Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) recently ticked higher on weak volume. About 8.01 million contracts were traded on 12-Sep-17 compared to daily average volume of 8.67 million shares. The first sale was made at $45.36 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 1.31%. It was last traded at $45.75 apiece.

Morgan Stanley (MS): Outperform Candidate With 9.09% Upside Potential

Morgan Stanley is maintained at an average outperform rating by 27 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.06% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 0.22% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 8.28%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 15 of analysts who cover Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $49.91 price target on Morgan Stanley, pointing towards a 9.09% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -6.44% less than its 52-week high.

Morgan Stanley Reports -6.68% Sales Growth

Morgan Stanley (MS) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.76 as it actually earned $0.87 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -6.68% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $9.09 billion.

MS Adds 1.87% In A Week

This company shares (MS) so far managed to recover 49.41% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.98% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.92%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 0.68% and sits -0.65% lower versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 1.87% gains and is up by 3.64% compared with its 200-day moving average of $44.5. Also, Morgan Stanley (MS) needs to expand a 41.9% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) Consensus Call At 2.3

As regular trading ended, Medtronic plc (MDT) stock brought in a $0.74 rise to $82.3. The day started at a price of $81.5 but then traded as high as $82.36 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.3. Medtronic plc is given 7 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 11 holds. The company shares sank -8.27% from their peak of $89.72 and now has a $112.08 billion market value of equity.

Medtronic plc Could Grow 11.11% More

MDT’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale improved from 2.12 thirty days ago to 2.17 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see Medtronic plc (MDT) price hitting a mean target of $91.44 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 11.11% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 26.37% compared to the most bullish target.

Medtronic plc (MDT) Returns 15.54% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 4.07 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 4.37 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 1.24% which for the month reaches 1.61%. Medtronic plc dipped to as low as $81.09 throughout the day and has returned 15.54% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $69.35 but has recovered 18.67% since then.