Confidence in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Shares by HSBC Securities Rise.

September 17, 2017 - By Migdalia James

  Confidence in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Shares by HSBC Securities Rise.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.21, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 53 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 267 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes. 1.58 billion shares or 1.64% more from 1.56 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Hightower Advisors Limited Liability Com reported 0.1% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Delta Lloyd Nv invested in 0.69% or 517,664 shares. Thompson Davis And reported 0.05% stake. Abner Herrman Brock Ltd Liability Company holds 223,476 shares. Advsrs Asset Management holds 0.01% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 17,741 shares. West Virginia-based Wesbanco Bancshares has invested 0.28% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Levin Cap Strategies Limited Partnership holds 2.55% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 3.51 million shares. Chesapeake Asset Ltd holds 2.93% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 80,030 shares. State Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 53,523 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Security Natl holds 0.02% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 1,103 shares. Highlander Cap Management Ltd Llc invested in 2,650 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Hoplite Cap Limited Partnership has 3.16% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 1.46M shares. Btc Cap Inc holds 0.58% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 69,062 shares. Invesco reported 27.66 million shares stake. The New York-based Linden Advsrs Limited Partnership has invested 0.04% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Stock Upgrade

HSBC Securities upped shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to a solid “Buy” rating from the previous “Hold”. The change in rating was issued to clients and investors in analysts note today.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.21, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 53 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 267 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes. 1.58 billion shares or 1.64% more from 1.56 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Hightower Advisors Limited Liability Com reported 0.1% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Delta Lloyd Nv invested in 0.69% or 517,664 shares. Thompson Davis And reported 0.05% stake. Abner Herrman Brock Ltd Liability Company holds 223,476 shares. Advsrs Asset Management holds 0.01% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 17,741 shares. West Virginia-based Wesbanco Bancshares has invested 0.28% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Levin Cap Strategies Limited Partnership holds 2.55% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 3.51 million shares. Chesapeake Asset Ltd holds 2.93% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 80,030 shares. State Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 53,523 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Security Natl holds 0.02% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 1,103 shares. Highlander Cap Management Ltd Llc invested in 2,650 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Hoplite Cap Limited Partnership has 3.16% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 1.46M shares. Btc Cap Inc holds 0.58% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 69,062 shares. Invesco reported 27.66 million shares stake. The New York-based Linden Advsrs Limited Partnership has invested 0.04% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 28 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Morgan Stanley has $82 highest and $1 lowest target. $39.25’s average target is -15.77% below currents $46.6 stock price. Morgan Stanley had 70 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Argus Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Guggenheim. RBC Capital Markets maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Tuesday, October 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $38.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Thursday, July 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $32 target. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 21 by Atlantic Securities. JMP Securities upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, October 8 report. On Wednesday, March 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Atlantic Securities. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 20 report. Wood maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, April 19 with “Market Perform” rating.

The stock increased 0.39% or $0.18 on September 15, reaching $46.6. About 9.11 million shares traded or 13.45% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Investors wait Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report on October, 18. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.84 earnings per share, up $0.04 or 5.00 % from last year’s $0.8 same quarter earnings. This translates into $1.54B profit for MS giving the stock a 13.87 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.84 EPS is accurate. Morgan Stanley’s Wall Street analysts see -3.45 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $0.87 EPS reproted in the previous quarter,

Morgan Stanley is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $85.58 billion. The Company’s divisions include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. It has a 13.32 P/E ratio. The Company’s Institutional Securities business segment provides investment banking, sales and trading, and other services to firms, governments, financial institutions and high-to-ultra high net worth clients.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Thestreet.com which released: “Morgan Stanley Is Using Snapchat to Recruit College Students and Make Them Rich” on September 15, 2017, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “Equifax’s stock extends plunge after Morgan Stanley cuts ‘bear case’ target to $50” published on September 15, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Morgan Stanley to handle mortgage originations in home-loan push: sources” on September 15, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Businessinsider.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley is using Snapchat to recruit the next generation of bankers” published on September 13, 2017 as well as Businessinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley analysts say car companies should pay execs based on the long term” with publication date: September 13, 2017.

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