Morgan Stanley (MS) EPS Estimated At $1.15

June 13, 2018 - By Jane Hopkins

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.26, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It fall, 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.
Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Inv Ltd Llc has invested 0.76% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Macquarie Limited holds 420,575 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Com holds 24,295 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Kiltearn Prtnrs Llp holds 3% or 2.33 million shares in its portfolio. Capital Ca has invested 0.09% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). The New York-based Art Advsrs Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.26% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Buckingham Mngmt has 0.14% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Aviva Plc reported 682,464 shares. Gamco Inc Et Al invested in 1.04 million shares. Atlantic Trust Group Limited Liability Corp invested in 24,965 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Alliancebernstein L P has 0.13% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Twin Tree Mngmt Limited Partnership invested in 82,353 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Hanson Doremus Investment Management holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 1,475 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.85% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Pinnacle Assoc holds 0.14% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 134,222 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 11.22 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 increased 0.55% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $51.6. About 7.98 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 24.35% since June 14, 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. On Friday, January 19 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $61.0 target in Thursday, February 15 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Thursday, April 19. Credit Suisse downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $61.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MS in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, January 4. Wells Fargo maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $55.0 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by Barclays Capital.

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 $91.35 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 16.81 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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