Morgan Stanley (MS) Stock Value Declined While Edge Wealth Management LLC Trimmed Its Position by $4.06 Million

June 19, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.21, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 53 investors sold MS 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. Moreover, Columbus Hill Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership has 2.18% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 456,000 shares. First Personal Fincl Svcs stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Moreover, Amica Mutual Ins Co has 0.52% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Egerton Capital (Uk) Limited Liability Partnership owns 2.23M shares for 1.14% of their portfolio. Allianz Asset Mgmt Ag has invested 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Stifel invested in 133,202 shares. Kbc Group Nv holds 0.18% or 429,342 shares in its portfolio. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj accumulated 30,903 shares. Patten Gru Incorporated holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 1,000 shares. Moreover, Bridgeway Mgmt has 0.66% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Janus Management Ltd Llc holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 9.20 million shares. Assetmark reported 7,557 shares. Endeavour Advisors Incorporated reported 412,136 shares. Banced Corporation has invested 1.25% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Natixis Asset Management stated it has 37,418 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings.

Edge Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 90.28% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Edge Wealth Management Llc sold 139,861 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.43% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 15,050 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $447,000, down from 154,911 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Edge Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Morgan Stanley for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $83.62 billion market cap company. The stock rose 2.11% or $0.94 reaching $45.42. About 2.18M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report $0.85 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 13.33 % from last quarter’s $0.75 EPS. MS’s profit would be $1.56 billion giving it 13.36 P/E if the $0.85 EPS is correct. After having $1.00 EPS previously, Morgan Stanley’s analysts see -15.00 % EPS growth.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Businessinsider.com which released: “Morgan Stanley is going after a $500 billion opportunity” on June 15, 2017, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley Downgrades Impinj Following Nearly 50% Rally Since May 4” published on June 19, 2017, Wsj.com published: “Who’s Behind Morgan Stanley’s Bond Trading Turnaround? A Stock Guy” on June 19, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Wsj.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley Aims Robo Service at Next-Generation Investors” published on June 16, 2017 as well as Barrons.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley Reimagines Private Banking” with publication date: June 17, 2017.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 25 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, March 29. The firm has “Outperform” rating by JMP Securities given on Thursday, October 8. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Sell” on Wednesday, January 13. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by Macquarie Research. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 19 report. Barclays Capital maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, January 3 with “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Evercore on Monday, August 31 to “Buy”. On Wednesday, February 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Underweight”. The company was maintained on Friday, April 21 by Vining Sparks. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets.

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