Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Morgan Stanley posts 1Q profit

Morgan Stanley posts 1Q profit

Carmakers and auto parts suppliers are rising, as are other consumer-focused companies.

This quarter, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Bank of America all posted solid increases in revenue from trading in bonds, currencies and commodities. The stock recently closed its previous session at $41.21 by showing a percentage change of -0.67% from its previous day closing price of $41.49.

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CMC Markets analyst Colin Cieszynski said: "Action in United States stocks moving deeper into earnings season indicates that traders appear to be more in punishing those who fail to meet inflated expectations and taking profits against positive news, than in adding to positions".

The gains began to fade though as oil prices and energy companies sagged.

OIL: U.S. crude oil futures lost 27 to $52.14 per barrel in NY. Brent crude, used to price global oils, rose 13 cents to $55.02 per barrel in London. Elsewhere, Charles Schwab rose 55 cents, or 1.5percent, to $38.46 and Prudential climbed $1.31, or 1.3 percent, to $104.88. Half of the blue-chip index's losses came from IBM, which reported weaker-than-expected sales in the first quarter. IBM stock fell $7.69, or 4.5 percent, to $162.36. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $44.15 and a 200-day moving average price of $40.77. But this year, it dropped to 21 percent - even though bond trading had soared. That helped banks but hurt high-dividend companies including utilities and real estate investment trusts. The business grew assets under management to $2.19 trillion from $1.999 trillion a year earlier, despite cutting back on retail locations and slightly reducing the number of wealth managers.

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Genuine Parts raised its profit forecast for the year, although it acknowledged its USA business has been weak. Equities-trading revenue declined 1.9 percent to $2.02 billion, compared with the $1.92 billion estimate.

Revenue in the bank's fixed-income trading business rose to $1.7 billion from $873 million in the quarter, the best quarter for the business in two years. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH now owns 504,798 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $15,681,000 after buying an additional 356,439 shares during the period. Despite disappointing results from Goldman Sachs Tuesday morning, most have said their trading units did well, and they're also benefiting from higher interest rates.

Bridgewater Associates LP purchased a new position in shares of Morgan Stanley during the third quarter valued at $2,741,000. The company said shipments of its da Vinci device and surgeries performed with it both jumped.

In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline fell 5 cents, or 3 percent, to $1.66 a gallon. Heating oil lost 4 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $1.58 a gallon. Silver lost 11 cents to $18.16 an ounce. Volatility for the week appears to be 2.06% in conjunction with the Volatility for the month at 2.46%.

Fellow Wall Street giant BlackRock - the world's largest fund management group - also posted figures on Wednesday showing better-than-expected earnings as first quarter net income rose 31% to 862 million U.S. dollars (£672 million). The euro fell to $1.0714 from $1.0731.

Global stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors gauged the impact from British Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise decision to hold early elections.

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