Significant Insider Selling in Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) Continues

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Significant Insider Selling in Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) Continues

There was a substantial sale of shares of Morgan Stanley by an insider today, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Thomas Colm Kelleher, Officer — disposed of 40,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $2,023,516. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 42,480 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 82,480 shares and have averaged 27,493 shares per transaction over this time period.

Over the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Morgan Stanley is above its 14-company peer group average. The Investment Banking & Brokerage Services peer group saw 25 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.8 transactions per company. However, the number of shares traded per transaction by Morgan Stanley insiders is lower than its peers. Within the peer group there were 205,000 shares purchased and 882,348 shares sold with company insiders selling 27,094 shares on average over this time period.

The data sourced in creating and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

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