Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj Lowered Holding in Morgan Stanley (MS) by $317,538; As Novartis Ag Adr (NVS) Stock Price Rose, Holder Argent Trust Company Lowered Stake by $1.08 Million

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Argent Trust Company decreased its stake in Novartis Ag Adr (NVS) by 47.84% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Argent Trust Company sold 12,505 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.30% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 13,636 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.18M, down from 26,141 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Argent Trust Company who had been investing in Novartis Ag Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $207.15B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $88.83. About 2.42M shares traded. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has risen 4.85% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.85% the S&P500. Some Historical NVS News: 25/05/2018 – Barclays Appoints Todd Sandoz as Head of Equities, Americas; 10/05/2018 – LISTEN: Novartis’ bad day, Spark’s Amish entanglement, and a biotech history lesson; 11/05/2018 – Novartis announces FDA approval of Gilenya(R) as the first disease-modifying therapy for pediatric relapsing multiple sclerosis; 10/05/2018 – ‘Not a good day for Novartis’: CEO tries to reassure employees amid fury over payments to Trump’s lawyer; 19/03/2018 – #3 With Novartis and Roche gunning to carve up Eylea franchise, Regeneron has another PhIII success story to tell $NVS $RHHBY $REGN; 19/04/2018 – Novartis Backs 2018 View; 17/04/2018 – Novartis to Invest More Than $100M to Research, Develop Antimalarials; 09/04/2018 – Novartis to Acquire AveXis for $8.7 Billion; 09/04/2018 – ONCOLOGY VENTURE SWEDEN AB ONVE.TE – WILL FURTHER REFINE DOVITINIB DRP® BIOMARKER; 09/04/2018 – NOVARTIS AG NOVN.S SAYS THE TRANSACTION TO ACQUIRE AVEXIS IS PLANNED TO BE FUNDED THROUGH AVAILABLE CASH AND SHORT-TERM BORROWING

Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 22.34% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj sold 6,903 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,000 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.12M, down from 30,903 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj who had been investing in Morgan Stanley for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $70.02B market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $41.19. About 9.53M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has declined 22.23% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.23% the S&P500. Some Historical MS News: 14/05/2018 – MEDIA-Morgan Stanley to follow Goldman in bet on Brazilian fintech – Bloomberg; 15/05/2018 – US FOODS HOLDING CORP USFD.N : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TO OVERWEIGHT FROM EQUAL-WEIGHT; 03/05/2018 – Football Rumors: Dan Morgan To Join Bills’ Front Office; 24/04/2018 – MORGAN STANLEY COMMITS $250B TO LOW-CARBON SOLUTIONS BY 2030; 08/05/2018 – LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC LQ.N : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $23 FROM $22; 14/05/2018 – Morgan Stanley Capital Services Buys 1.2% of Electro Scientific; 09/05/2018 – ADIENT PLC ADNT.N : MORGAN STANLEY CUTS TO EQUAL-WEIGHT FROM OVERWEIGHT; 22/03/2018 – CARBINE RESOURCES LTD – RESOLVED TO CEASE ALL PROJECT EXPENDITURE AND STOP ALL WORK ASSOCIATED WITH MOUNT MORGAN PROJECT, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY; 29/03/2018 – Tracy Morgan Brings Comedy to L.A. for “ln Stitches: A Night of Laughs” on April 27; 18/04/2018 – Morgan Stanley’s “Engines” Power Up

More notable recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) – Earnings, Volatility, Brexit Are Key Topics Heading Into February – Benzinga” on January 31, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE:JLL), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – Days Of Free Money Are Over For Inventory-Carrying, But It’s Not Time To Declare Armageddon – Benzinga” published on January 22, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Morgan Stanley’s biggest deal since financial crisis – Seeking Alpha” on February 11, 2019. More interesting news about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “5 Must-See Stock Charts for Friday: MS, GE, SQ, BA – Investorplace.com” published on January 17, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – Norfolk Southern’s Earnings Looked Strong On The Surface, But They Had Plenty Of Critics – Benzinga” with publication date: January 25, 2019.

Among 30 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 20 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 109 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. HSBC downgraded the shares of MS in report on Tuesday, October 2 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, March 30. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in Thursday, October 20 report. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 18. Barclays Capital maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Tuesday, January 3. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $48 target. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 10 by . RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 30 report. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 29 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5000 target in Friday, July 7 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.07, from 0.96 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 45 investors sold MS shares while 302 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 1.43 billion shares or 0.80% less from 1.44 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Partnervest Advisory Svcs Limited Liability, California-based fund reported 6,652 shares. American Registered Inv Advisor, Texas-based fund reported 24,088 shares. Vigilant Cap Management Limited Liability Corp owns 408 shares. Donaldson Management Ltd Company stated it has 45,463 shares. Kessler Investment Gru Ltd, a Indiana-based fund reported 242 shares. 7,550 are held by Culbertson A N And Inc. Salem Investment Counselors reported 14,195 shares stake. Kentucky Retirement Systems has 114,385 shares. The New Jersey-based Columbus Hill Cap Limited Partnership has invested 0.99% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Pittenger Anderson reported 0.36% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Scotia Cap holds 32,051 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Renaissance Techs Lc holds 0.22% or 4.65 million shares. Diligent Invsts Limited Liability Company reported 0.48% stake. Lockheed Martin Invest Management Co stated it has 13,000 shares. Arrow Fincl Corporation invested in 86,580 shares or 0.85% of the stock.

Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj, which manages about $242.09M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in General Mtrs Co (NYSE:GM) by 12,000 shares to 22,000 shares, valued at $741,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 21,394 shares in the quarter, for a total of 130,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC).

Argent Trust Company, which manages about $867.32M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) by 8,114 shares to 25,716 shares, valued at $2.08 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Core Msci Emergingmarket (Mkt) (IEMG) by 6,736 shares in the quarter, for a total of 16,082 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr S&P Dividend Etf (Mkt) (SDY).

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