Capital Growth Management Lp Marginally Raises Its Ownership in Morgan Stanley (MS)

Investors are feeling more bearish on shares of Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc recently considering the change in short interest. This showed a surprise of 14.8% in the last quarter earnings.

Morgan Stanley (MS) has declined -0.12% and closed its last trading session at $48.76. The gross margin parades a value of 78.10% with the company running a operating margin of 23.90% and a profit margin of 15.60%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on MS. ValuEngine lowered shares of Morgan Stanley from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Morgan Stanley from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $56.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.89, for a total value of $2,253,685.00.

The stock of Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc (MSF) formed an up wedge with $19.02 target or 9.00 % above today's $17.45 share price. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $50.39.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) opened at 33.57 on Tuesday. The P/E ratio is now 13.46 and market cap is 88.08B. Morgan Stanley experienced its Day High at -5.61%, with its Day Low of 10.93%. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.68, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.74.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) COO James A. Rosenthal sold 66,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.12. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm had revenue of $9.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.05 billion.

For the current quarter, 21 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.81/share. Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc's P/E ratio is N/A and market capitalization is 245.75M. If you are reading this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA & global copyright and trademark laws. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has a 20-Day average volume of 8.51 Million.

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The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Days to cover decreased from 1.0 to 1.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.00% as of October 13. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 30th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.05%. Morgan Stanley's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.00%.

In related news, President Thomas Colm Kelleher sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. $41.54's average target is -14.17% below currents $48.4 stock price. Icon Advisers Inc/co now owns 54,378 shares valued at $945,000.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 7.18%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 15.41% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 111,776 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,596,624.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

MORGAN STANLEY is a preeminent global financial services firm that maintains leading market positions in each of its three primary businesses: securities; asset management; and credit services. After $0.93 actual EPS reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.13% negative EPS growth. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in Morgan Stanley by 1.6% during the first quarter. The value in dollars went from $28,403,000 to $30,194,000 increasing 6.3% quarter over quarter.

As of the end of the quarter Aviance Capital Partners, LLC had bought 24 shares growing its stake by 0.1%. Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new position in Morgan Stanley during the 3rd quarter worth $220,000. Homrich & Berg now owns 7,657 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $328,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the period.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock. Allsquare Wealth Management Ltd Company reported 739 shares.

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