Will Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Run Out of Steam Soon? Short Interest Is Down

October 2, 2018 - By Ash

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 0.84 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 65 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 298 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 260 raised stakes. 1.44 billion shares or 2.87% less from 1.48 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Private Advisor Group Lc invested in 0.02% or 27,106 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Limited reported 0.23% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Pinnacle Assocs stated it has 131,559 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. 1,009 were reported by Alpha Windward Lc. Dorsey & Whitney Limited Liability Com owns 6,660 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 887,405 shares. Visionary Asset invested 0.08% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Goodwin Daniel L has 22,000 shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Cap Advsrs accumulated 1,081 shares. Kentucky Retirement System Ins Trust Fund holds 0.29% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 25,672 shares. Acg Wealth stated it has 0.19% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Co reported 962,714 shares. Bridger Mngmt Ltd Company invested in 2.94% or 1.14M shares. Clarivest Asset Limited Liability Company stated it has 3,063 shares. Sun Life Financial invested 0.02% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) registered a decrease of 9.09% in short interest. MS’s total short interest was 10.57M shares in October as published by FINRA. Its down 9.09% from 11.62M shares, reported previously. With 8.13 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their MS’s short positions. The short interest to Morgan Stanley’s float is 0.86%.

The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.425 during the last trading session, reaching $46.205. About 2.07M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 3.78% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

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 $80.62 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 11.77 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.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 7 analyst reports since April 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 9 by Sandler O’Neill. As per Thursday, April 19, the company rating was maintained 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 firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, July 20. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. Bernstein upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, July 19 report.

More important recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boston Scientific, Etsy, General Electric, Morgan Stanley, SeaWorld, Skechers …” on October 02, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Flat Yield Curve, Geopolitical Uncertainty Weighing On Financials Ahead Of Q3 Earnings”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Morgan Stanley’s China M&A Move” on September 17, 2018. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For October 2, 2018” with publication date: October 02, 2018.

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