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Independent Portfolio Consultants Increased Morgan Stanley (MS) Position by $667,260 as Shares Declined; Fuller H B Co (FUL) Shareholder Daruma Capital Management Upped Holding

Mariko Gordon increased its stake in Fuller H B Co (FUL) by 8.24% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Daruma Capital Management Llc bought 76,421 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.32% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mariko Gordon held 1.00M shares of the home furnishings company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $51.30 million, up from 927,258 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Daruma Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Fuller H B Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.70 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $53.65. About 890,025 shares traded or 139.19% up from the average. H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) has risen 15.74% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.96% the S&P500.

Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc increased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 64.21% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc bought 15,165 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.43% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 38,784 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.73 million, up from 23,619 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc who had been investing in Morgan Stanley for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $96.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $53.1. About 12.51M shares traded or 62.16% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 20. As per Tuesday, October 20, the company rating was downgraded by S&P Research. Evercore upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 31 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by Wood. JP Morgan upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, February 16 to “Overweight” rating. As per Tuesday, September 15, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, October 8. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 9. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.21, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 71 investors sold MS shares while 297 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 252 raised stakes. 1.55 billion shares or 0.70% less from 1.56 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Salzhauer Michael invested in 16,879 shares. King Wealth has invested 0.25% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership invested in 0.43% or 218,455 shares. Everence Management has invested 0.31% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Standard Life owns 3.57M shares or 0.54% of their US portfolio. Zeke Capital Ltd Liability invested in 0.13% or 14,531 shares. Comerica Bancorporation stated it has 352,581 shares. Mufg Americas Hldg holds 0% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 450 shares. Ws Mgmt Lllp invested 1.52% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Schwab Charles Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 6.05 million shares. American Money Limited Liability Company stated it has 76,380 shares. Kiltearn Partners Llp reported 4.41 million shares or 6.32% of all its holdings. Intact has invested 0.02% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). 200 are held by Segantii Mgmt Ltd. Voya Invest Management Ltd Liability Company owns 747,546 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio.

Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc, which manages about $2.11 billion and $241.08M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) by 10,491 shares to 8,856 shares, valued at $597,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) by 24,520 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,574 shares, and cut its stake in Thor Inds Inc (NYSE:THO).

Among 7 analysts covering HB Fuller (NYSE:FUL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. HB Fuller had 18 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird initiated the shares of FUL in report on Thursday, September 14 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Tuesday, October 31 to “Neutral”. The stock of H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, September 29. On Monday, March 28 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 26 by Seaport Global Securities. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Thursday, September 3. Robert W. Baird maintained H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) rating on Monday, October 16. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $60.0 target. Deutsche Bank maintained H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) on Friday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 30.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $539,332 activity. 3,870 shares were sold by Martsching Robert J, worth $224,174.

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