Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $0.84 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $0.84 EPS
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.
Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 711 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Enterprise Financial Svcs holds 920 shares. Hudson Bay Mngmt L P stated it has 0.05% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Sadoff Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 3.16% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 389,870 were accumulated by Proshare Advsr Ltd Company. Sumitomo Life Ins has 0.46% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 38,333 shares. Massachusetts Finance Com Ma has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 247,652 were reported by Allstate Corp. Bridgewater Lp invested 0.06% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Jupiter Asset Mgmt Ltd, United Kingdom-based fund reported 478,600 shares. Guardian Capital Lp holds 10,052 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cookson Peirce And holds 0.95% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 163,330 shares. Btc Cap Management accumulated 69,062 shares or 0.58% of the stock. Avalon Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 279,872 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio.

Analysts expect Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report $0.84 EPS on October, 18.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 5.00 % from last quarter’s $0.8 EPS. MS’s profit would be $1.54 billion giving it 13.87 P/E if the $0.84 EPS is correct. After having $0.87 EPS previously, Morgan Stanley’s analysts see -3.45 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.18 on September 15, reaching $46.6. About 9.11M 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.

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 had 70 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equalweight” rating in Wednesday, April 6 report. Macquarie Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 5 report. The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities to “Outperform” on Thursday, October 8. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 6 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Thursday, August 10. The stock has “Buy” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, March 31. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of MS in report on Tuesday, September 15 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 7.

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: Businessinsider.com which released: “Morgan Stanley is using Snapchat to recruit the next generation of bankers” on September 13, 2017, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “China, India Best Bets for Green Investors, Morgan Stanley Says” published on September 15, 2017, Newsmax.com published: “Morgan Stanley to Handle Mortgage Originations in Home-Loan Push” on September 17, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley to handle mortgage originations in home-loan push: sources” published on September 15, 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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