NYSE:MS - Morgan Stanley Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $43.60 -0.25 (-0.57 %) (As of 11/15/2018 11:44 AM ET)Previous Close$43.85Today's Range$43.10 - $43.7152-Week Range$42.88 - $59.38Volume431,980 shsAverage Volume9.96 million shsMarket Capitalization$75.91 billionP/E Ratio12.11Dividend Yield2.72%Beta1.28 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive MS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Security brokers & dealers Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:MS Previous Symbol CUSIP61744644 Webwww.morganstanley.com Phone212-761-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.67 Current Ratio0.80 Quick Ratio0.80 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.11 Forward P/E Ratio8.83 P/E Growth0.76 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$43.64 billion Price / Sales1.72 Cash Flow$4.8934 per share Price / Cash8.91 Book Value$41.60 per share Price / Book1.05 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.60 Net Income$6.11 billion Net Margins15.93% Return on Equity12.51% Return on Assets1.03% Miscellaneous Employees57,633 Outstanding Shares1,720,160,000Market Cap$75.91 billion OptionableOptionable 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. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.77%. 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, July 18th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $4,700,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 5.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter? Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The financial services provider reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.16. The financial services provider had revenue of $9.87 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.55 billion. Morgan Stanley had a return on equity of 12.51% and a net margin of 15.93%. Morgan Stanley's revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.93 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 Thursday, January 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Morgan Stanley. What price target have analysts set for MS? 18 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Morgan Stanley's stock price to reach $59.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 36.2% 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 7 hold ratings and 11 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. 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) 2. 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. While the company’s efforts to strengthen wealth management operations, focus on corporate lending and normalized levels of trading activities will continue to support revenues, slowdown in debt underwriting will likely hurt the company's investment banking performance to some extent. Also, because of the company's continued investment in franchise, expenses are likely to remain elevated. Thus, higher costs are expected to hurt bottom line growth in the near term." (9/21/2018) Has Morgan Stanley been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about MS stock have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Morgan Stanley earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Morgan Stanley's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Morgan Stanley include Goldman Sachs Group (GS), BlackRock (BLK), Charles Schwab (SCHW), Credit Suisse Group (CS), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Nomura (NMR), Raymond James (RJF), SEI Investments (SEIC), MarketAxess (MKTX), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Stifel Financial (SF), Navient (NAVI), Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR), Wisdom Tree Investments (WETF) and Associated Capital Group (AC). 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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (24.04%), BlackRock Inc. (6.23%), FMR LLC (1.87%), ValueAct Holdings L.P. (1.21%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.68%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.66%). Company insiders that own Morgan Stanley stock include Alistair Darling, Daniel A Simkowitz, 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 major 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, Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley company stock in the last year include Alistair Darling, Daniel A Simkowitz, James P Gorman, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki and Stanley Morgan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Morgan Stanley. Which major investors are buying Morgan Stanley stock? MS stock was purchased 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 RNC Capital 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 $43.32. How big of a company is Morgan Stanley? Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $75.91 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 855 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,029 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,884MarketBeat'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. 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