Greenwood Capital Associates Increased By $1.16 Million Its Morgan Stanley (MS) Holding; RPX (RPXC) Covered By 1 Bullish Analysts Last Week

December 7, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Greenwood Capital Associates Llc increased Morgan Stanley (MS) stake by 80.05% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Greenwood Capital Associates Llc acquired 26,277 shares as Morgan Stanley (MS)’s stock declined 9.43%. The Greenwood Capital Associates Llc holds 59,101 shares with $2.63 million value, up from 32,824 last quarter. Morgan Stanley now has $93.45B valuation. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $51.69. About 7.70 million shares traded. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. RPX Corporation had 11 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co downgraded RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) on Monday, February 6 to “Market Perform” rating. Barclays Capital downgraded RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) on Thursday, August 20 to “Underweight” rating. Robert W. Baird upgraded RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) on Friday, February 17 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, December 16. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, October 31. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, November 4. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report. Cowen & Co maintained RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) rating on Wednesday, February 15. Cowen & Co has “Market Perform” rating and $11 target. See RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) latest ratings:

30/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight Old Target: $12 New Target: $13 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $12.8. About 110,568 shares traded. RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) has risen 55.41% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.71% the S&P500.

RPX Corporation provides patent risk management and discovery services in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and internationally. The company has market cap of $633.94 million. It offers a subscription patent risk management service that facilitates exchanges of value between owners and users of patents. It has a 31.92 P/E ratio. The firm also provides a defensive patent aggregation in which it acquires patent assets to offer clients with sub-licenses; and underwrites patent infringement liability insurance policies to insure against certain costs of litigation.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.05, from 1.34 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 12 investors sold RPX Corporation shares while 43 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 41.96 million shares or 2.01% more from 41.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 54,758 shares or 0% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement System invested in 80,033 shares or 0% of the stock. Hutchin Hill Lp holds 0.04% in RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) or 79,400 shares. Panagora Asset Management Inc reported 75,825 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Gru Inc Llp holds 162,267 shares. Independent Consultants owns 485 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Jacobs Levy Equity Management reported 234,258 shares. Missouri-based Parkside Finance National Bank has invested 0.01% in RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC). Clark Estates invested in 210,000 shares. Private Wealth Prtn Ltd Llc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) for 40,000 shares. Legal & General Group Inc Public Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC). Ny State Teachers Retirement invested in 4,400 shares. Lpl Limited Com invested in 0% or 21,374 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md owns 11,537 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cornercap Investment Counsel holds 0.1% or 42,495 shares in its portfolio.

Among 29 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 82 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, July 30. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 30. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MS in report on Thursday, October 20 with “Equal Weight” rating. Argus Research maintained the shares of MS in report on Friday, September 4 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 3 by Atlantic Securities. RBC Capital Markets maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Tuesday, October 20 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 5 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 11. Barclays Capital maintained Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Wednesday, October 18 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The company was initiated on Wednesday, July 13 by Berenberg.

Greenwood Capital Associates Llc decreased Alps (AMLP) stake by 208,390 shares to 145,342 valued at $1.74 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ishares Msci (INDA) stake by 59,345 shares and now owns 20,921 shares. Alphabet Inc was reduced too.

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