Morgan Stanley (MS) Stock Price Declined While Maltese Capital Management LLC Has Trimmed Its Stake by $4.93 Million

January 20, 2018 - By Jan Rainey

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 59 investors sold MS shares while 292 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.53 billion shares or 1.48% less from 1.55 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eaton Vance Mgmt accumulated 2.58 million shares. Texas Yale Corporation has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Stephens Ar owns 0.02% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 13,744 shares. Caprock Group invested in 0.05% or 4,573 shares. Boston owns 411,884 shares. Jupiter Asset Ltd reported 0.95% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Pension Service holds 0.31% or 1.17 million shares in its portfolio. Dreman Value L L C reported 28,450 shares. Homrich Berg holds 5,633 shares. Washington-based Fisher Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.15% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Mitsubishi Ufj Fincl Grp holds 432.02M shares or 100% of its portfolio. Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc Ca invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Numeric Investors Limited Com has invested 2.01% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Sweden-based Nordea Mngmt Ab has invested 0.04% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Thompson Davis owns 250 shares.

Maltese Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 19.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Maltese Capital Management Llc sold 102,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.43% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 424,600 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $20.45 million, down from 527,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Maltese Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Morgan Stanley for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $103.88 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.90% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $57.46. About 15.12M shares traded or 91.16% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Maltese Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.71 billion and $1.17B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Keycorp New (NYSE:KEY) by 176,800 shares to 1.43M shares, valued at $26.84M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in United Cmnty Bks Blairsvle G (NASDAQ:UCBI) by 231,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 587,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Synovus Finl Corp (NYSE:SNV).

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Morgan Stanley earnings boosted by retail brokers” on January 18, 2018, also Cnbc.com with their article: “Netflix’s original content will allow it to raise prices more than expected …” published on January 18, 2018, Bloomberg.com published: “Tech Firm Adyen to Pick JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley on IPO” on January 19, 2018. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Wsj.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley Results: What to Expect” published on January 17, 2018 as well as Cnbc.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley earnings: 84 cents per share, vs. 77 cents EPS expected” with publication date: January 18, 2018.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 95 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 15 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 20 by Barclays Capital. Societe Generale downgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Societe Generale has “Hold” rating and $59.5 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Argus Research. The company was maintained on Friday, April 21 by Vining Sparks. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform” on Wednesday, October 5. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 19. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 21 by Atlantic Securities. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Buy”.

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