According to the most recent report, Barclays PLC submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the amount of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) shares it owned increased by 23.5 percent during the third quarter. Following the acquisition of an additional 760,883 shares of the stock held by the provider of financial services during the period under review, the institutional investor now holds a total of 3,991,915 shares in its portfolio. The most recent disclosure from the SEC indicated that Barclays PLC held $315,398,000 worth of Morgan Stanley, which is approximately equivalent to 0.23% of the company.
Several institutional investors and other hedge funds recently altered the proportion of the company’s stock they owned in response to recent market events. The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board made a total investment of 451 711 000 000 Canadian dollars in Morgan Stanley during the first three months of 2018. Franklin Resources Inc. increased the amount of Morgan Stanley stock owned by 17.8 percent during the second quarter of the fiscal year. Franklin Resources Inc. has a total of 10,389,587 shares of the stock held by the financial services provider as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter, following the purchase of an additional 1,566,606 shares during that period. The value of these shares on the market as of right now is $790,234,000. During the second quarter, Credit Suisse AG increased its holdings in Morgan Stanley by purchasing additional shares at 26.4%. Credit Suisse AG currently has a total of 5,543,155 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after making an additional purchase of 1,158,383 shares during the period in question. The stock currently has a market value of $421,612,000. The National Bank of Canada Financial Institutions increased the amount of Morgan Stanley stock they owned by 480.6 percent over the third quarter. National Bank of Canada FI currently possesses a total of 663,852 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, which have a value of $52,428,000 following the purchase of an additional 549,509 shares during the most recent quarter. The National Bank of Canada purchased these shares. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased the proportion of Morgan Stanley stock it owned by 9.6 percentage points over the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now has a total of 6,163,637 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, which are worth a total of $468,806,000 after purchasing an additional 539,483 shares during the most recent quarter. This brings the company’s total number of shares to 6,163,637. Most of the shares are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds, which account for 83.48 percent of the total.
During trading on Wednesday, the price of a share of Morgan Stanley’s stock decreased by $0.29, bringing it to a new all-time low of $96.79. The company traded 502,759 shares, a significantly lower volume than the average of 8,376,501 shares that the company traded. During the past year, Morgan Stanley experienced an all-time low of $72.05 and an all-time high of $109.73. The debt-to-equity ratio is calculated to be 2.36, the current ratio is calculated to be 0.79, and the quick ratio is also calculated to be 0.79. The stock price has had a simple moving average of over the past 200 days, $85.17; over the last 50 days, that price has a simple moving average of $88.71. The stock possesses several characteristics, such as a market cap currently sitting at 163.59 billion dollars, a P/E ratio currently sitting at 14.06, a P/E growth ratio currently sitting at 1.59, and a beta value that is currently sitting at 1.34.
In addition, the company has recently disclosed that it will be implementing a quarterly dividend scheduled to take place on February 15. Shareholders who were still registered as owning their holdings as of January 31 will be eligible to receive a $0.775 dividend payment per share. The ex-dividend date for this dividend is Monday, January 30. This equates to a dividend yield of 3.20 percent every quarter, as