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Morgan Stanley (MS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $10.03 Billion

21 April 2018

Morgan Stanley (MS) shares jumped 2.7 percent and closed the day at $54.7. $16.08's average target is 8.36% above currents $14.84 stock price.

"We believe that MS' return-on-tangible common equity should improve by 4 to 5 percentage points in 2018E which should push its excess return-on-equity to 6 to 7 percentage points and its price-to-tangible book value to 200%". The shares were sold at an average price of $18.50, for a total value of $92,500.00.

Snap (SNAP) just had their share rating of a "Underweight" issued by research analysts at Morgan Stanley, who now has a $12 target price on the $18.21B market cap company or a -19.14 % downside potential. Rbf Capital has 4.63% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). (NYSE:SNAP) on Wednesday, February 7 to "Outperform" rating. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Tuesday, December 5 report. Morgan Stanley Emerging Market has a fifty-two week low of $14.99 and a fifty-two week high of $19.86. When we see the company's Volatility, it now has a monthly volatility of 3.01% and weekly volatility of 2.88%. One Trading Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 61,467 shares. It also reduced its holding in Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 118,527 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.32M shares, and cut its stake in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC). The business had revenue of $11.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.37 billion. Morgan Stanley had a return on equity of 8.48% and a net margin of 15.76%. Apg Asset Management Nv has 2.98M shares for 0.24% of their portfolio.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 15th. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Monday, February 5 by SunTrust. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th. Investors of record on Monday, May 1st will be given a $0.20 dividend. The current ranks are 1% lower than the year prior, according to the report. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.89, for a total value of $648,361.47. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, February 7 by SunTrust. The stock of Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) earned "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The institutional investor held 3.18M shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $166.95 million, up from 3.11M at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. As increased volatility boosted the demand for securities trading services for a quarter where activity is already seasonally elevated, this helped Morgan Stanley's equity trading revenues jump to nearly $2.6 billion for the quarter - the best performance ever for the equity trading desk if we leave out the unusually elevated figures for Q1 and Q3 2008 (in the run-up to the recession). Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company's stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 1.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Covenant Asset Management LLC now owns 33,036 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,733,000 after buying an additional 1,071 shares during the last quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI owned about 0.08% of Morgan Stanley worth $60,521,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Morgan Stanley makes up 0.9% of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI's holdings, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Risk Paradigm Group LLC now owns 2,899 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $152,000 after acquiring an additional 2,499 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management now owns 6,117,877 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $321,005,000 after acquiring an additional 174,300 shares during the last quarter.

There is no company description available for MS India Investment Fund. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. increased its position in Morgan Stanley by 0.4% in the first quarter. Iberiabank Corp raised its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 11.8% in the fourth quarter.

Morgan Stanley (MS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $10.03 Billion