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NYSE:MS

Morgan Stanley - MS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$99.43
+0.22 (+0.22%)
(As of 02/3/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$98.07
$100.18
50-Day Range
$84.46
$99.43
52-Week Range
$72.05
$109.73
Volume
6.95 million shs
Average Volume
8.58 million shs
Market Capitalization
$168.05 billion
P/E Ratio
16.19
Dividend Yield
3.12%
Price Target
$97.28

Morgan Stanley MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.41 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.2% Downside
$97.28 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.27% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.22
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.26mentions of Morgan Stanley in the last 14 days
Based on 46 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$30.73 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.10%
From $7.21 to $8.01 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.69 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

131st out of 854 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

7th out of 25 stocks

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About Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Stock

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.

 

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MS Stock News Headlines

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MS Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 11/15 Dividend
10/28/2022
Dividend Payable
11/15/2022
Last Earnings
1/17/2023
Ex-Dividend for 2/15 Dividend
1/30/2023
Today
2/05/2023
Dividend Payable
2/15/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/19/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Security brokers & dealers
Sub-Industry
Investment Banking & Brokerage
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
61744644
Employees
75,000
Year Founded
1935

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$97.28
High Stock Price Forecast
$125.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$84.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-2.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.41
Research Coverage
17 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$11.03 billion
Pretax Margin
26.25%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$65.94 billion
Cash Flow
$10.91 per share
Book Value
$55.09 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,690,110,000
Free Float
1,685,715,000
Market Cap
$168.05 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.36

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Key Executives

  • James Patrick Gorman
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Andy SapersteinAndy Saperstein
    Co-President & Head-Wealth Management
  • Edward N. Pick
    Co-President
  • Jonathan M. PruzanJonathan M. Pruzan
    Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Sharon YeshayaSharon Yeshaya
    Chief Financial Officer













MS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Morgan Stanley stock right now?

17 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Morgan Stanley in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 forecast for 2023?

17 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their MS share price forecasts range from $84.00 to $125.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $97.28 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.2%.
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How have MS shares performed in 2023?

Morgan Stanley's stock was trading at $85.02 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, MS shares have increased by 16.9% and is now trading at $99.43.
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When is Morgan Stanley's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 19th 2023.
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How can I listen to Morgan Stanley's earnings call?

Morgan Stanley will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, April 19th at 8:30 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.25 by $0.06. The financial services provider earned $12.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.16 billion. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 16.73% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.99%.
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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 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.775 per share on Wednesday, February 15th. This represents a $3.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 30th.
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Is Morgan Stanley a good dividend stock?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) pays an annual dividend of $3.10 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.12%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 50.49%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MS will have a dividend payout ratio of 38.70% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Morgan Stanley's stock buyback program work?

Morgan Stanley declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Monday, June 27th 2022, which authorizes the company to repurchase $20,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 14.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are 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).

What is Morgan Stanley's stock symbol?

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

Who are Morgan Stanley's major shareholders?

Morgan Stanley's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.23%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.13%), Focused Investors LLC (0.11%), Fifth Third Bancorp (0.11%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.09%) and Natixis Advisors L.P. (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Alistair Darling, Andrew M Saperstein, Andrew M Saperstein, Daniel A Simkowitz, Hutham S Olayan, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki, Raja Akram, Sharon Yeshaya, Stanley Morgan, Stephen J Luczo and Ufj Financial Group Mitsubishi.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Morgan Stanley's stock price today?

One share of MS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $99.43.

How much money does Morgan Stanley make?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has a market capitalization of $168.05 billion and generates $65.94 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $11.03 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.14 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Morgan Stanley have?

The company employs 75,000 workers across the globe.

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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How can I contact Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley's mailing address is 1585 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The official website for the company is www.morganstanley.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (212) 761-4000 or via fax at 212-761-0086.

This page (NYSE:MS) was last updated on 2/5/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff