Morgan Stanley: Major Shareholder Changes for Q3

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently increased stock shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

SEC data indicate these insiders have bought Morgan Stanley’s stock since 06/30/2011:

  • Gorman James P: act as President and CEO(Click HERE for the list of stocks that their CEOs have bought). On 08/04/2011, bought 100,000 shares, worth $2,062,000.
  • Taubman Paul J: act as Co-President-Inst’l Securities. On 08/04/2011, bought 50,000 shares, worth $1,019,000.
  • Porat Ruth: act as CFO(Click HERE for the list of stocks that their CFOs have bought). On 08/04/2011, bought 25,000 shares, worth $512,500.
  • Owens James W: act as Director. On 08/02/2011, bought 5,000 shares, worth $110,200.
  • Olayan Hutham S: act as Director. On 08/05/2011, bought 5,000 shares, worth $100,000.

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly increased their stock shares of Morgan Stanley in Q3 2011:

  • CAPITAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT LP: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 6,900,000 shares, worth $92,943,000.
  • HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 3,490,600 shares, worth $47,018,382.
  • RCM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 3,204,950 shares, worth $43,170,677.
  • PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 1,756,560 shares, worth $23,660,863.
  • MORGAN STANLEY: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 1,406,867 shares, worth $18,950,498.

About the company: Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, provides diversified financial services on a worldwide basis. The Company operates a global securities business which serves individual and institutional investors and investment banking clients. Morgan Stanley also operates a global asset management business.

Competitors to Watch: Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB), UBS AG (NYSE:UBS), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (NYSE:MTU), Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC), Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE:JEF), and General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

(Note: Data regarding Morgan Stanley’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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