AIA Group Ltd Has $1.40 Million Stock Holdings in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

AIA Group Ltd lowered its position in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MSFree Report) by 20.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,091 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,499 shares during the quarter. AIA Group Ltd’s holdings in Morgan Stanley were worth $1,396,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Impact Partnership Wealth LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Morgan Stanley in the second quarter valued at about $25,000. RVW Wealth LLC acquired a new stake in Morgan Stanley during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 810.8% during the 3rd quarter. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC now owns 337 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $28,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. DHJJ Financial Advisors Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Morgan Stanley in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $28,000. Finally, West Branch Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Morgan Stanley in the 2nd quarter valued at $30,000. Institutional investors own 83.09% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research firms recently issued reports on MS. Societe Generale lowered shares of Morgan Stanley from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Wolfe Research raised Morgan Stanley from an “underperform” rating to a “peer perform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective (down previously from $102.00) on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $87.00 target price (down from $94.00) on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, assumed coverage on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Based on data from, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $94.80.

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Morgan Stanley Stock Down 1.8 %

Morgan Stanley stock opened at $84.41 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 0.76. The stock has a market cap of $138.54 billion, a PE ratio of 16.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.43. Morgan Stanley has a fifty-two week low of $69.42 and a fifty-two week high of $100.99. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $85.49 and its 200 day simple moving average is $84.16.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MSGet Free Report) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $12.90 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.77 billion. Morgan Stanley had a return on equity of 10.33% and a net margin of 9.49%. The company’s revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.31 EPS. Research analysts predict that Morgan Stanley will post 6.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Morgan Stanley Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.85 per share. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.03%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th. Morgan Stanley’s dividend payout ratio is presently 65.76%.

Morgan Stanley Company Profile

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Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It operates through Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management segments.

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