Morgan Stanley (MS) Shares Bought by Mark Asset Management Corp

Mark Asset Management Corp increased its holdings in shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 12.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 184,456 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,663 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley accounts for approximately 2.7% of Mark Asset Management Corp’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest position. Mark Asset Management Corp’s holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $9,953,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. HM Payson & Co. grew its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 14.5% during the first quarter. HM Payson & Co. now owns 7,479 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $403,000 after purchasing an additional 947 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO. grew its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 8.1% during the first quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 13,182 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $711,000 after purchasing an additional 983 shares during the period. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 5.9% during the fourth quarter. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Management Inc. now owns 18,018 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $945,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc lifted its position in Morgan Stanley by 18.2% during the first quarter. K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc now owns 6,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $351,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, KCS Wealth Advisory lifted its position in Morgan Stanley by 6.5% during the first quarter. KCS Wealth Advisory now owns 16,478 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $889,000 after acquiring an additional 1,010 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.27% of the company’s stock.

Morgan Stanley opened at $51.16 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82. Morgan Stanley has a 1-year low of $43.48 and a 1-year high of $59.38. The company has a market capitalization of $90.57 billion, a PE ratio of 14.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.50.



Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.17. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 15.09% and a return on equity of 11.10%. The company had revenue of $11.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.37 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.00 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Morgan Stanley will post 4.72 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on MS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Morgan Stanley from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Morgan Stanley from $62.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Morgan Stanley from $61.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $56.47.

Morgan Stanley Company Profile

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

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