Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Shorts Increased By 17.22%

May 16, 2018 - By Richard Slagle

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Big Money Sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.16, from 2017Q3’s 0.94. The ratio improved due to Morgan Stanley positioning: 38 sold and 295 reduced. 111 funds acquired positions and 255 increased positions. Investors holded 1.53 billion in 2017Q3 but now own 1.51 billion shares or 1.16% less.
L & S Advsr Incorporated owns 57,001 shs. 104,488 are owned by Systematic Fincl Mgmt Lp. Strs Ohio invested 0.32% of its capital in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Maltese Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 490,000 shs or 1.93% of its capital. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv reported 0.15% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). At Bank & Trust holds 21,427 shs or 0.12% of its capital. Cacti Asset Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 0.09% or 22,000 shs. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Lc has invested 0.65% of its capital in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 6,166 were reported by San Francisco Sentry Grp Incorporated (Ca). Hap Trading Ltd has 0.04% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 20,467 shs. Brandywine Glob Limited Liability holds 0.66% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 2.11 million shs. Moreover, Acg Wealth has 0.2% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 26,246 shs. Salem Invest Counselors has 15,715 shs. 4,611 were accumulated by Caprock Gp Inc. Horseman Cap Mngmt Ltd owns 120,000 shs or 1.33% of their US capital.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) noted an increase of 17.22% in shorted shares. FINRA announced shorted shares of MS’s total 11.34M shares. That’s 17.22% up from 9.67M shares. 1 days will cost MS with 11.45M average volume to restore its previous position. Morgan Stanley float short is 0.9%.

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.205 during the last trading session, reaching $55.055.Morgan Stanley has volume of 2.57 million shares. Since May 16, 2017 MS has risen 27.83% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 16.28%.

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 firm is worth $97.46 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.17.93 is the 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

In total 13 analysts cover Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). “Buy” rating has 8, “Sell” are 1, while 4 are “Hold”. (NYSE:MS) has 62% bullish analysts. 20 are the (NYSE:MS)’s ratings reports on May 16, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, January 19 the stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Hold” rating given by Sandler O’Neill. On Thursday, January 4 the stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, February 15 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Credit Suisse. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 19. On Thursday, January 18 the stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, December 21 Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, December 13 the stock has “Outperform” rating by Wood. The stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold” on Wednesday, December 20. On Tuesday, January 2 the company was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Thursday, April 19 Credit Suisse maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $62 target.

There’s an important Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news published by Seekingalpha.com. It’s an item titled: “Morgan Stanley Continues To Show Progress” on April 18, 2018.

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