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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 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 indicated in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Paul C Wirth, Officer — disposed of 20,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,138,110. There have been 3 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 80,679 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 100,679 shares and have averaged 25,170 shares per transaction over this time period.

Over the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Morgan Stanley is greater than its 15-company peer group average. The Investment Banking & Brokerage Services peer group saw 21 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.4 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 0 shares purchased and 2,554,447 shares sold with company insiders having sold 121,640 shares on average over this time period.

The data sourced in evaluating 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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