Morgan Stanley Company Profile (NYSE:MS)

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley logoMorgan Stanley is a financial holding company. The Company is a global financial services firm that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, advises, and originates, trades, manages and distributes capital for, governments, institutions and individuals. Its segments include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company provides a range of products and services to a group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. Its Institutional Securities business segment provides investment banking, sales and trading, and other services. Its Wealth Management business segment provides an array of financial services and solutions to individual investors and institutions covering brokerage, banking and retirement plan services. Its Investment Management business segment provides a range of investment strategies and products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Investment Brokerage - National
  • Sub-Industry: Investment Banking & Brokerage
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MS
  • CUSIP: 61744644
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $46.52
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $43.96
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $37.47
  • 52-Week Range: $22.68 - $46.82
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.93
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.75
  • P/E Growth: 1.00
  • Market Cap: $86.16B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,852,000,000
  • Beta: 1.8
  • Net Margins: 15.76%
  • Return on Equity: 8.48%
  • Return on Assets: 0.73%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.31%
  • Current Ratio: 0.71%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.71%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Hold Ratings, 17 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.59)
Consensus Price Target: $39.18 (15.77% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/22/2017Compass PointInitiated CoverageNeutral$46.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
2/7/2017Daiwa Capital MarketsUpgradeHold -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/30/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuy$49.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017CLSAReiterated RatingBuy$54.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$48.00View Rating Details
1/12/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingSell -> buyView Rating Details
1/11/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeSell -> BuyView Rating Details
1/10/2017Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetNeutral$42.00View Rating Details
1/4/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$50.00View Rating Details
12/21/2016Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeUnderweight -> Neutral$27.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details
12/12/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetBuy$45.00View Rating Details
12/5/2016HSBC Holdings plcInitiated CoverageHold$42.00View Rating Details
12/4/2016GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/30/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$34.00 -> $43.00View Rating Details
11/29/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/6/2016Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy -> Hold$33.00View Rating Details
8/25/2016Buckingham ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
8/17/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $36.00View Rating Details
7/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$34.00View Rating Details
7/21/2016UBS AGBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $34.00View Rating Details
7/21/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$27.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
7/13/2016Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold$29.00View Rating Details
7/12/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/10/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingNeutral -> HoldView Rating Details
6/29/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$32.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
4/18/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/19/2016JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingOutperform$36.00View Rating Details
4/19/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$31.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
2/22/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price Target$31.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
2/16/2016Portales PartnersUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
1/21/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetNeutral$30.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
1/14/2016Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingBuy$45.00View Rating Details
10/21/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeBuy$48.00 -> $38.00View Rating Details
8/31/2015Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$41.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/17/2017Q416$0.65$0.81$8.51 billion$9.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2016Q316$0.63$0.80$8.17 billion$8.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$0.59$0.75$8.30 billion$8.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/18/2016Q116$0.65$0.55$8.52 billion$7.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/19/2016Q415$0.33$0.43$7.59 billion$7.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q315$0.63$0.34$8.54 billion$7.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2015Q215$0.73$0.79$9.10 billion$9.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2015Q115$0.79$0.85$9.16 billion$9.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2015Q414$0.58$0.40$8.17 billion$7.76 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2014Q314$0.54$0.77$8.16 billion$8.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$0.58$0.91$8.41 million$8.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q114$0.60$0.68$8.52 billion$8.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/17/2014Q413$0.47$0.20$8.04 billion$7.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2013Q313$0.48$0.50$7.76 billion$8.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$0.44$0.37$7.93 billion$8.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$0.57$0.61$8.34 billion$8.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/18/2013Q4 2012$0.27$0.45$7.02 billion$7.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.25$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.33$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$0.43($0.05)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2012($0.62)($0.14)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2011$0.32$1.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011($0.65)($0.38)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.34$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2011$0.35$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.42 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.96 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.42$0.68$0.55
Q2 20162$0.61$0.63$0.62
Q3 20162$0.65$0.67$0.66
Q4 20163$0.66$0.76$0.71
Q1 20171$0.86$0.86$0.86
Q2 20171$0.89$0.89$0.89
Q3 20171$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q4 20171$0.77$0.77$0.77
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.72%
Dividend Growth:51.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:27.40% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
23.39% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
20.20% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.35%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.87%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/14/2017Paul C WirthCFOSell12,481$46.04$574,625.24View SEC Filing  
2/8/2017Thomas Colm KelleherPresidentSell182,027$43.82$7,976,423.14View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Paul C WirthCFOSell10,000$44.25$442,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Eric F GrossmanInsiderSell17,562$42.14$740,062.68View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017James P GormanChairmanSell284,827$42.30$12,048,182.10View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Daniel A SimkowitzInsiderSell121,351$42.05$5,102,809.55View SEC Filing  
11/30/2016James P GormanChairmanSell100,000$41.38$4,138,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016James A RosenthalCOOSell111,200$40.34$4,485,808.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Eric F GrossmanInsiderSell60,675$37.84$2,295,942.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016James P GormanChairmanSell200,000$37.70$7,540,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Daniel A SimkowitzInsiderSell60,119$37.56$2,258,069.64View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Jonathan PruzanCFOSell44,625$33.90$1,512,787.50View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016James A RosenthalCOOSell66,500$33.89$2,253,685.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2016Eric F GrossmanInsiderSell220,400$33.22$7,321,688.00View SEC Filing  
10/20/2016James A RosenthalCOOSell189,000$32.85$6,208,650.00View SEC Filing  
10/20/2016Thomas Colm KelleherPresidentSell222,712$32.90$7,327,224.80View SEC Filing  
9/27/2016Stanley MorganMajor ShareholderSell357$23,750.00$8,478,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Paul C WirthCFOSell18,929$31.70$600,049.30View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Keishi HotsukiInsiderSell246,452$30.27$7,460,102.04View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Paul C WirthCFOSell20,000$30.20$604,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Donald T NicolaisenDirectorSell3,302$27.88$92,059.76View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016James A RosenthalCOOSell91,426$29.06$2,656,839.56View SEC Filing  
7/21/2016Jeffrey S BrodskyInsiderSell19,955$28.79$574,504.45View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Eric F GrossmanInsiderSell24,952$28.21$703,895.92View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016James A RosenthalCOOSell50,000$25.13$1,256,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/26/2015Donald T NicolaisenDirectorSell4,160$37.77$157,123.20View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Paul C WirthCFOSell39,462$38.37$1,514,156.94View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Thomas Colm KelleherInsiderSell32,833$36.72$1,205,627.76View SEC Filing  
4/21/2015Eric F GrossmanInsiderSell34,481$37.10$1,279,245.10View SEC Filing  
4/21/2015James A RosenthalCOOSell50,030$37.10$1,856,113.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2015Paul C WirthCFOSell21,500$35.45$762,175.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Laura D TysonDirectorSell25,000$35.30$882,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Eric F GrossmanInsiderSell54,500$34.29$1,868,805.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Paul C WirthCFOSell10,000$34.44$344,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2014Eric F GrossmanInsiderSell35,000$32.90$1,151,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2014Gregory J FlemingInsiderSell100,000$33.02$3,302,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014James A RosenthalCOOSell30,800$32.50$1,001,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Keishi HotsukiInsiderSell33,864$30.02$1,016,597.28View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Howard DaviesDirectorSell12,000$31.17$374,040.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014James RosenthalCOOSell33,500$30.18$1,011,030.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2014Thomas Colm KelleherInsiderSell8,500$30.16$256,360.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Donald NicolaisenDirectorSell4,704$30.33$142,672.32View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013James A RosenthalCOOSell12,850$27.32$351,062.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2013Thomas Colm KelleherInsiderSell58,555$22.87$1,339,152.85View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
DateHeadline logoThese Big Banks Have Reportedly Been Chosen for Saudi Arabia’s Upcoming Giant IPO (NYSE:MS) - February 22 at 6:47 PM
News IconTaking a Look at the Chart for Morgan Stanley (MS) - The USA Commerce (NYSE:MS) - February 22 at 8:32 AM logoSaudi Aramco selects JPM, HSBC, Morgan Stanley as IPO lead underwriters - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:MS) - February 22 at 8:32 AM logoNOTICE TO MORGAN STANLEY CLIENTS: Klayman & Toskes, PA Announces Investigation of Morgan Stanley ... - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:MS) - February 22 at 8:32 AM logoUPDATE 1-Saudi Aramco selects lead underwriters for $100 bln IPO -WSJ (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 8:54 PM logoSaudi Aramco selects lead underwriters for $100 bln IPO -WSJ (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 7:15 PM logoSaudi Aramco selects JPM, HSBC, Morgan Stanley as IPO lead underwriters (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 7:15 PM logoNOTICE TO MORGAN STANLEY CLIENTS: Klayman & Toskes, … (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 6:16 PM logoMorgan Stanley's Zentner Says Fed Will Hike in September (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 6:16 PM logoMorgan Stanley's Zentner Sees a Struggle for Core PCE (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 6:16 PM logoMacy's Surprises Street With Earnings Beat (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 6:16 PM logoMorgan Stanley Sees Under-Appreciation of Risk (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 6:16 PM logoNOTICE TO MORGAN STANLEY CLIENTS: Klayman & Toskes, P.A. Announces Investigation of Morgan Stanley Following $8 Million in SEC Fines for Exchange Traded Fund Violations (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 6:16 PM logoApple target raised to $154 at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) - February 21 at 11:27 AM logoLamar Advertising to appear at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (NYSE:MS) - February 20 at 10:33 AM logo[$$] Wealth management: lending credibility (NYSE:MS) - February 19 at 5:43 PM
News Icon1 Killed, 3 Injured in Saudi Aramco Oil Pipeline Leak - U.S. News & World Report (NYSE:MS) - February 19 at 8:09 AM
News IconTrump, Yellen Nor the Russians Can Spook U.S. Investors (NYSE:MS) - February 17 at 4:13 PM
News IconMorgan Stanley fined $8m for ETF suitability blunder (NYSE:MS) - February 17 at 4:13 PM logoItaly court seeks $1.4 billion from Treasury executives over Morgan Stanley derivatives (NYSE:MS) - February 17 at 4:13 PM logoForm FWP MORGAN STANLEY Filed by: MORGAN STANLEY (NYSE:MS) - February 17 at 4:13 PM logoWhy Is Morgan Stanley (MS) Up 8.5% Since the Last Earnings Report? (NYSE:MS) - February 17 at 4:13 PM logoMeet the bankers working on a potential nearly $250 billion megamerger (NYSE:MS) - February 17 at 4:13 PM logoItaly court seeks $4.4 billion from Treasury execs, Morgan Stanley over derivatives (NYSE:MS) - February 17 at 4:13 PM
News IconMorgan Stanley (MS): What's the Story? - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MS) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoMorgan Stanley names investment officer to replace chief US equity strategist - CNBC (NYSE:MS) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logo[$$] Gary Cohn is embarrassing Goldman Sachs (NYSE:MS) - February 16 at 6:14 PM logoAcacia Communications to Present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (NYSE:MS) - February 16 at 4:39 PM logoUBS and Morgan Stanley dig in on Tesla (NYSE:MS) - February 16 at 8:32 AM logoSEC fines Morgan Stanley for unsuitable sales of inverse ETFs - MarketWatch (NYSE:MS) - February 15 at 1:19 AM logo[$$] My First Million: Tobias Kormind, jewellery retailer (NYSE:MS) - February 15 at 1:19 AM logoMorgan Stanley's India Pro Offers 6 Top Picks - Barron's (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:18 PM logoMorgan Stanley, Twitter, Tesaro: Doug Kass' Views - TheStreet - (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:18 PM logoNo, Under Armour Isn't Too Expensive, Morgan Stanley Says - Barron's (blog) (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:18 PM logoMorgan Stanley Shows Under Armour Some Love - (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:18 PM logoDown on China? Not Morgan Stanley - FT Alphaville (registration) (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:18 PM logoMorgan Stanley to pay $8 million to settle SEC charges - Reuters (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:18 PM
News IconMorgan Stanley's global head of stock trading just quit to join a $35 billion hedge fund - Business Insider (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:18 PM logoMorgan Stanley fined over unsuitable ETF product sales (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 2:06 PM logoUnder Armour Goes From Growth Stock To Mature Brand; Morgan Stanley Upgrades (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 11:13 AM logoMorgan Stanley says the worst is over for plunging Under Armour shares (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:57 AM logoMorgan Stanley sees fair value on Under Armour (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 8:12 AM logoChina Will Avoid a Bank Crisis, Reach High Income Status: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) - February 14 at 1:00 AM
News IconJohn Mele Jr. Named to Pacesetter’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (NYSE:MS) - February 13 at 7:48 PM
News IconMorgan Stanley upgrades AB Foods to 'overweight' (NYSE:MS) - February 13 at 7:48 PM logoWhat Was Life Like When The Dow Crossed 7,000 For The First Time? (NYSE:MS) - February 13 at 7:48 PM
News IconMorgan Stanley ups Glencore to 'overweight' (NYSE:MS) - February 13 at 10:07 AM logoMorgan Stanley sees fair value on JCP (NYSE:MS) - February 13 at 9:13 AM
News IconStudio City to outperform Macau market in 2017: MS (NYSE:MS) - February 12 at 11:32 PM
News Icon"Are You Ready For Greed?" Morgan Stanley Asks (NYSE:MS) - February 12 at 6:30 PM


What is Morgan Stanley's stock symbol?

Morgan Stanley trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MS."

How often does Morgan Stanley pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, February 15th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 27th.

Where is Morgan Stanley's stock going? Where will Morgan Stanley's stock price be in 2017?

29 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $54.00. On average, they anticipate Morgan Stanley's share price to reach $39.18 in the next twelve months.

When will Morgan Stanley announce their earnings?

Morgan Stanley is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 19th 2017.

Who owns Morgan Stanley stock?

Morgan Stanley's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (8.79%), FMR LLC (2.13%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.50%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.50%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.37%) and FIL Ltd (0.37%). Company insiders that own Morgan Stanley stock include Daniel A Simkowitz, Donald T Nicolaisen, Eric F Grossman, James A Rosenthal, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki, Paul C Wirth, Stanley Morgan and Thomas Colm Kelleher.

Who sold Morgan Stanley stock? Who is selling Morgan Stanley stock?

Morgan Stanley's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Numeric Investors LLC, Fred Alger Management Inc., Prudential PLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Credit Agricole S A and Janus Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley stock in the last year include Daniel A Simkowitz, Donald T Nicolaisen, Eric F Grossman, James A Rosenthal, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki, Paul C Wirth, Stanley Morgan and Thomas Colm Kelleher.

Who bought Morgan Stanley stock? Who is buying Morgan Stanley stock?

Morgan Stanley's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, State Street Corp, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Caxton Associates LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Discovery Capital Management LLC CT and Investec Asset Management LTD.

How do I buy Morgan Stanley stock?

Shares of Morgan Stanley can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Morgan Stanley stock cost?

One share of Morgan Stanley stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.52.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Chart for Thursday, February, 23, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff