NYSE:MS - Morgan Stanley Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$48.0055 +0.56 (+1.18 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 09:40 AM ET)
Previous Close$47.45
Today's Range$47.83 - $48.0750
52-Week Range$43.84 - $59.38
Volume115,780 shs
Average Volume9.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$84.43 billion
P/E Ratio13.33
Dividend Yield2.53%
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Security brokers & dealers
Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.67
Current Ratio0.83
Quick Ratio0.83


Trailing P/E Ratio13.33
Forward P/E Ratio9.88
P/E Growth0.86

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$43.64 billion
Price / Sales1.92
Cash Flow$4.9085 per share
Price / Cash9.78
Book Value$39.12 per share
Price / Book1.23


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.60
Net Income$6.11 billion
Net Margins15.84%
Return on Equity12.04%
Return on Assets1.00%


Outstanding Shares1,744,790,000
Market Cap$84.43 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, July 18th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Wednesday, August 15th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 30th. This is an increase from Morgan Stanley's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. View Morgan Stanley's Dividend History.

How will Morgan Stanley's stock buyback program work?

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

How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 18th. The financial services provider reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.19. The financial services provider earned $10.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.05 billion. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 15.84% and a return on equity of 12.04%. Morgan Stanley's quarterly revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.87 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 Tuesday, October, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Morgan Stanley.

What price target have analysts set for MS?

20 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $69.00. On average, they expect Morgan Stanley's stock price to reach $57.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 19.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Morgan Stanley.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Morgan Stanley?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Morgan Stanley in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings, 9 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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 slightly underperformed the industry over the past three months. Yet, 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 operations, focus on corporate lending and normalized levels of trading activities will continue to support revenues. Higher interest rates and tax cuts will likely lead to increased profitability. However, slowdown in debt underwriting will likely hurt the company's investment banking performance to some extent. Also, elevated expense levels are expected to hurt bottom line growth." (8/14/2018)
  • 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 increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,710,633 shares, an increase of 25.9% from the July 13th total of 10,891,136 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,467,541 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 1.0% of the company's stock are short sold. 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 A. Simkowitz, Head of Investment Management

Has Morgan Stanley been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about MS stock have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Morgan Stanley earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.25 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Morgan Stanley.

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 BlackRock Inc. (6.25%), FMR LLC (2.63%), ValueAct Holdings L.P. (1.07%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.67%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.66%) and Pzena Investment Management LLC (0.47%). 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Voya Investment Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank, Fred Alger Management Inc. and Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.. 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 major investors are buying Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Natixis, ValueAct Holdings L.P., Putnam Investments LLC, Boston Partners and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.. 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 $48.0055.

How big of a company is Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $84.43 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 (NYSE MS)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  762 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  979 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,741
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 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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