E&G Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 28.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,900 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,400 shares during the quarter. E&G Advisors LP’s holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $432,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. raised its position in Morgan Stanley by 28.3% in the 3rd quarter. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 35,205 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,639,000 after buying an additional 7,770 shares during the last quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC lifted its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 8.8% during the 3rd quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 154,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,206,000 after acquiring an additional 12,562 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 4.2% during the 3rd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,633,304 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $76,063,000 after buying an additional 65,199 shares during the last quarter. James Investment Research Inc. lifted its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 13.7% during the 3rd quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 42,460 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,977,000 after buying an additional 5,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 21.9% during the 3rd quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 69,247 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,225,000 after buying an additional 12,434 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.05% of the company’s stock.

Shares of MS stock opened at $42.53 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.67, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.80. Morgan Stanley has a 12-month low of $36.74 and a 12-month high of $59.38. The stock has a market cap of $76.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.81, a PEG ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 1.24.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by ($0.16). Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 15.93% and a return on equity of 12.51%. The business had revenue of $8.55 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.32 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.84 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Morgan Stanley will post 4.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on MS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Morgan Stanley from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 3rd. Barclays decreased their price target on Morgan Stanley from $63.00 to $55.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Oppenheimer upgraded Morgan Stanley to an “outperform” rating and set a $62.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 16th. Finally, Vining Sparks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Morgan Stanley in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Morgan Stanley has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.06.

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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 Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management segments.

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