Davidson Investment Advisors Cut Morgan Stanley (MS) Position By $4.33 Million; Nuveen Quality Preferred Income Fund 2 Has 1.66 Sentiment

February 24, 2018 - By Richard Conner

The stock increased 0.43% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $9.42. About 652,082 shares traded. Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund (JPS) has risen 11.38% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.32% the S&P500.

Davidson Investment Advisors decreased Morgan Stanley (MS) stake by 33.76% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Davidson Investment Advisors sold 90,163 shares as Morgan Stanley (MS)’s stock declined 9.43%. The Davidson Investment Advisors holds 176,934 shares with $8.52 million value, down from 267,097 last quarter. Morgan Stanley now has $100.25 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.21% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $56.07. About 6.69M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Glg Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.38% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Savings Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp holds 11.07M shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates Limited Liability accumulated 3.91 million shares. Victory Management Inc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 277,008 shares. Eagle Capital Limited owns 1.13% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 6.08 million shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Holdings invested 0.28% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Washington Company holds 0.02% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 8,350 shares. The Missouri-based Parkside Natl Bank Tru has invested 0.04% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Beach Counsel Incorporated Pa has invested 0.92% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.35% or 80,714 shares in its portfolio. Bluemar Cap Mngmt Lc has invested 2.57% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Winch Advisory Ltd Llc reported 0.05% stake. Essex Serv Inc holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 14,592 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Commerce invested in 56,950 shares. Moreover, Capital Advsr Limited Company has 0.02% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 1,081 shares.

Analysts await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $1.28 earnings per share, up 28.00% or $0.28 from last year’s $1 per share. MS’s profit will be $2.29B for 10.95 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 52.38% EPS growth.

Davidson Investment Advisors increased Alphabet Inc stake by 8,380 shares to 36,748 valued at $35.25M in 2017Q3. It also upped Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) stake by 17,988 shares and now owns 57,573 shares. Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) was raised too.

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