Morgan Stanley Q1 profit jumps 40% on trading boost

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On April 18, 2018, Morgan Stanley (the "Company") released financial information with respect to its quarter ended March 31, 2018. 255 rose holdings while 111 funds amassed holdings. Great Lakes Advsr Llc holds 0% or 3,921 shares.

The company's bottom line came in at $2.58 billion, or $1.45 per share. Jfs Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Company accumulated 312 shares. The Germany-based Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.91% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Morgan Stanley's stand-out performance was in the investment banking division, though, and particularly in M&A. Moreover, Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Management has 0.11% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 247,300 shs. Cornercap Invest Counsel reported 67,275 shares. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 0.28% of its capital in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 811,275 shs. Legal And General Grp Inc Public Limited Com invested in 0.24% or 6.44M shares. Caxton LP holds 250,000 shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. LLC ("MS & Co.") whereby MUFG will sell shares of Morgan Stanley common stock ("Common Stock") to Morgan Stanley, through Morgan Stanley's agent, MS & Co. Moreover, Art Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.12% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 51,500 shares.

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Morgan Stanley's fixed income results of $1.9 billion were slightly behind those of rival Goldman Sachs. MS's total short interest was 10.69M shares in April as published by FINRA. About 13.67 million shares traded or 42.08% up from the average. Elsewhere on Wall Street revenues from stock-trading saw big year-on-year jumps: from 26 per cent at JPMorgan Chase to 38 per cent at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. It has outperformed by 16.28% the S&P500.

The financial services company reported operating income of $2.81 billion for the same period of the year prior. The company has market cap of $509.30 million. The companyƂ'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. It has a 10.43 P/E ratio.

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Total analysts of 13 have positions in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) as follows: 8 rated it a "Buy", 1 with "Sell" and 4 with "Hold". Therefore 62% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by UBS on Tuesday, December 1. On Tuesday, January 9 the firm earned "Hold" rating by Societe Generale. The company rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, January 10. Credit Suisse upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Thursday, February 15 to "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $35 target. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $54.52. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $96 bln. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, December 20 with "Hold".

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