Argus Investors’ Counsel buys $5,029,166 stake in Morgan Stanley (MS)

Morgan Stanley (MS) : Argus Investors’ Counsel scooped up 21,375 additional shares in Morgan Stanley during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 25, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 173,300 shares of Morgan Stanley which is valued at $5,029,166.Morgan Stanley makes up approximately 2.04% of Argus Investors’ Counsel’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in MS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 602 additional shares and now holds a total of 749 shares of Morgan Stanley which is valued at $21,736. Morgan Stanley makes up approx 0.01% of Financial Architects Inc’s portfolio. Profit Investment Management sold out all of its stake in MS during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 115,668 shares of MS which is valued $3,345,119.Laurel Grove Capital reduced its stake in MS by selling 5,200 shares or 22.46% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 17,950 shares of MS which is valued at $519,114. Morgan Stanley makes up approx 0.30% of Laurel Grove Capital’s portfolio.Sadoff Investment Management boosted its stake in MS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 9,154 additional shares and now holds a total of 712,465 shares of Morgan Stanley which is valued at $20,604,488. Morgan Stanley makes up approx 2.33% of Sadoff Investment Management’s portfolio.Patten Patten Inctn reduced its stake in MS by selling 7,722 shares or 9.47% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 73,838 shares of MS which is valued at $1,947,108. Morgan Stanley makes up approx 0.27% of Patten Patten Inctn’s portfolio.

Morgan Stanley closed down -0.13 points or -0.45% at $28.73 with 1,04,98,503 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $28.77, the shares hit an intraday low of $28.59 and an intraday high of $29.01 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

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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