Morgan Stanley Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.54 (-0.67 %)
(As of 04/12/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $80.18
50-Day Range
MA: $80.33
52-Week Range
Now: $80.18
Volume8.90 million shs
Average Volume11.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$149.98 billion
P/E Ratio13.52
Dividend Yield1.73%
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 through 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, including sales, financing, prime brokerage, and market-making services in equity and fixed income products consisting of foreign exchange and commodities; corporate and commercial real estate loans, which provides secured lending facilities and financing for sales and trading customers, as well as asset-backed and mortgage lending; and wealth management services, 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; stock plan administration services; annuity and insurance products; securities-based lending, residential real estate loans, and other lending products; and banking and retirement plan services to individual investors and small to medium-sized businesses and institutions. The Investment Management segment provides various investment strategies and products comprising equity, fixed income, liquidity, and alternative/other products to 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

Industry Security brokers & dealers
Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage
Year Founded1935



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$53.82 billion
Cash Flow$7.44 per share
Book Value$45.83 per share


Net Income$9.04 billion


Outstanding Shares1,870,538,000
Market Cap$149.98 billion
Next Earnings Date4/16/2021 (Confirmed)


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Overall MarketRank

2.01 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

182nd out of 1,950 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

5th out of 48 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.54 (-0.67 %)
(As of 04/12/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Morgan Stanley a buy right now?

22 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Morgan Stanley in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Morgan Stanley stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Morgan Stanley?

Wall Street analysts have given Morgan Stanley a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Morgan Stanley wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley saw a drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 12,270,000 shares, a drop of 22.3% from the March 15th total of 15,800,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,500,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.1 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Morgan Stanley's next earnings date?

Morgan Stanley is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, April 16th 2021.
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How can I listen to Morgan Stanley's earnings call?

Morgan Stanley will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, April 16th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.92 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.63. The financial services provider had revenue of $13.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $11.53 billion. Morgan Stanley had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.33% and a net margin of 19.16%. The company's revenue was up 25.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.20 EPS.
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How has Morgan Stanley's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Morgan Stanley's stock was trading at $36.87 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MS shares have increased by 117.5% and is now trading at $80.18.
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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 Wednesday, January 20th. Investors of record on Friday, January 29th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share on Friday, February 12th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 28th.
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Is Morgan Stanley a good dividend stock?

Morgan Stanley pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.73%. Morgan Stanley does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Morgan Stanley is 28.11%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Morgan Stanley will have a dividend payout ratio of 26.37% next year. This indicates that Morgan Stanley will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for MS?

22 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their forecasts range from $44.00 to $98.00. On average, they anticipate Morgan Stanley's stock price to reach $68.60 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 14.4%.
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Who are Morgan Stanley's key executives?

Morgan Stanley's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. James Patrick Gorman, Chairman & CEO (Age 63, Pay $7.92M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Pruzan, CFO, Head of Corp. Strategy & Exec. VP (Age 52, Pay $8.26M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Robert Patrick Rooney, Head of Technology, Operations & Firm Resilience (Age 53, Pay $5.54M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Eric F. Grossman, Chief Legal Officer & Exec. VP (Age 54, Pay $6.99M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Daniel Aaron Simkowitz, Head of Investment Management (Age 55, Pay $9.4M)
  • Mr. Richard Brown, Pres
  • Mr. Michael Wilson, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist & Chief Investment Officer (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Raja J. Akram, Chief Accounting Officer, Deputy CFO & Controller (Age 49)
  • Sarah D. McDaniel C.F.A., MD and Head of Wealth Strategies Group & Advanced Planning Centers
  • Mr. Marc Sgaraglino, Managing Director

What is James P. Gorman's approval rating as Morgan Stanley's CEO?

3,439 employees have rated Morgan Stanley CEO James P. Gorman on Glassdoor.com. James P. Gorman has an approval rating of 93% among Morgan Stanley's employees. This puts James P. Gorman in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

Who are some of Morgan Stanley's key competitors?

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), The 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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Calamos Advisors LLC (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%), Hexavest Inc. (0.01%), Abner Herrman & Brock LLC (0.01%), LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI (0.01%) and Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Morgan Stanley stock include Andrew M Saperstein, Daniel A Simkowitz, Hutham S Olayan, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki, Paul C Wirth, Robert P Rooney, Stephen J Luczo and Ufj Financial Group Mitsubishi.
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Which major investors are selling Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Hexavest Inc., Chemung Canal Trust Co., TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Canandaigua National Corp, F&V Capital Management LLC, LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI, and First Hawaiian Bank. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley company stock in the last year include Andrew M Saperstein, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki, and Ufj Financial Group Mitsubishi.
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Which major investors are buying Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Everence Capital Management Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc., Abner Herrman & Brock LLC, Somerset Trust Co, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc., and Oak Harvest Investment Services. Company insiders that have bought Morgan Stanley stock in the last two years include Daniel A Simkowitz, Hutham S Olayan, Stephen J Luczo, and Ufj Financial Group Mitsubishi.
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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 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 $80.18.

How much money does Morgan Stanley make?

Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $149.98 billion and generates $53.82 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $9.04 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.98 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Morgan Stanley have?

Morgan Stanley employs 68,000 workers across the globe.

Does Morgan Stanley have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Morgan Stanley: Archimedes Investments Cooperatieve U.A., CoAdvantage, E*Trade, Eaton Vance Management, Hanwha L&C, KSH Infra, MS Financing LLC, MSJL Holdings Limited, MSL Incorporated, Mesa West Capital, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley (Australia) Securities Holdings Pty Limited, Morgan Stanley (Hong Kong) Holdings Limited, Morgan Stanley Asia Holdings Limited, Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, Morgan Stanley Australia Securities Limited, Morgan Stanley Bank AG, Morgan Stanley Bank Asia Limited, Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited, Morgan Stanley Bank N.A., Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., Morgan Stanley Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley Capital Services LLC, Morgan Stanley Delta Holdings LLC, Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings Inc., Morgan Stanley Europe Holding SE, Morgan Stanley Europe SE, Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Ventures Inc., Morgan Stanley France Holdings I S.A.S., Morgan Stanley France S.A., Morgan Stanley Hedging Co. Ltd., Morgan Stanley Holdings LLC, Morgan Stanley Hong Kong 1238 Limited, Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc., Morgan Stanley International Limited, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc., Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited, Morgan Stanley Investments (UK), Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co. Ltd., Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co. Ltd., Morgan Stanley Principal Funding Inc., Morgan Stanley Private Bank National Association, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc., Morgan Stanley Services Group Inc., Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, Morgan Stanley Strategic Investments Inc., Morgan Stanley UK Limited, Morgan Stanley Uruguay Ltda., Prime Dealer Services Corp., Smith Barney Venture, Solium, and Zenith.

When was Morgan Stanley founded?

Morgan Stanley was founded in 1935.

What is Morgan Stanley's official website?

The official website for Morgan Stanley is www.morganstanley.com.

Where are Morgan Stanley's headquarters?

Morgan Stanley is headquartered at 1585 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY, 10036.

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.

This page was last updated on 4/13/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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