Worldpay, Inc. (WP) Forms $81.80 Double Top; Valueact Holdings LP Increased Morgan Stanley (MS) Stake

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Valueact Holdings Lp increased Morgan Stanley (MS) stake by 0.42% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Valueact Holdings Lp acquired 75,000 shares as Morgan Stanley (MS)’s stock rose 0.82%. The Valueact Holdings Lp holds 17.96 million shares with $942.34 million value, up from 17.88 million last quarter. Morgan Stanley now has $95.45 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.73% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $53.92. About 6.70 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 27.83% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.28% the S&P500.

Worldpay, Inc. (WP) formed double top with $85.07 target or 4.00% above today’s $81.80 share price. Worldpay, Inc. (WP) has $25.58 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $81.8. About 2.31 million shares traded. Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE:WP) has risen 28.07% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE:WP) to report earnings on August, 8. They expect $0.91 EPS, up 15.19% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.79 per share. WP’s profit will be $284.53 million for 22.47 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual EPS reported by Worldpay, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.74% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 38 investors sold MS shares while 295 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.51 billion shares or 1.16% less from 1.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Timber Hill Ltd Llc stated it has 107,936 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. Levin Capital Strategies Lp accumulated 1.41% or 1.60M shares. L S Advsrs invested in 57,001 shares. 70,727 are held by Patten And Patten Tn. Intact Investment Mgmt Inc invested in 0.02% or 11,400 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 51,579 shares. U S Glob Invsts Inc has 0.22% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Meyer Handelman owns 72,012 shares. Gibraltar Capital stated it has 147,948 shares. Central Asset Invs & Holding (Hk) Ltd has 64,250 shares. State Bank Of Hawaii holds 15,730 shares. 49,165 were accumulated by Compton Cap Mgmt Ri. Prelude Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 3,834 were reported by Bahl And Gaynor. American Century has 0% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 22,357 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 102 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 17. maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $32 target in Monday, October 10 report. The stock has “Sell” rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 13. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, September 28. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by UBS on Tuesday, December 1 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, April 4. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 9 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Thursday, October 20 by Barclays Capital.

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