Morgan Stanley (MS) Stake Boosted by HM Payson & Co

Andrew Cummings
August 23, 2017

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.30 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Jefferies maintained Intelsat SA (NYSE:I) on Wednesday, June 7 with "Hold" rating.

The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is a huge mover today! Davidson Investment Advisors now owns 291,525 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $12,486,000 after buying an additional 7,462 shares during the period. Invictus RG bought a new stake in shares of Morgan Stanley during the first quarter valued at about $106,000. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 74.90% of the total shares. Trust Co Of Vermont holds 5,958 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $46.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.52. Morgan Stanley has a one year low of $30.62 and a one year high of $48.90. The firm has a market cap of $82.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.80 and a beta of 1.63. Morgan Stanley also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. It turned negative, as 2 investors sold ICB shares while 6 reduced holdings. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.27% or 124,564 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 16.77% and a return on equity of 9.83%. During the same period previous year, the business posted $0.75 EPS.

Reserve releases in the P&C sector slowed in the second-quarter of 2017, a trend that is expected to persist and intensify through the remainder of the year, eating into companies' earnings, according to analysis from Morgan Stanley.

MS is now undervalued by -10.43% relative to the average 1-year price target of $49.88 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts.

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 5.75%. This buyback authorization allows the financial services provider to repurchase up to 6.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 31st were issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 27th. Junto Capital Mgmt LP invested 4.53% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Morgan Stanley's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 28.65%.

Icon Advisers Inc, which manages about $2.21 billion and $1.48 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pbf Energy Inc. Raymond James & Associate stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

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The Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund, a diversified, closed-end management investment company. They set a "market perform" rating and a $48.00 target price for the company. The ratio is more positive, as 15 investment professionals opened new or increased equity positions, while 8 sold and reduced stakes in Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc. Smithfield Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 1.2% in the second quarter. Buckingham Research restated a "buy" rating and set a $54.00 price objective (up from $51.00) on shares of Morgan Stanley in a report on Monday, July 10th. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc sold 134,040 shares as the company's stock rose 2.81% with the market. These Revenue projections are a consensus of 17 Analyst. Understanding PE gives the shareholders an idea if the stock has sufficient growth potential. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 196,708 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $9,182,329.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Jonathan Pruzan sold 25,767 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. Cornerstone Advisors Inc now owns 72,670 shares with a value of $1,206,000. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 1 by UBS. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock declined 0.51% or $0.23 reaching $45.16 on the news.

Another recent and important Morgan Stanley Income Securities Inc. The Company's segment includes the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. 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.

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