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Stocks Aim To Attain Analyst Attentions: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG)

Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) [Trend Analysis] runs in leading trade, it plunging -0.69% to traded at $31.84. The firm has price volatility of 3.01% for a week and 2.20% for a month. Its beta stands at 2.09 times. Finally, analysts shed their light over the MS price targets; maintaining price high target of 46.00 while at average the price target was 33.02 in contrast with the current price of 31.94. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 13 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 13 stands on similar situation; while 12 for the current month as compared to 12 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 stands at overweight and 1 analyst gave Underweight and 1 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 0.47% and monthly performance was 0.00%. The stock price of MS is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 0.38% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 4.10%.

Several matter pinch shares of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) [Trend Analysis], as shares plunging -0.42% to $42.64 with a share volume of 97296. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked HIG in recent few months. In ratings table the HIG given BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current phase. The not a single analyst has SELL recommendation for current month on HIG. While 10 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current. As per remarks given by WSJ, consensus pool recommends it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.94 at current month while compared with $0.93 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $1.08 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $3.27 as compared to one month ago of $3.27, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $4.08.

The stock is going forward its 52-week low with 18.40% and moving down from its 52-week high price with -12.04%. The float short ratio was 1.60%, as compared to sentiment indicator; Short Ratio was 1.89.


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