About Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
Morgan Stanley is a financial holding company. The Company's segments include Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. The Company's Institutional Securities business segment provides investment banking, sales and trading, and other services to corporations, governments, financial institutions and high-to-ultra high net worth clients. The Company's Wealth Management business segment provides an array of financial services and solutions to individual investors and small-to-medium sized businesses and institutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making activities in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, banking and retirement plan services. The Company's Investment Management business segment provides a range of investment strategies and products.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Industry: Investment Banking & Brokerage Services
- Sub-Industry: Investment Banking & Brokerage
- Sector: Investment Banking & Brokerage Services - NEC
- Symbol: NYSE:MS
- CUSIP: 61744644
- Web: www.morganstanley.com
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.68%
- Current Ratio: 0.74%
- Quick Ratio: 0.74%
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.4
- Forward P/E Ratio: 13.64
- P/E Growth: 1.11
- Annual Sales: $37.949 billion
- Price / Sales: 2.32
- Cash Flow: $4.19 per share
- Price / Cash: 11.61
- Book Value: $39.60 per share
- Price / Book: 1.23
- Annual Dividend: $1.00
- Dividend Yield: 2.1%
- Trailing EPS: $3.62
- Net Income: $5.979 billion
- Net Margins: 16.76%
- Return on Equity: 10.07%
- Return on Assets: 0.85%
- Employees: 55,311
- Outstanding Shares: 1,807,900,000
Frequently Asked Questions for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
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 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, 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 program 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 reacquire up to 6.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter?
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.12. The financial services provider had revenue of $9.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.05 billion. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 16.76% and a return on equity of 10.07%. The business's revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.80 earnings per share. View Morgan Stanley's Earnings History.
When will Morgan Stanley make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Morgan Stanley's stock going? Where will Morgan Stanley's stock price be in 2017?
23 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their predictions range from $38.00 to $69.00. On average, they expect Morgan Stanley's stock price to reach $50.56 in the next year. 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 last six months. The performance was supported by the company’s impressive earnings surprise history, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all the trailing four quarters. The company’s third-quarter 2017 results benefited from improvement in investment banking and stable equity trading income while slump in fixed income trading, fall in net interest income and higher in operating expenses were the headwinds. The company’s efforts to lower balance sheet risk and strengthen wealth management operations along with its cost saving initiatives (Project Streamline) should further support profitability. However, continued fall in net interest income and overall trading woes are expected to hurt the company’s bottom-line growth in the near term." (11/1/2017)
- 2. UBS AG analysts commented, "While the bulge bracket stocks were weak today, MS shares moderately underperformed peers despite better than expected results. This suggests to us that MS shares may have been somewhat crowded, but it is our sense that a lack of update to (increasingly achievable) targets may have contributed as well. Specifically, the company is maintaining its FICC revenue target of +/-$1 bn per quarter despite hitting $5.1 bn in 2016 (up from $4.3 bn in 2015) and with tailwinds at their back heading into this year. Further, the low end of the 9% - 11% ROE target seems achievable, even in a weak revenue environment, while the upper end seems more likely if market conditions continue to improve. However, it is our sense, that given the strong commitment by management to hit these targets (and the volatility inherent in the securities business) they did not want to leave too much to chance." (1/18/2017)
Who are some of Morgan Stanley's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Morgan Stanley include Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (GS), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NMR), Raymond James Financial (RJF), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA), Evercore (EVR), IG Group Holdings plc (IGG), Cowen Group (COWN), GAIN Capital Holdings (GCAP), H&T Group Plc (HAT), ICAP plc (IAP) and Jefferies Group LLC (JEF).
Who are Morgan Stanley's key executives?
Morgan Stanley's management team includes the folowing people:
- James P. Gorman, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (Age 58)
- Colm Kelleher, President (Age 59)
- Jonathan M. Pruzan, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 48)
- Jeffrey S. Brodsky, Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 52)
- Keishi Hotsuki, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer (Age 54)
- Eric F. Grossman, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer (Age 50)
- Daniel A. Simkowitz, Head of Investment Management (Age 51)
- Patrick J. Willcutts, Corporate Retirement Director
- Thomas H. Glocer, Lead Independent Director (Age 57)
- Nobuyuki Hirano, Director (Age 66)
Who owns Morgan Stanley stock?
Morgan Stanley's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Ameriprise Financial Inc. (1.07%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.65%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.61%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (0.54%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.53%) and Pzena Investment Management LLC (0.49%). Company insiders that own Morgan Stanley stock include 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.
Who sold Morgan Stanley stock? Who is selling Morgan Stanley stock?
Morgan Stanley's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Private Advisory Group LLC, Ameriprise Financial Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, KBC Group NV, Capital International Investors and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley company stock in the last year include Daniel A Simkowitz, Eric F Grossman, James A Rosenthal, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Paul C Wirth and Thomas Colm Kelleher. View Insider Buying and Selling for Morgan Stanley.
Who bought Morgan Stanley stock? Who is buying Morgan Stanley stock?
Morgan Stanley's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Todd Asset Management LLC, Stifel Financial Corp, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Egerton Capital UK LLP, TD Asset Management Inc., Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Morgan Stanley.
How do I buy Morgan Stanley stock?
Shares of Morgan Stanley 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 Morgan Stanley stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.70.
How big of a company is Morgan Stanley?
Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $87.86 billion and generates $37.949 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $5.979 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.62 on an earnings per share basis. Morgan Stanley employs 55,311 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Morgan Stanley?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Morgan Stanley and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
Morgan Stanley's mailing address is 1585 Broadway, NEW YORK, NY 10036-8200, United States. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at +1-212-7614000.
Analysts' Consensus Ratings for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 14 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.74)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$50.56 (3.81% upside)|Consensus Price Target History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
(Data available from 11/17/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|10/18/2017||Barclays PLC||Boost Price Target||Equal Weight||$48.00 -> $52.00||N/A|
|10/18/2017||Buckingham Research||Boost Price Target||Buy||$54.00 -> $57.00||N/A|
|10/18/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Outperform -> Top Pick||$69.00||N/A|
|10/17/2017||Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Hold||N/A|
|10/9/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||$46.00 -> $50.00||N/A|
|10/9/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Upgrade||Neutral -> Outperform||$49.00 -> $54.00||N/A|
|9/25/2017||Compass Point||Reiterated Rating||Sell||$34.00 -> $38.00||Low|
|9/21/2017||Berenberg Bank||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$40.00||Low|
|9/15/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Set Price Target||Buy||$53.00||Low|
|8/9/2017||Wells Fargo & Company||Initiated Coverage||Market Perform -> Market Perform||$48.00||High|
|7/22/2017||Macquarie||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||$51.00 -> $52.00||Low|
|7/20/2017||Bank of America Corporation||Boost Price Target||Buy||$50.00 -> $51.00||Low|
|7/3/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Buy||Low|
|6/6/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$50.00||Low|
|6/3/2017||Instinet||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$51.00 -> $50.00||Low|
|4/22/2017||Rafferty Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$50.00||High|
|4/20/2017||Vining Sparks||Reiterated Rating||Strong-Buy||$51.00||Low|
|2/7/2017||Daiwa Capital Markets||Upgrade||Hold -> Outperform||N/A|
|1/12/2017||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Sell -> buy||N/A|
|1/11/2017||Societe Generale||Upgrade||Sell -> Buy||N/A|
|12/21/2016||Atlantic Securities||Upgrade||Underweight -> Neutral||$27.00 -> $44.00||N/A|
|10/6/2016||Sandler O'Neill||Downgrade||Buy -> Hold||$33.00||N/A|
|8/17/2016||Argus||Boost Price Target||Buy||$32.00 -> $36.00||N/A|
|4/19/2016||JMP Securities||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||$36.00||N/A|
|4/19/2016||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Lower Price Target||Market Perform||$31.00 -> $30.00||N/A|
|2/22/2016||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Lower Price Target||$31.00 -> $28.00||N/A|
|2/16/2016||Portales Partners||Upgrade||Underperform -> Sector Perform||N/A|
|1/21/2016||Susquehanna Bancshares Inc||Lower Price Target||Neutral||$30.00 -> $27.00||N/A|
|1/14/2016||Drexel Hamilton||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$45.00||N/A|
Earnings History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)Earnings History by Quarter for Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|10/17/2017||Q3 2017||$0.81||$0.93||$9.05 billion||$9.20 billion||View||N/A|
|7/19/2017||Q2 2017||$0.76||$0.87||$9.05 billion||$9.50 billion||View||N/A|
|4/19/2017||Q1 2017||$0.90||$1.00||$9.29 billion||$9.75 billion||View||N/A|
|1/17/2017||Q416||$0.65||$0.81||$8.51 billion||$9.00 billion||View||N/A|
|10/19/2016||Q316||$0.63||$0.80||$8.17 billion||$8.91 billion||View||Listen|
|7/20/2016||Q216||$0.59||$0.75||$8.30 billion||$8.91 billion||View||Listen|
|4/18/2016||Q116||$0.46||$0.55||$8.52 billion||$7.80 billion||View||Listen|
|1/19/2016||Q415||$0.33||$0.43||$7.59 billion||$7.70 billion||View||Listen|
|10/19/2015||Q315||$0.64||$0.34||$8.54 billion||$7.30 billion||View||Listen|
|7/20/2015||Q215||$0.73||$0.79||$9.10 billion||$9.56 billion||View||Listen|
|4/20/2015||Q115||$0.79||$0.85||$9.16 billion||$9.80 billion||View||N/A|
|1/20/2015||Q414||$0.47||$0.39||$8.17 billion||$7.76 billion||View||N/A|
|10/17/2014||Q314||$0.54||$0.65||$8.16 billion||$8.90 billion||View||Listen|
|7/17/2014||Q214||$0.55||$0.60||$8.41 million||$8.50 million||View||N/A|
|4/17/2014||Q114||$0.60||$0.68||$8.52 billion||$8.93 billion||View||N/A|
|1/17/2014||Q413||$0.47||$0.20||$8.04 billion||$7.80 million||View||N/A|
|10/18/2013||Q313||$0.48||$0.50||$7.76 billion||$8.10 billion||View||N/A|
|7/18/2013||Q2 2013||$0.44||$0.37||$7.93 billion||$8.30 billion||View||N/A|
|4/18/2013||Q1 2013||$0.57||$0.61||$8.34 billion||$8.50 billion||View||N/A|
|1/18/2013||Q4 2012||$0.27||$0.45||$7.02 billion||$7.00 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.30
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
|Most Recent Dividend:||11/15/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||51.80% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||27.62% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
28.01% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
24.88% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.35%Insider Trades by Quarter for Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.30%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|10/23/2017||Thomas Colm Kelleher||President||Sell||40,000||$50.59||$2,023,600.00|| |
|10/18/2017||Jeffrey S Brodsky||Insider||Sell||16,397||$50.07||$820,997.79|| |
|8/1/2017||James P Gorman||Chairman||Sell||212,366||$47.26||$10,036,417.16|| |
|7/20/2017||Jonathan Pruzan||CFO||Sell||25,767||$46.68||$1,202,803.56|| |
|5/10/2017||James P Gorman||Chairman||Sell||212,365||$42.93||$9,116,829.45|| |
|2/14/2017||Paul C Wirth||CFO||Sell||12,481||$46.04||$574,625.24|| |
|2/8/2017||Thomas Colm Kelleher||President||Sell||182,027||$43.82||$7,976,423.14|| |
|1/26/2017||Paul C Wirth||CFO||Sell||10,000||$44.25||$442,500.00|| |
|1/19/2017||Eric F Grossman||Insider||Sell||17,562||$42.14||$740,062.68|| |
|1/19/2017||James P Gorman||Chairman||Sell||284,827||$42.30||$12,048,182.10|| |
|12/1/2016||Daniel A Simkowitz||Insider||Sell||121,351||$42.05||$5,102,809.55|| |
|11/30/2016||James P Gorman||Chairman||Sell||100,000||$41.38||$4,138,000.00|| |
|11/18/2016||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||111,200||$40.34||$4,485,808.00|| |
|11/11/2016||Eric F Grossman||Insider||Sell||60,675||$37.84||$2,295,942.00|| |
|11/11/2016||James P Gorman||Chairman||Sell||200,000||$37.70||$7,540,000.00|| |
|11/10/2016||Daniel A Simkowitz||Insider||Sell||60,119||$37.56||$2,258,069.64|| |
|11/8/2016||Jonathan Pruzan||CFO||Sell||44,625||$33.90||$1,512,787.50|| |
|10/27/2016||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||66,500||$33.89||$2,253,685.00|| |
|10/21/2016||Eric F Grossman||Insider||Sell||220,400||$33.22||$7,321,688.00|| |
|10/20/2016||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||189,000||$32.85||$6,208,650.00|| |
|10/20/2016||Thomas Colm Kelleher||President||Sell||222,712||$32.90||$7,327,224.80|| |
|9/27/2016||Stanley Morgan||Major Shareholder||Sell||357||$23,750.00||$8,478,750.00|| |
|8/30/2016||Paul C Wirth||CFO||Sell||18,929||$31.70||$600,049.30|| |
|8/17/2016||Keishi Hotsuki||Insider||Sell||246,452||$30.27||$7,460,102.04|| |
|8/16/2016||Paul C Wirth||CFO||Sell||20,000||$30.20||$604,000.00|| |
|8/2/2016||Donald T Nicolaisen||Director||Sell||3,302||$27.88||$92,059.76|| |
|7/25/2016||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||91,426||$29.06||$2,656,839.56|| |
|7/21/2016||Jeffrey S Brodsky||Insider||Sell||19,955||$28.79||$574,504.45|| |
|5/25/2016||Eric F Grossman||Insider||Sell||24,952||$28.21||$703,895.92|| |
|2/26/2016||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||50,000||$25.13||$1,256,500.00|| |
|5/26/2015||Donald T Nicolaisen||Director||Sell||4,160||$37.77||$157,123.20|| |
|5/11/2015||Paul C Wirth||CFO||Sell||39,462||$38.37||$1,514,156.94|| |
|4/29/2015||Thomas Colm Kelleher||Insider||Sell||32,833||$36.72||$1,205,627.76|| |
|4/21/2015||Eric F Grossman||Insider||Sell||34,481||$37.10||$1,279,245.10|| |
|4/21/2015||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||50,030||$37.10||$1,856,113.00|| |
|1/23/2015||Paul C Wirth||CFO||Sell||21,500||$35.45||$762,175.00|| |
|11/26/2014||Laura D Tyson||Director||Sell||25,000||$35.30||$882,500.00|| |
|8/25/2014||Eric F Grossman||Insider||Sell||54,500||$34.29||$1,868,805.00|| |
|8/25/2014||Paul C Wirth||CFO||Sell||10,000||$34.44||$344,400.00|| |
|7/23/2014||Eric F Grossman||Insider||Sell||35,000||$32.90||$1,151,500.00|| |
|7/22/2014||Gregory J Fleming||Insider||Sell||100,000||$33.02||$3,302,000.00|| |
|7/18/2014||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||30,800||$32.50||$1,001,000.00|| |
|5/9/2014||Keishi Hotsuki||Insider||Sell||33,864||$30.02||$1,016,597.28|| |
|5/1/2014||Howard Davies||Director||Sell||12,000||$31.17||$374,040.00|| |
|2/12/2014||James Rosenthal||COO||Sell||33,500||$30.18||$1,011,030.00|| |
|1/29/2014||Thomas Colm Kelleher||Insider||Sell||8,500||$30.16||$256,360.00|| |
|11/15/2013||Donald Nicolaisen||Director||Sell||4,704||$30.33||$142,672.32|| |
|7/31/2013||James A Rosenthal||COO||Sell||12,850||$27.32||$351,062.00|| |
|2/4/2013||Thomas Colm Kelleher||Insider||Sell||58,555||$22.87||$1,339,152.85|| |
Headline Trends for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
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Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS) Chart for Friday, November, 17, 2017