Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets (NYSE:MSF) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume

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29K shares changed hands in the last trading session. Overall, volume was up 101.64% over the stocks normal daily volume. Short traders are feeling a little more bearish on shares of the company lately as indicated by the motion in short interest. The company saw a rise in short interest of 13.74% between September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017. Short shares increased from 12,901 to 14,673 over that period.

These firms have modified their investment in MSF. Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd bolstered its ownership by buying 700 shares an increase of 4.1% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd now holds 17,685 shares worth $307,000. The total value of its holdings increased 12.0%. As of quarter end Bank Of Montreal /can/ had acquired 4,132 shares growing its position 67.3%. The value of the total investment in Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets increased from $99,000 to $178,000 increasing 79.8% quarter over quarter.

As of the end of the quarter Deschutes Portfolio Strategy, LLC had bought a total of 2,465 shares growing its holdings by 0.8%. The value of the investment in (MSF) went from $5,273,000 to $5,717,000 a change of $444,000 since the last quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management, LLC trimmed its holdings by selling 685 shares a decrease of 3.1% as of 09/30/2017. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management, LLC currently owns 21,524 shares with a value of $374,000. The value of the position overall is up by 4.2%.

The company is trading down by 0.06% percent from yesterday’s close. Shares of the company are trading at $17.50 which is a tad under $17.59, the stock’s 50 day moving average and which is just over the 200 day moving average of $16.68. The 50 day moving average was down $-0.09 whereas the 200 day average was up by +4.90%.

Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. (the Fund), launched on August 27, 1991, is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund?s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in equity securities. At least 65% of the Fund’s total assets are invested in emerging country equity securities, including common and preferred stock, convertible fixed-income securities, warrants and rights, equity interests in trusts and partnerships, and American depository receipts (ADRs) and global depository receipts (GDRs). The Fund may invest up to 10% of its net assets in foreign real estate companies. The Fund invests in various industries, including commercial banks, energy equipment and services, airlines, electric utilities, household durables, media, metals and mining, multi-line retail, personal products, computers and peripherals, construction and engineering, insurance, marine, wireless telecommunication services, and oil, gas and consumable fuels..