Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $0.78 EPS

January 9, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

 Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $0.78 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 59 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 292 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.53 billion shares or 1.48% less from 1.55 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Fil Limited reported 2.90M shares. First Citizens State Bank And Company has 0.33% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 3.78 million are owned by Schroder Group. Beach Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.35% or 16,110 shares in its portfolio. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Llc owns 196,313 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Board reported 0.22% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Lpl Fin Limited Liability Company owns 119,870 shares. Ledyard Financial Bank invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Comerica Securities owns 5,751 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 312 are owned by First Corporation In. Acg Wealth has 0.27% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 32,116 shares. Gratry And Communications Limited Liability Company holds 5,700 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Hudson Valley Inv Advsr Adv accumulated 30,954 shares. American Money Mgmt Lc holds 75,600 shares or 2.42% of its portfolio. Essex has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

Analysts expect Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report $0.78 EPS on January, 16.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 3.70 % from last quarter’s $0.81 EPS. MS’s profit would be $1.41B giving it 16.95 P/E if the $0.78 EPS is correct. After having $0.93 EPS previously, Morgan Stanley’s analysts see -16.13 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $52.89. About 6.68 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Morgan Stanley has $82 highest and $1 lowest target. $43.38’s average target is -17.98% below currents $52.89 stock price. Morgan Stanley had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 17. On Wednesday, October 7 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 6. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, March 30. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 10 by . The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, December 21 by Atlantic Securities. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 17. Vining Sparks maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Friday, April 21 with “Strong-Buy” rating. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, February 3.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial services and products to firms, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has market cap of $95.62 billion. The companyÂ’s Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. It has a 14.66 P/E ratio. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; corporate loans, commercial and residential mortgage lending, and asset-backed lending; financing for equities and commodities customers; loans to municipalities; and investments and research services.

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Morgan Stanley Gives Paddy Power Betfair CEO an Unwanted Welcome” on January 08, 2018, also Cnbc.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley to take $1.25 billion hit in the fourth-quarter from the tax bill” published on January 05, 2018, Investmentnews.com published: “Morgan Stanley and adviser win lawsuit over annuity distribution” on January 08, 2018. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Cnbc.com and their article: “Oracle may not be the ‘next Microsoft’ but it’s still got some upside, Morgan …” published on January 03, 2018 as well as Cnbc.com‘s news article titled: “China’s economic transition is good news for its debt worries, economist says” with publication date: January 08, 2018.

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