As General Electric Co (GE) Share Value Declined, Shanda Payment Holdings LTD Has Boosted Its Holding by $34.00 Million; As Morgan Stanley (MS) Share Value Rose, Holder Ally Financial Has Decreased Its Holding by $1.72 Million

May 25, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Ally Financial Inc decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 68.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ally Financial Inc sold 33,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.82% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 15,000 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $787,000, down from 48,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ally Financial Inc who had been investing in Morgan Stanley for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $93.72B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.96% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $52.94. About 4.80M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 27.83% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.28% the S&P500.

Shanda Payment Holdings Ltd increased its stake in General Electric Co (GE) by 285.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shanda Payment Holdings Ltd bought 2.00M shares as the company’s stock declined 23.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.70 million shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $47.12M, up from 700,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shanda Payment Holdings Ltd who had been investing in General Electric Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $125.63B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $14.465. About 25.94 million shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 54.35% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500.

Analysts await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $1.15 EPS, up 32.18% or $0.28 from last year’s $0.87 per share. MS’s profit will be $2.04 billion for 11.51 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.45 actual EPS reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.69% negative EPS growth.

Ally Financial Inc, which manages about $517.83M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Ftse Emerging Markets Etf (VWO) by 380,000 shares to 460,000 shares, valued at $21.12 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 108,949 shares in the quarter, for a total of 178,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

Among 30 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 102 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, July 20. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 18. The rating was maintained by Vining Sparks on Friday, April 21 with “Strong-Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of MS in report on Wednesday, March 29 to “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was upgraded by JMP Securities. On Wednesday, January 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Sell”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 38 investors sold MS shares while 295 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.51 billion shares or 1.16% less from 1.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bedell Frazier Counseling Lc invested 3.46% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Essex Investment Management Limited Com has 312,089 shares. National Pension Serv reported 0.31% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.18% or 1.46 million shares in its portfolio. The Pennsylvania-based Alphaone Services Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 16,769 shares. 135,895 are owned by New Mexico Educational Retirement Board. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0.26% or 2.39M shares in its portfolio. Tuttle Tactical Mngmt Limited Company, Connecticut-based fund reported 13,992 shares. Metropolitan Life has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Northwestern Mutual Wealth holds 25,947 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 20,473 are owned by Orca Invest Mgmt Lc. Vigilant Cap Mngmt Ltd Com invested in 0% or 419 shares. Bluemar Cap Management Ltd invested in 2.84% or 113,435 shares. Sumitomo Life Company has invested 0.55% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

More news for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were recently published by: 247Wallst.com, which released: “Major Banks See Rising Tide of Short Interest” on May 25, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “Banking Roundup: Wells Fargo hit by reports of altered documents… BofA rolls out AI assistant Erica” and published on May 23, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $43,446 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. 4.69 billion shares or 0.29% less from 4.70 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Illinois-based Equitec Specialists has invested 0.08% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Dana Inv owns 50,660 shares. St Germain D J has invested 1.39% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). The New Jersey-based Peapack Gladstone Fincl Corp has invested 0.68% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Capital Advsr Ok holds 81,269 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Pacific Invest Management holds 0.24% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 64,061 shares. State Bank Of Stockton has 0.16% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 22,386 shares. Captrust Financial Advsr holds 0.33% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 311,813 shares. Mcf Advisors Lc has 28,061 shares. Stock Yards Commercial Bank & Tru Communications holds 181,081 shares. Highbridge Capital Management Lc invested in 0.3% or 959,780 shares. Prentiss Smith And Company reported 0.43% stake. Chesley Taft Associate Llc holds 405,102 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. Signature Est And invested 0.01% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Greylin Invest Mangement Inc reported 0.44% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

More notable recent General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “General Electric’s Brilliant Move” on May 23, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Wabtec and GE Transportation to merge” published on May 21, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “GE’s Share Slide – A Buying Opportunity” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Reuters: GE considering sale of insurance business” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Baker Hughes General Electric Is Up Over 30% Since The February Low – Is GE Getting The Message?” with publication date: May 24, 2018.

Among 29 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 9 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. General Electric Company had 103 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, July 21, the company rating was upgraded by TheStreet. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 14 by UBS. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GE in report on Thursday, March 23 with “Positive” rating. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, August 26 to “Buy”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 2. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, October 19. The firm has “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, September 11. The rating was upgraded by Bernstein to “Outperform” on Friday, December 16.

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