Morning News:Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS); Windstream Holdings Inc, (NASDAQ:WIN) And Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT)

Boston, MA, 03/25/2014  (usastockreports) – The week will be an important one for the investors of the Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) as they await the Fed’s final nod to the bank to return capital to them for the first time since the financial crises. However, according to the analysts, the Fed’s approval for the buyback of shares by the bank to provide dividends to its investors might not fetch the return as expected. The bank’s rate of return on equity has been down below the modest mark of 10% from the past few years, which calls for the urgency on part of the bank to step in and take measures to boost its profits. If the bank does not fulfill the expectations in the near term, then there are chances that its shareholders might get impatient and demand bolder strategies from its management. But at this point of time, all of this depends on the Fed’s decision to the extent it will allow the bank to spend on buybacks.

Windstream Holdings Inc, (NASDAQ:WIN)‘s COO, Whittington Brent has reportedly sold 160,000 shares last weel. Post this transaction, Brent now owns 385,611 shares, which translates into a reduced stake by nearly 30%. Windstream is a communications and technology solutions provider in the United States. Windstream Holdings Inc, (NASDAQ:WIN) is regarded among one, which has been able to keep its dividend payout steady inspite of headwinds.

Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) might find some pullback down the road as it gets a rating downgrade from the analyst at Goldman Sachs. The research firm has revised the price target downward from $10 to $9 and reiterated the ‘neutral’ rating on the stock. This analyst review comes on the backdrop of the company’s recent offering of $200 million worth of 9.5% senior notes that are due to mature in 2019 and another offering of $350 million Senior notes with maturity in 2020. According to the Goldman Sach analyst, these modes of financing stand to impact the research firm’s interest expenses in a negative way as it signals cash flow burn and risk for equity financing.

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