NYSE:MS - Morgan Stanley Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$50.77 -0.39 (-0.76 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$50.77
Today's Range$50.45 - $50.94
52-Week Range$43.48 - $59.38
Volume7.48 million shs
Average Volume9.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$90.57 billion
P/E Ratio14.10
Dividend Yield1.95%
Morgan Stanley logoMorgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides sales and trading services, such as sales, financing, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products consisting of foreign exchange and commodities, as well as prime brokerage services; corporate loans, commercial and residential mortgage lending, and asset-backed lending; financing for equities and commodities customers; loans to municipalities; and investment and research services. The Wealth Management segment offers various financial services and solutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors and small to medium-sized businesses/institutions. The Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising equity, fixed income, liquidity, and alternative/other products to defined benefit/defined contribution plans, foundations, endowments, government entities, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and third-party fund sponsors and corporations through a network of institutional and intermediary channels. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Security brokers & dealers
Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.75
Current Ratio0.82
Quick Ratio0.82


Trailing P/E Ratio14.10
Forward P/E Ratio10.76
P/E Growth0.85

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$43.64 billion
Price / Sales2.06
Cash Flow$4.9101 per share
Price / Cash10.34
Book Value$39.12 per share
Price / Book1.30


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.60
Net Income$6.11 billion
Net Margins15.09%
Return on Equity11.10%
Return on Assets0.93%


Outstanding Shares1,770,260,000

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Frequently Asked Questions

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 Thursday, April 19th. Investors of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 27th. View Morgan Stanley's Dividend History.

How will Morgan Stanley's stock buyback program work?

Morgan Stanley declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, June 29th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 6.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 18th. The financial services provider reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.17. The financial services provider earned $11.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.37 billion. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 15.09% and a return on equity of 11.10%. The firm's revenue was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.00 earnings per share. View Morgan Stanley's Earnings History.

When is Morgan Stanley's next earnings date?

Morgan Stanley is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 18th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Morgan Stanley.

What price target have analysts set for MS?

20 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Morgan Stanley's stock. Their predictions range from $38.00 to $69.00. On average, they expect Morgan Stanley's share price to reach $56.4118 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Morgan Stanley.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Morgan Stanley stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Morgan Stanley stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Morgan Stanley's shares have underperformed the industry over the past six months. Yet, the company possesses an impressive earnings surprise history, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. Its first-quarter 2018 results reflect a rebound in trading activities and improvement in advisory fees. The company’s efforts to lower balance sheet risk and strengthen wealth management operations along with cost saving initiatives will continue to support growth. While higher interest expenses and muted investment banking performance are expected to hurt the company’s top-line growth, lower tax rates will aid profitability in the quarters ahead. Also, it will continue enhancing shareholder value through robust capital deployment activities." (4/24/2018)
  • 2. Vining Sparks analysts commented, "We believe that MS’ return-on-tangible common equity should improve by 4 to 5 percentage points in 2018E which should push its excess return-on-equity to 6 to 7 percentage points and its price-to-tangible book value to 200%. Thus, we believe MS now has more than a 20% potential total return from this its current share price level." (4/18/2018)

Are investors shorting Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley saw a decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,105,293 shares, a decline of 32.5% from the May 15th total of 14,965,800 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,476,992 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.1 days. Approximately 0.8% of the company's shares are sold short.

Who are some of Morgan Stanley's key competitors?

Who are Morgan Stanley's key executives?

Morgan Stanley's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Thomas Columba Kelleher, Pres (Age 61)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pruzan, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 49)
  • Mr. Daniel A. Simkowitz, Head of Investment Management
  • Mr. James A. Rosenthal, Sr. Advisor (Age 64)

Has Morgan Stanley been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about MS stock have trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Morgan Stanley earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.09 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are Morgan Stanley's major shareholders?

Morgan Stanley's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC (24.53%), BlackRock Inc. (5.98%), Northern Trust Corp (0.88%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (0.68%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.65%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.54%). Company insiders that own Morgan Stanley stock include Alistair Darling, 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. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Morgan Stanley.

Which institutional investors are selling Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Schroder Investment Management Group, Kiltearn Partners LLP, Prudential Financial Inc., Pzena Investment Management LLC, Legal & General Group Plc, Franklin Resources Inc. and Federated Investors Inc. PA. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley company stock in the last year include Alistair Darling, Daniel A Simkowitz, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki and Thomas Colm Kelleher. View Insider Buying and Selling for Morgan Stanley.

Which institutional investors are buying Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Westwood Holdings Group Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank, FIL Ltd, Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale and British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Morgan Stanley.

How do I buy shares of Morgan Stanley?

Shares of MS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Morgan Stanley's stock price today?

One share of MS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $50.77.

How big of a company is Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $90.57 billion and generates $43.64 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $6.11 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.60 on an earnings per share basis. Morgan Stanley employs 57,633 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley's mailing address is 1585 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 212-761-4000.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Morgan Stanley (MS)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  702 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  905 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,607
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Morgan Stanley and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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