Salzhauer Michael Lowered By $1.41 Million Its Morgan Stanley (MS) Position; Last Week Plantronics, Inc. (PLT) Analysts

January 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Salzhauer Michael decreased Morgan Stanley (MS) stake by 63.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Salzhauer Michael sold 29,321 shares as Morgan Stanley (MS)’s stock declined 9.43%. The Salzhauer Michael holds 16,879 shares with $813,000 value, down from 46,200 last quarter. Morgan Stanley now has $99.65B valuation. The stock increased 1.70% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $55.12. About 9.00M shares traded or 15.20% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Plantronics had 17 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $57.0 target in Monday, September 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by J.P. Morgan. The stock of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Roth Capital. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Hold” on Friday, July 28. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, January 15 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 28 by Roth Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Sidoti. Raymond James upgraded Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) on Wednesday, May 4 to “Market Perform” rating. On Thursday, January 11 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Buy”. See Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Sidoti Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
01/11/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $57.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Maintain
11/09/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $57.0 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
28/07/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0000 Downgrade
24/07/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0000 Maintain

Among 29 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 91 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. maintained the shares of MS in report on Monday, October 10 with “Neutral” rating. Argus Research maintained the shares of MS in report on Wednesday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. Buckingham Research upgraded the shares of MS in report on Tuesday, August 25 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 17. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold” on Wednesday, December 20. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Wednesday, October 7 to “Outperform” rating. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35.0 target in Tuesday, January 19 report. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Analysts await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $0.78 earnings per share, down 3.70% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.81 per share. MS’s profit will be $1.41B for 17.67 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.13% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 59 investors sold MS shares while 292 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.53 billion shares or 1.48% less from 1.55 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Century Inc holds 22,357 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Japan-based Nippon Life Insur has invested 0.05% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Thompson Davis &, a Virginia-based fund reported 250 shares. Bokf Na invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 5,000 were accumulated by North Star Asset Mgmt Inc. Centurylink Invest Management invested 0.57% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Moreover, Iberiabank has 0.07% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Rampart Invest Mngmt Company Ltd Liability reported 17,502 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia has 250,050 shares. White Pine Limited Liability Corp accumulated 17,915 shares. Ftb Advsr holds 5,590 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Patten Inc holds 0.02% or 1 shares. First Manhattan holds 990 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Gamco Et Al invested 0.43% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Advsrs Asset Mngmt invested in 17,913 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Plantronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, other communication endpoints, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronics brand worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. The firm also makes and markets specialty telephone products under the Clarity brand. It has a 22.88 P/E ratio. The Company’s primary products include corded and cordless communication headsets; audio processors; telephone systems; Bluetooth and corded products; personal computer and gaming headsets; and specialty products for hearing impaired individuals.

The stock increased 1.25% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $55.04. About 215,348 shares traded or 18.98% up from the average. Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) has risen 26.11% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.41% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.37 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 32 investors sold Plantronics, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 29.64 million shares or 2.95% less from 30.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natl Bank Of America De accumulated 0% or 193,906 shares. Wells Fargo Co Mn accumulated 0% or 137,952 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mngmt reported 8,746 shares stake. Comerica Bank stated it has 0.03% in Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT). Dean Invest Ltd has 67,130 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Retirement Sys Of Alabama reported 43,364 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. American Century Incorporated owns 19,329 shares. Fdx accumulated 0.01% or 6,191 shares. 6,684 are owned by Paloma Ptnrs Management. Macquarie Gp Limited invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT). Riverhead Cap Management Limited Company holds 0.01% or 3,021 shares in its portfolio. Systematic Financial Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0.03% invested in Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT). Disciplined Growth Inc Mn holds 1.77% of its portfolio in Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) for 1.91 million shares. Pacad Investment Ltd has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT). State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 0% in Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT).

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