$1.15 EPS Expected for Morgan Stanley (MS)

June 16, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.26, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 60 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 340 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 242 raised stakes. 1.48 billion shares or 1.64% less from 1.51 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Amer National Registered Invest Advisor holds 0.81% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 30,263 shares. Keybank National Association Oh accumulated 580,124 shares. Howe & Rusling Inc owns 264 shares. Beach Inv Counsel Pa owns 246,060 shares for 1.38% of their portfolio. Franklin reported 1.99 million shares. Sta Wealth Management Ltd Llc holds 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 4,968 shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank accumulated 160,626 shares. Samlyn Cap Ltd Liability Co accumulated 1.45% or 1.22M shares. Hennessy Inc, California-based fund reported 44,000 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Greystone Managed Investments invested 0.45% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Argentiere Capital Ag reported 0.94% stake. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Company owns 3.69M shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Visionary Asset Mngmt stated it has 5,301 shares. Banced invested in 1.19% or 12,387 shares.

Analysts expect Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report $1.15 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $0.28 EPS change or 32.18 % from last quarter’s $0.87 EPS. MS’s profit would be $2.04B giving it 11.12 P/E if the $1.15 EPS is correct. After having $1.45 EPS previously, Morgan Stanley’s analysts see -20.69 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $51.16. About 11.51M shares traded or 20.13% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 24.35% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.78% the S&P500.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 18 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of MS in report on Thursday, January 18 to “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 15 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, April 4. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Societe Generale. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, December 20. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 9 by Sandler O’Neill. Credit Suisse upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Thursday, January 4. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, April 19.

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 $90.57 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 14.56 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.

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