EPS for Morgan Stanley (MS) Expected At $0.85

July 18, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 EPS for Morgan Stanley (MS) Expected At $0.85
Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.21, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It is positive, 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.
Jane Street Grp Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 68,613 shares. Central Financial Bank And Company, a Kentucky-based fund reported 977 shares. Hanson Mcclain accumulated 0% or 592 shares. Adage Capital Ptnrs Group Limited Co stated it has 1.53 million shares. Earnest Prtnrs Limited Liability invested in 673,414 shares or 0.31% of the stock. 1.85 million are owned by Wellington Management Gru Llp. White Pine Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.35% or 19,505 shares in its portfolio. Hartford Management Co accumulated 365,385 shares. Nippon Life Invsts Americas Inc owns 115,430 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Salem Invest Counselors invested 0.06% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 2.96M are owned by Brandywine Global Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Company. Citigroup accumulated 188,771 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 15.74M were accumulated by Northern Trust Corporation. Ferguson Wellman Capital Mngmt Inc holds 0.03% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 18,088 shares. Barclays Public Lc stated it has 2.53M shares or 0.12% of all its holdings.

Wall Street await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to release earnings on July, 19. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.85, up exactly $0.10 or 13.33 % from 2014’s $0.75 EPS. The expected MS’s profit could reach $1.58 billion giving the stock 13.28 P/E in the case that $0.85 earnings per share is reported. After posting $1.00 EPS for the previous quarter, Morgan Stanley’s analysts now forecast -15.00 % negative EPS growth. About 1,400 shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Barclays Capital. Societe Generale upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Wednesday, January 11 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vining Sparks on Friday, April 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Buckingham Research. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 13 by Berenberg. As per Wednesday, March 30, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”. As per Friday, September 4, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research.

Morgan Stanley is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $84.09 billion. The Company’s divisions include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. It has a 13.41 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: Fortune.com which released: “Morgan Stanley Says Investors Shouldn’t Buy Bitcoin. They Should Spend It” on July 13, 2017, also Cnbc.com with their article: “Biggest risk to the economy: ‘Fed raising rates too quickly,’ says Morgan …” published on July 13, 2017, Bloomberg.com published: “Morgan Stanley Says Financials Are Cheapest Globally” on November 21, 2009. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Businessinsider.com and their article: “MORGAN STANLEY: These are the best stocks to own in 2018” published on July 17, 2017 as well as Cnbc.com‘s news article titled: “Snap shares fall nearly 9% after downgrade by Morgan Stanley, a rare rebuke by …” with publication date: July 11, 2017.

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