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Appleton Partners Has Boosted Its Stake in Morgan Stanley Com New (MS) as Valuation Declined; As Magellan Midstream Prtnrs LP (MMP) Stock Value Declined, Samson Capital Management Lowered by $4.87 Million Its Stake

Samson Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Magellan Midstream Prtnrs Lp (MMP) by 34.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Samson Capital Management Llc sold 68,611 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 129,079 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.17M, down from 197,690 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Samson Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Magellan Midstream Prtnrs Lp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $73.75. About 578,840 shares traded. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) has risen 3.55% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.15% the S&P500.

Appleton Partners Inc increased its stake in Morgan Stanley Com New (MS) by 140.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Appleton Partners Inc bought 7,485 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.43% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 12,830 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $618,000, up from 5,345 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Appleton Partners Inc who had been investing in Morgan Stanley Com New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $103.88 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.90% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $57.46. About 15.12M shares traded or 91.16% up from the average. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 59 investors sold MS shares while 292 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 1.53 billion shares or 1.48% less from 1.55 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hm Payson And Communications has invested 0.01% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Davidson Inv Advsr reported 0.92% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Sandy Spring State Bank invested in 522 shares. Wedge Cap Mgmt L Ltd Partnership Nc accumulated 710,932 shares. Cadinha & Company Ltd Liability Corporation has 4,468 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 940,950 are owned by Amp Cap Invsts Limited. Gamco Inc Et Al reported 0.43% stake. Amica Mutual Ins holds 115,131 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. Glenmede Trust Na reported 92,988 shares. Dowling And Yahnke Limited Liability Company holds 0.48% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) or 98,764 shares. Independent Invsts invested in 4,650 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Kings Point Capital Mgmt accumulated 7,364 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Baxter Bros accumulated 37,170 shares. Blackrock holds 106.04 million shares. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Liability holds 0.32% or 9.62 million shares.

Appleton Partners Inc, which manages about $6.06 billion and $593.57 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New Sponsor (NASDAQ:VOD) by 14,342 shares to 35,578 shares, valued at $1.01 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Target Corp Com (NYSE:TGT) by 6,050 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,314 shares, and cut its stake in 3M Co Com (NYSE:MMM).

Among 29 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Morgan Stanley has $82 highest and $1 lowest target. $44.83’s average target is -21.98% below currents $57.46 stock price. Morgan Stanley had 95 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 9. HSBC upgraded the shares of MS in report on Friday, September 15 to “Buy” rating. Macquarie Research maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) rating on Wednesday, October 5. Macquarie Research has “Outperform” rating and $37 target. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 20. Wood maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, April 19 with “Market Perform” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 11 to “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment is 0.9 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 42 investors sold MMP shares while 161 reduced holdings. only 40 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 134.51 million shares or 2.12% more from 131.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Naples Glob Advsrs Ltd Llc invested in 0.11% or 4,675 shares. Holderness Investments Co holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) for 9,120 shares. Ameritas Investment Partners owns 1,400 shares. Arcadia Mngmt Corp Mi, Michigan-based fund reported 5,825 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Limited Liability holds 0.04% or 502,232 shares. Catawba Cap Mgmt Va has invested 0.64% in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP). Washington Commercial Bank invested in 0.02% or 1,927 shares. Moreover, Barnett has 0.02% invested in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP). 5,631 are held by Douglass Winthrop Lc. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Com accumulated 223,712 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Rothschild Investment Corporation Il invested in 0.18% or 21,750 shares. Bush Odonnell Inv has invested 0.71% in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP). Northern invested in 166,066 shares. Tocqueville Asset Management LP has 60,963 shares. Noesis Cap Mangement Corp reported 0.41% stake.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $353,200 activity.

Analysts await Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.09 earnings per share, up 4.81% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.04 per share. MMP’s profit will be $248.55 million for 16.92 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.87 actual earnings per share reported by Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.29% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE:MMP), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. had 55 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, July 23 with “Hold”. The stock of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, August 18 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 5 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27. On Saturday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, January 12. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Monday, August 10. The stock of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) earned “Buy” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Monday, December 19.

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