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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Morgan Stanley Admits Mistake, Backs Away from Energy Stocks

From Bloomberg:
Toward the beginning of 2015, with crude oil prices in free fall, Morgan Stanley's equity strategy team made a bold call, upgrading the energy sector to overweight. 
But there's been no reprieve for those stocks this year, with the S&P 500 energy sector index losing nearly one-quarter of its value year-to-date:  
Bloomberg

Now, in a display of candor that's rare on Wall Street, chief U.S. equity strategist Adam Parker is waving the white flag.

"We made a really bad call by going overweight energy at the beginning of this year," he wrote. 
Morgan Stanley downgraded the sector to market weight, indicating the supply glut in oil may not improve for another year, at a minimum, and that investors will likely find a better entry point in six to nine months.
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