Gamco Investors Et Al Has Lifted By $340,710 Its Sherwin Williams Co Com (SHW) Holding; Morgan Stanley (MS)’s Sentiment Is 1.1

May 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Morgan Stanley (MS) investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 366 investment professionals started new or increased equity positions, while 333 decreased and sold stock positions in Morgan Stanley. The investment professionals in our database now own: 1.51 billion shares, down from 1.53 billion shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Morgan Stanley in top ten equity positions was flat from 26 to 26 for the same number . Sold All: 38 Reduced: 295 Increased: 255 New Position: 111.

Gamco Investors Inc Et Al increased Sherwin Williams Co Com (SHW) stake by 19.66% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al acquired 831 shares as Sherwin Williams Co Com (SHW)’s stock declined 5.42%. The Gamco Investors Inc Et Al holds 5,058 shares with $2.07 million value, up from 4,227 last quarter. Sherwin Williams Co Com now has $36.07B valuation. The stock increased 1.93% or $7.34 during the last trading session, reaching $387.57. About 767,680 shares traded or 15.35% up from the average. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has risen 26.25% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 43 investors sold SHW shares while 252 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 221 raised stakes. 68.54 million shares or 1.28% less from 69.43 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 417,913 were accumulated by Alliancebernstein L P. 234,033 were accumulated by Deutsche Bancorp Ag. Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Hldgs has 0.14% invested in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Baxter Bros Inc owns 1,400 shares. Hudson Bay Cap Limited Partnership reported 2,000 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 3,937 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Barclays Plc invested in 75,591 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Jefferies Group Inc Ltd stated it has 0.02% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). 824 are held by Koch. Royal Bancorp Of Canada invested in 219,841 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Capital World Investors holds 2.63 million shares. Btim Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Rwc Asset Limited Liability Partnership holds 44,000 shares or 0.96% of its portfolio. 490,654 are held by Sirios Limited Partnership. Btc Capital Management owns 597 shares.

More recent The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ask Sherwin Williams” on May 18, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Sherwin-Williams’ (SHW) CEO John Morikis on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 25, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Loeb’s Third Point LLC Enters Adobe (ADBE), EA (EA), Wynn (WYN) (more…) – 13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since March 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $306,945 activity. On Wednesday, March 14 IPPOLITO PETER J. sold $306,945 worth of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) or 750 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Sherwin-Williams Company had 69 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Thursday, October 5. The company was downgraded on Monday, July 11 by Seaport Global. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, April 25. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 4. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 22 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 23 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) rating on Friday, January 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $315 target. The rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, August 25 to “Neutral”. The stock of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Robert W. Baird.

Gamco Investors Inc Et Al decreased Rpc Inc. Common (NYSE:RES) stake by 301,986 shares to 2.44M valued at $62.17M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Snyders Lance Inc Com (NASDAQ:LNCE) stake by 106,793 shares and now owns 2.32M shares. United States Cellular Corp (NYSE:USM) was reduced too.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Morgan Stanley’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Morgan Stanley, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. MS was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 6, 2016. The stock has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 11. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $35.0 target in Thursday, October 20 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Guggenheim.

More recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Bearish Trend” on April 23, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Square, Facebook, other Silicon Valley executives are popular choice for nation’s boardrooms” on May 18, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Morgan Stanley’s rebound” with publication date: May 03, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group Inc holds 100% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley for 432.02 million shares. Valueact Holdings L.P. owns 17.96 million shares or 9.53% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dsam Partners (London) Ltd has 6.98% invested in the company for 791,331 shares. The United Kingdom-based Wellcome Trust Ltd (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Trust has invested 6.7% in the stock. Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture, a Texas-based fund reported 142,500 shares.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial services and products to firms, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has market cap of $95.45 billion. The companyÂ’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 17.56 P/E ratio. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; corporate loans, commercial and residential mortgage lending, and asset-backed lending; financing for equities and commodities customers; loans to municipalities; and investments and research services.

Analysts await Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $1.15 EPS, up 32.18% or $0.28 from last year’s $0.87 per share. MS’s profit will be $2.04B for 11.72 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.45 actual EPS reported by Morgan Stanley for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.69% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.73% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $53.92. About 6.70M shares traded. Morgan Stanley (MS) has risen 27.83% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.28% the S&P500.

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