Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $0.84 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

 Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $0.84 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.21, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It improved, 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.
Moreover, Hsbc Public Limited Liability Company has 0.11% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Gm Advisory Gp Inc has 0.3% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 20,160 shares. Grisanti Limited Com has invested 2.17% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Tcw Grp has invested 0.03% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 10,927 shares. Commonwealth Retail Bank Of Australia reported 273,773 shares stake. Evermay Wealth Management Llc has invested 0.11% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Moreover, Triangle Wealth Mgmt has 0.31% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 10,912 shares. Farmers Merchants Inc has invested 0% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). The Alabama-based Buckingham Cap Mngmt Inc has invested 0.17% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Bollard Group Ltd Co holds 90,995 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 27,000 shares. Boston Common Asset Limited Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 239,028 shares. Bartlett Ltd accumulated 724 shares.

Wall Street await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to release earnings on October, 18. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.84, up exactly $0.04 or 5.00 % from 2014’s $0.8 EPS. The expected MS’s profit could reach $1.54 billion giving the stock 13.87 P/E in the case that $0.84 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.87 EPS for the previous quarter, Morgan Stanley’s analysts now forecast -3.45 % negative 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. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Market Perform”. S&P Research downgraded the shares of MS in report on Tuesday, October 20 to “Buy” rating. Atlantic Securities downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $27 target in Wednesday, February 3 report. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, July 19. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, December 21. The rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 13. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 13 to “Sell”.

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: which released: “Morgan Stanley to handle mortgage originations in home-loan push: sources” on September 15, 2017, also with their article: “Morgan Stanley is using Snapchat to recruit the next generation of bankers” published on September 13, 2017, published: “China, India Best Bets for Green Investors, Morgan Stanley Says” on September 15, 2017. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: and their article: “Whole Foods will add millions of members to Amazon Prime: Morgan Stanley” published on September 14, 2017 as well as‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley Is Using Snapchat to Recruit College Students and Make Them Rich” with publication date: September 15, 2017.

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