Will Morgan Stanley’s Third Quarter Revenue Report Cause These Top Institutional Shareholders To Sell?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reported third quarter revenues of $5.3 billion, down mainly due to a hit of $2.3 billion for charges arising from their Debt Valuation Adjustment. They earned $562 million ($0.28 per share) from continuing operations, excluding the Debt Valuation Adjustment. The better adjusted earnings were a result of improved revenues from Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) operations which were higher by 36% annually. The bank’s Tier 1 capital ratio is 13.7% compared to 11.6% a year ago while book value fell from $31.29 a year ago to $30.53 a share.

Will Morgan Stanley’s shareholders decrease their holdings?  They reported owning a total of 46.651 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $16.74 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Morgan Stanley at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 14,300,621 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $239,392,392. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC held 10,146,038 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $169,844,674. This brought the portfolio total to 3.49%.

Wellcome Trust Ltd as trustee of the Wellcome Trust held 5,000,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $83,699,999. This brought the portfolio total to 1.11%.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc held 2,782,801 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $46,584,088. This brought the portfolio total to 0.13%.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC held 1,554,845 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $26,028,105. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Sandler Oneill Asset Management LLC held 993,700 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $16,634,538. This brought the portfolio total to 2.01%.

Honeywell International Inc held 964,100 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $16,139,034. This brought the portfolio total to 0.53%.

Moon Capital Management LLC held 940,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $957,000. This brought the portfolio total to 1.23%.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. held 919,182 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $15,387,106. This brought the portfolio total to 0.16%.

Wellcome Trust Ltd (the) as Trustee of The Wellcome Trust held 900,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $15,066,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

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