China Investment Corp, the Chinese sovereign wealth fund that bought a 9.9 percent stake in Morgan Stanley in 2007, sold $90.5 million of shares in the investment bank on July 30, bringing the total amount divested in the last two weeks to about $558 million.
CIC sold 3.34 million shares at a weighted average of $27.10 on July 30, the Beijing-based fund said today in a regulatory filing. CIC still owns 155.7 million Morgan Stanley shares, according to the filing.
The fund has sold 20.54 million shares since July 21, the day New York-based Morgan Stanley jumped by the most in more than a year after reporting better-than-expected earnings.
The shares fell 19 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $27.49 at 4 pm in New York Stock Exchange composite trading.