Morgan Stanley (MS) Analysts See $1.15 EPS

June 14, 2018 - By Joseph Arnett

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.26, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It is negative, 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.
Geode Lc holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 15.69M shares. South State stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Donaldson Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.24% stake. 114,223 are owned by Investec Asset North America Inc. Rothschild Capital Prtnrs invested in 20,762 shares. Capital Fund invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Principal Fincl Gp reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Delta Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Tn reported 15,014 shares stake. South Texas Money Mgmt owns 23,900 shares. Bancorp Of Nova Scotia Tru accumulated 0.04% or 6,755 shares. Crow Point Prtnrs Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 3,860 shares. 1,080 are held by Psagot Invest House. Excalibur Mgmt has invested 0.25% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Edgar Lomax Va holds 412,590 shares. 18,197 are held by Bryn Mawr Communication.

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 11.15 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 decreased 0.56% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $51.31. About 8.62 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 24.35% since June 15, 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. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, February 15. On Thursday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 2. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Tuesday, January 9. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Credit Suisse. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Wednesday, April 4. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $6200 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, January 19. Credit Suisse downgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Thursday, January 18 to “Hold” rating. Sandler O’Neill maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Monday, April 9 with “Hold” rating.

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 $90.83 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 14.61 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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