Are Morgan Stanley’s Biggest Shareholders Worried About a Facebook IPO Lawsuit?

Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) are trading lower at 13.68% in 2012. It’s been a rough week for the company and it could get worse before it gets better. On Wednesday, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), along with the other underwriters, and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) have been sued by investors in a proposed class action. They are claiming they had been misled in buying the social network firm’s stock; they estimate losses are more than $2.5 billion since last week’s initial public offering last week, reported Bloomberg.

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714 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 1.543 billion shares on 03/31/2012 . The shares closed at $19.58 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Morgan Stanley at the end of March 31st, 2012.

Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group Inc held 432,017,152 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $8,484,816,602.

State Street Corp held 186,563,886 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,664,114,607. This brought the portfolio total to 0.56%.

FMR LLC held 71,588,386 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,405,995,857. This brought the portfolio total to 0.25%.

Vanguard Group Inc held 58,604,395 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,150,990,282. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co held 55,663,618 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,093,233,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.44%.

Franklin Resources Inc held 49,824,246 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $978,548,161. This brought the portfolio total to 0.65%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 37,921,444 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $744,777,137. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc /MD/ held 31,743,396 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $623,440,278. This brought the portfolio total to 0.19%.

Jennison Associates LLC held 23,168,622 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $455,031,722. This brought the portfolio total to 0.55%.

Capital World Investors held 23,000,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $451,719,986. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

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