NYSE:MS - Morgan Stanley Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$39.64 -0.96 (-2.36 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$39.64
Today's Range$39.53 - $40.94
52-Week Range$39.53 - $59.38
Volume17.33 million shs
Average Volume11.26 million shs
Market Capitalization$69.84 billion
P/E Ratio11.01
Dividend Yield2.96%
Morgan 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 Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management segments. 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, prime brokerage, and market-making services in equity securities and fixed income products consisting of foreign exchange and commodities; corporate loans, commercial and residential mortgage lending, and asset-backed lending; financing for equities and commodities customers, and 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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Security brokers & dealers
Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage
Current SymbolNYSE:MS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.67
Current Ratio0.80
Quick Ratio0.80


Trailing P/E Ratio11.01
Forward P/E Ratio8.02
P/E Growth0.7

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$43.64 billion
Price / Sales1.56
Cash Flow$4.8341 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.20
Book Value$39.12 per share
Price / Book1.01


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.60
Net Income$6.11 billion
Net Margins15.93%
Return on Equity12.51%
Return on Assets1.03%


Outstanding Shares1,720,160,000
Market Cap$69.84 billion

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 Wednesday, October 17th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 30th. View Morgan Stanley's Dividend History.

How will Morgan Stanley's stock buyback program work?

Morgan Stanley announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, July 18th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $4,700,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 5.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The financial services provider reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.16. The financial services provider had revenue of $9.87 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.55 billion. Morgan Stanley had a return on equity of 12.51% and a net margin of 15.93%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. 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 Thursday, January 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Morgan Stanley.

What price target have analysts set for MS?

18 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Morgan Stanley's share price to reach $57.6875 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 45.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Morgan Stanley.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Morgan Stanley?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Morgan Stanley in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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 outperformed the industry over the past three months. Also, the company possesses an impressive earnings surprise history, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. The company’s efforts to strengthen wealth management business, focus on corporate lending, steady loan growth, higher interest rates and normalized levels of trading activities will further support revenues. Also, enhanced capital deployment activities reflect a strong balance sheet position. However, slowdown in debt originations will hamper underwriting fee income growth. Further, mounting expenses is a major near-term concern for the company." (12/11/2018)
  • 2. Vining Sparks analysts commented, "MS’ ROTCE should improve by 3 percentage points in 2018E and by another percentage point in 2019E, which should push its excess return-on-equity to 5 to 6 percentage points and its expected price-to-tangible book value toward 165% eventually. Moreover, MS’ 3Q’18 operating earnings per share has grown by 31% over 3Q’17; however, its stock price is down 6% since October of last year. Thus, we believe MS should be able to generate a significant outperformance once investors stop minimizing recent improvement in returns due to recession worries." (10/16/2018)

Has Morgan Stanley been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MS stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Morgan Stanley earned a media sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the financial services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley saw a drop in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 9,824,829 shares, a drop of 21.7% from the November 15th total of 12,554,010 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,821,715 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days. Currently, 0.8% of the company's shares are sold short. View Morgan Stanley's Current Options Chain.

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 Patrick Gorman, Chairman & CEO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Thomas Columba Kelleher, Pres (Age 61)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pruzan, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 49)
  • Mr. Eric F. Grossman, Chief Legal Officer & Exec. VP (Age 51)
  • Mr. Daniel Aaron Simkowitz, Head of Investment Management

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. (24.04%), BlackRock Inc. (6.23%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.50%), FMR LLC (1.87%), ValueAct Holdings L.P. (1.21%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.68%). Company insiders that own Morgan Stanley stock include Alistair Darling, Daniel A Simkowitz, Eric F Grossman, 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 FMR LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Vanguard Group Inc and Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley company stock in the last year include Daniel A Simkowitz, James P Gorman, Jonathan Pruzan and Stanley Morgan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Morgan Stanley.

Which institutional investors are buying Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership, ValueAct Holdings L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Man Group plc and NorthCoast Asset Management LLC. 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 $39.64.

How big of a company is Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $69.84 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.

What is Morgan Stanley's official website?

The official website for Morgan Stanley is http://www.morganstanley.com.

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 (NYSE MS)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  869 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,045 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,914
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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