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NYSE:MS

Morgan Stanley (MS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$86.04
-0.01 (-0.01%)
(As of 02/29/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$85.35
$86.64
50-Day Range
$83.90
$93.91
52-Week Range
$69.42
$99.20
Volume
7.63 million shs
Average Volume
8.50 million shs
Market Capitalization
$140.70 billion
P/E Ratio
16.64
Dividend Yield
3.95%
Price Target
$94.56

Morgan Stanley MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.42 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.9% Upside
$94.56 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.16% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.22
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.65mentions of Morgan Stanley in the last 14 days
Based on 29 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$18.15 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
14.15%
From $6.36 to $7.26 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.77 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

20th out of 875 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

3rd out of 26 stocks


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About Morgan Stanley Stock (NYSE:MS)

Morgan Stanley is the 6th largest financial institution in the US. The company is ranked 61st on the Forbes Fortune 500 list and is the 39th largest bank in the world. A financial holding company, Morgan Stanley provides a full range of financial services to clients around the world.

Morgan Stanley was formed in 1935 as a result of the Glass-Steagall Act. Glass-Steagall separated commercial and investment banking in a way that forced the then-largest bank J.P. Morgan & Co to split into two groups. J.P. Morgan & Co. chose to retain the commercial side of the business while partners Henry S. Morga, grandson of J.P., and Harold Stanley took the investment end. In its first year, Morgan Stanley did 24% of the IPO business and maintains a lion’s share of the market to this day.

The original company existed and grew through acquisitions until 1987 when it merged with Dean Witter Discover & Co. The new Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Discover & Co existed for 14 years until 2001 when the name was shortened back to Morgan Stanley.

The bank is credited in part with both beginning and ending the financial crisis of 2007/2008. The Process Driven Trading unit lost $300 million in one day due to a short-squeeze that popped the bubble in the housing market. After teetering on the brink of failure Morgan Stanley agreed to become a bank holding company regulated by the Federal Reserve, a key factor in the original decision to split from parent J.P. Morgan & Co. Ironically when given the chance, present-day J.P. Morgan refused to buy Morgan Stanley but that was for the better.

Today, Morgan Stanley operates through three segments via offices in 41 countries and employs more than 75,000 people. Revenue in 2021 topped $49 billion and total assets topped $1.15 trillion.

The operating segments are Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management segments. The Institutional Securities segment is by far the largest and most profitable. It offers a range of services and products for businesses, institutions, and entities that include capital raising, strategic advisory, underwriting, advice on M&A, restructuring, and real estate. The Wealth Management segment provides brokerage and investment advisory services for individuals and employers. The services include brokerage, financial planning, company stock-plan administration, insurance, mortgage loans, lines of credit, and retirement planning. The Investment Management segment provides investment products to a range of institutions, organizations, corporations, and governments.

 

MS Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/16/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/15 Dividend
1/30/2024
Dividend Payable
2/15/2024
Today
2/29/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/16/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Security brokers & dealers
Sub-Industry
Investment Banking & Brokerage
CUSIP
61744644
Employees
80,000
Year Founded
1935

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$94.56
High Stock Price Target
$116.00
Low Stock Price Target
$79.15
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.42
Research Coverage
19 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$9.09 billion
Pretax Margin
21.82%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$96.19 billion
Cash Flow
$8.47 per share
Book Value
$55.79 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,635,270,000
Free Float
1,631,016,000
Market Cap
$140.70 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.44

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MS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Morgan Stanley stock right now?

19 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Morgan Stanley in the last twelve months. There are currently 12 hold ratings, 6 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" MS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in MS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Morgan Stanley's stock price target for 2024?

19 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Morgan Stanley's stock. Their MS share price targets range from $79.15 to $116.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $94.56 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have MS shares performed in 2024?

Morgan Stanley's stock was trading at $93.25 at the beginning of the year. Since then, MS stock has decreased by 7.7% and is now trading at $86.04.
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Are investors shorting Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 16,890,000 shares, a drop of 19.3% from the January 15th total of 20,940,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,340,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Morgan Stanley's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 16th 2024.
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How can I listen to Morgan Stanley's earnings call?

Morgan Stanley will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 16th at 9:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 16th. The financial services provider reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.06. The financial services provider earned $12.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.77 billion. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 9.49% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.36%. The firm's revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.31 EPS.
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How often does Morgan Stanley pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.85 per share on Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.95%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th.
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Is Morgan Stanley a good dividend stock?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.98%. MS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 65.76%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MS will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.83% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for MS.

How will Morgan Stanley's stock buyback program work?

Morgan Stanley announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Friday, June 30th 2023, which permits the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 12.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What is James P. Gorman's approval rating as Morgan Stanley's CEO?

3,439 employees have rated Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James P. Gorman on Glassdoor.com. James P. Gorman has an approval rating of 93% among the company's employees. This puts James P. Gorman in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Morgan Stanley own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Morgan Stanley investors own include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Citigroup (C), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T), Netflix (NFLX) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are Morgan Stanley's major shareholders?

Morgan Stanley's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.64%), Capital International Investors (1.49%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.23%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.23%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.04%) and Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.82%). Insiders that own company stock include Alistair Darling, Andrew M Saperstein, Andrew M Saperstein, Charles Aubrey Smith III, Daniel A Simkowitz, Edward N Pick, James P Gorman, Jonathan Pruzan, Raja Akram, Sharon Yeshaya, Stanley Morgan, Stephen J Luczo and Thomas H Glocer.
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How do I buy shares of Morgan Stanley?

Shares of MS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Morgan Stanley have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Morgan Stanley: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley Bank N.A., Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., Morgan Stanley Capital Services LLC, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc., Morgan Stanley Investments (UK), Morgan Stanley Private Bank National Association, Morgan Stanley Services Group Inc., Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, Morgan Stanley Asia Holdings Limited, Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings Inc., Morgan Stanley International Limited, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Morgan Stanley Bank AG, Morgan Stanley Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley Europe Holding SE, Morgan Stanley Europe SE, Morgan Stanley Finance LLC, Morgan Stanley Holdings LLC, Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc., Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited, Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co. Ltd., Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co. Ltd., CoAdvantage, E*Trade, Eaton Vance Management, Fusion Connect, Hanwha L&C, KSH Infra, Mesa West Capital, Microlife Corporation, Morgan Stanley, NEWSTAR, Shareworks, Smith Barney Venture, and Zenith.
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This page (NYSE:MS) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff