Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $1.15 EPS

June 14, 2018 - By Rodney Autry

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.26, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It turned 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.
Picton Mahoney Asset Mgmt reported 460,162 shares. Tctc Hldg Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Guardian Life Insurance Of America reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Calamos Wealth Mgmt Ltd stated it has 0.25% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Allen Invest Management has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Winch Advisory Svcs Ltd owns 1,820 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Investec Asset Mgmt North America Incorporated holds 114,223 shares or 0.47% of its portfolio. Cornerstone Advsr accumulated 0.54% or 84,500 shares. Kcm Invest Advisors Lc stated it has 60,690 shares. Prudential Financial holds 2.73M shares. Natixis Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 585,501 shares. Pennsylvania Trust invested in 140,126 shares. 8,159 are held by First Interstate Bancorp. Massachusetts Services Company Ma invested in 0.23% or 9.76M shares. Ironwood Financial Ltd Llc accumulated 128 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 $2.04 billion giving it 11.15 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 0.56% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $51.31. About 8.62 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 24.35% since June 15, 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. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 15 to “Buy”. Sandler O’Neill maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Friday, January 19 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Wednesday, December 20 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 4 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Monday, April 9. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, January 10. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, January 19. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $58.0 target in Thursday, January 4 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” 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 $90.83 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 14.61 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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