Moody National Bank Trust Division Lowers stake in Morgan Stanley (MS)

Morgan Stanley (MS) : Moody National Bank Trust Division reduced its stake in Morgan Stanley by 0.75% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 39,938 shares of Morgan Stanley which is valued at $1,135,038 after selling 300 shares in Morgan Stanley , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016.Morgan Stanley makes up approximately 0.06% of Moody National Bank Trust Division’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Spot Trading L.l.c boosted its stake in MS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 35,126 additional shares and now holds a total of 177,960 shares of Morgan Stanley which is valued at $5,057,623. Morgan Stanley makes up approx 0.67% of Spot Trading L.l.c’s portfolio. Wright Investors Service Inc sold out all of its stake in MS during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 14,565 shares of MS which is valued $413,937.Argus Investors’ Counsel boosted its stake in MS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 21,375 additional shares and now holds a total of 173,300 shares of Morgan Stanley which is valued at $5,029,166. Morgan Stanley makes up approx 2.04% of Argus Investors’ Counsel’s portfolio.Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reduced its stake in MS by selling 3,100 shares or 3.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 99,100 shares of MS which is valued at $2,875,882. Morgan Stanley makes up approx 0.15% of Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s portfolio.

Morgan Stanley opened for trading at $29.02 and hit $29.42 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $29.12, with a gain of 0.38% or 0.11 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 90,18,550 shares. Company has a market cap of $55,672 M.

On the company’s financial health, Morgan Stanley reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.16 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.59. The company had revenue of $8909.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $8312.73 million. The company’s revenue was down -8.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.79 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Morgan Stanley. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 21, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 32 from a previous price target of $27 .Berenberg Initiated Morgan Stanley on Jul 13, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $29.

Morgan Stanley is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates the Company provides a variety of products and financial services to a group of clients and customers including corporations governments financial institutions and individuals. The Company’s operating segments include Institutional Securities Wealth Management and Investment Management. The Company’s Institutional Securities business segment provides financial advisory and capital-raising services to a group of corporate and other institutional clients. Wealth Management business segment provides financial services to clients through a network of 16076 global representatives in 622 locations. Investment Management business segment consists of Traditional Asset Management Alternative Investments Merchant Banking and Real Estate Investing activities and offers clients an array of equity fixed income alternative investments real estate and merchant banking strategies.

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