A must buy stock list of the day: Morgan Stanley (MS)

Thursday, 07 Dec, 2017

Comparatively, Morgan Stanley posted earnings of $0.76 per share in the same quarter previous year. It turned negative, as 71 investors sold MS shares while 297 reduced holdings. This leaves us with a quarter on quarter earnings per share growth of 15.10%. The funds in our partner's database now own: 6.18 million shares, up from 6.12 million shares in 2017Q1. Retail Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation has 0.14% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Morgan Stanley (MS) Holdings Lessened by Asset Management One Co". Entrustpermal Management Lc has 662,522 shares. (NYSE:CAF) or 1.21 million shares. Ltd. lessened its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 9,653,836 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $430,175,000 after acquiring an additional 4,625,783 shares during the last quarter.

Morgan Stanley (MS) share price fell -1.27% to $52.01 in the last trading session. The volume of MS witnessed a shift from 10.59 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 7.71 million shares. The company has Beta Value of 1.65 and ATR value of 0.97. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.04 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.55.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Morgan Stanley (MS) is at 73.81. Moreover, North Star Asset Management Inc has 0.39% invested in the company for 118,758 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors' holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $23,541,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.16. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc.

Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.9 and $0.71 respectively.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley's payout ratio is now 27.70%. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,389,378 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $59,645,997.54. Also, insider Keishi Hotsuki sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock's last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $114.41 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $108.52. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 111,776 shares in the company, valued at $5,596,624.32. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Barclays Capital. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of MS have appreciated +6.49 - or +14.05%.

Morgan Stanley's average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -175.4 percent during the past 12 months. Nordea Investment Management AB raised its stake in Morgan Stanley by 7.6% during the 3rd quarter. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Morgan Stanley from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, September 11th. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned "Buy" rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 11. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. BMO Capital Markets maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Friday, October 6 with "Buy" rating. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & global copyright and trademark law.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. The Company's segments include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. The company had Year Ago Sales of $8.74 Billion.