Morgan Stanley (MS) EPS Estimated At $1.12

September 15, 2018 - By Paula Hilliard

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 0.84 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 65 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 298 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 260 raised stakes. 1.44 billion shares or 2.87% less from 1.48 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Capital Fund invested 0.3% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 235,318 were reported by Icon Advisers Inc. Marathon Trading Inv Management holds 0.09% or 18,100 shares. New York-based Junto Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 1.64% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Illinois-based Whitnell And Company has invested 0.35% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Hartford Invest Mngmt Commerce owns 192,138 shares or 0.28% of their US portfolio. Gibraltar Capital Mgmt has 129,149 shares for 5.17% of their portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board reported 1.74M shares. 30,903 were accumulated by Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj. Everence Capital Management has invested 0.25% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Duff Phelps Inv holds 0.01% or 14,815 shares. Bank & Trust Of The West reported 22,528 shares. Fred Alger reported 2.05M shares or 0.41% of all its holdings. Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has 28,620 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. 2.76M are held by 1832 Asset Lp.

Analysts expect Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report $1.12 EPS on October, 16.They anticipate $0.19 EPS change or 20.43 % from last quarter’s $0.93 EPS. MS’s profit would be $1.95B giving it 10.76 P/E if the $1.12 EPS is correct. After having $1.30 EPS previously, Morgan Stanley’s analysts see -13.85 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $48.19. About 6.96M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 3.78% since September 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 7 analyst reports since April 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Monday, April 9. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Thursday, April 19. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6200 target in Wednesday, April 4 report. Citigroup maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Friday, July 20 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Thursday, July 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 $84.08 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 12.27 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.

More recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “Morgan Stanley halts research coverage of Tesla, shares rise” on August 21, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Banking Roundup: Wells Fargo under Fed probe… JPMorgan’s Dimon delegating duties… Citi merges two Wall Street …” on September 12, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley to offer trading in complex derivatives tied to bitcoin” with publication date: September 13, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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