Todd Asset Management Upped Morgan Stanley Com New (MS) Stake; Profile of 2 Analysts Covering Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASX)

April 26, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Todd Asset Management Llc increased Morgan Stanley Com New (MS) stake by 28.26% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Todd Asset Management Llc acquired 222,998 shares as Morgan Stanley Com New (MS)’s stock rose 0.82%. The Todd Asset Management Llc holds 1.01M shares with $53.10M value, up from 789,036 last quarter. Morgan Stanley Com New now has $92.14B valuation. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $51.94. About 812,622 shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 27.83% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.28% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering had 3 analyst reports since May 31, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy” on Tuesday, May 31. The stock of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE:ASX) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Thursday, May 26. As per Friday, November 25, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. See Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE:ASX) latest ratings:

The stock decreased 1.44% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $7.52. About 968,245 shares traded or 25.09% up from the average. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE:ASX) has risen 8.61% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.94% the S&P500.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. provides a range of semiconductors packaging and testing, and electronic manufacturing services in the United States, Taiwan, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $12.83 billion. It operates through Packaging, Testing, and Electronic Manufacturing Services divisions. It has a 17.09 P/E ratio. The firm offers packaging services, including various packages, such as flip-chip ball grid array , flip-chip chip scale package, advanced chip scale packages, quad flat packages, thin quad flat packages, bump chip carrier and quad flat no-lead (QFN) packages, advanced QFN packages, plastic BGAs, and 3D chip packages; stacked die solutions in various package types; and copper wire and silver bonding solutions.

Todd Asset Management Llc decreased Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) stake by 10,055 shares to 293,038 valued at $19.19 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Axa (AXAHY) stake by 17,876 shares and now owns 556,042 shares. Abbvie (NYSE:ABBV) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Ajo Lp reported 2.08 million shares stake. Smithfield Trust holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 3,957 shares. Visionary Asset Mgmt reported 4,513 shares stake. 156 are owned by Goodman Fincl. Moreover, Wellcome Tru Limited (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Tru has 6.7% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). D E Shaw And has invested 0.01% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Reliance Trust Of Delaware reported 0.06% stake. Bryn Mawr Co owns 4,201 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Natl Pension Service holds 1.17M shares. Blb&B Advsr Lc has invested 0.05% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Yhb Invest Advisors reported 0.51% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Bessemer Group Inc reported 1.06% stake. Moreover, Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Com has 0.15% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 480,452 shares. Kcm Inv Ltd holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 61,732 shares. Profund Advsrs owns 42,832 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. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Evercore upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Monday, August 31 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 17. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MS in report on Wednesday, March 30 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of MS in report on Wednesday, October 7 to “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Thursday, January 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $35 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, February 16. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5800 target in Monday, June 19 report. The stock has “Sell” rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 13.

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