $1,250,000.00. Its down 0.21, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. Morgan Stanley has a 52 week low of $23.11 and a 52 week high of $47.33. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 14.49%.

The stock of Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. Profit margins are at 15.60% while the operating margin stands at 23.90%. The company had revenue of $9.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.05 billion. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. They expect $0.78 earnings per share, down 3.70 % or $0.03 from last year's $0.81 per share.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley's dividend payout ratio is now 27.70%. Also, insider Jeffrey S. Brodsky sold 16,397 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 18th. Wells Fargo And Communications Mn reported 1.21 million shares stake. (NYSE:CAF). Gramercy Funds Mngmt Limited Company holds 1.13% or 269,941 shares in its portfolio. Rocky Mountain Advisers owns 340 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 11.56 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. The insider, HOTSUKI KEISHI, now holds 207,270 shares of MS. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt reported 6.05M shares stake. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $52.01, down from yesterday's close by -1.27%. Finally, Lourd Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley by 6.8% during the second quarter.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Morgan Stanley is Hold, according to the average of 13 analyst scores. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Of those analysts, 6 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 6 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Cnbc.com which released: "Morgan Stanley predicts 2018 will be "tricky" for global economies; says sell ..." on November 28, 2017, also Benzinga.com with their article: "Morgan Stanley Says Buying The Dip In The Carlyle Group Could Bring 50% Return" published on December 04, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: "Nasdaq Stockholm issues warning to Morgan Stanley" on December 05, 2017. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded Morgan Stanley from a "hold" rating to an "outperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, February 7th. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & worldwide copyright and trademark legislation.

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