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Morgan Stanley Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.01 (+1.19 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 09:34 AM ET)
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Volume21,080 shs
Average Volume11.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$159.77 billion
P/E Ratio14.48
Dividend Yield1.67%
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About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley operates as a global financial services company. The firm provides investment banking products and services to its clients and customers including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. It operates through the following business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The Institutional Services segment provides financial advisory, capital-raising services, and related financing services on behalf of institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments, including equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed-income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, alternative investments, real estate, and merchant banking strategies. The company was founded by Harold Stanley and Henry S. Morgan on September 16, 1935 and is headquartered in New York, NY.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Security brokers & dealers
Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage
Phone(212) 761-4000
Year Founded1935

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$53.82 billion
Cash Flow$7.97 per share
Book Value$45.83 per share


Net Income$9.04 billion




Outstanding Shares1,860,589,000
Market Cap$159.77 billion
Next Earnings Date7/15/2021 (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

2.02 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

188th out of 1,946 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

7th out of 48 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Morgan Stanley a buy right now?

20 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Morgan Stanley in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 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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Are investors shorting Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley saw a decline in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 9,930,000 shares, a decline of 19.1% from the March 31st total of 12,270,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,520,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.9 days. Currently, 0.8% 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 Thursday, July 15th 2021.
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How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 15th. The financial services provider reported $2.19 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.72 by $0.47. The financial services provider had revenue of $15.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.48 billion. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 19.16% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.33%. Morgan Stanley's revenue for the quarter was up 65.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.01 earnings per share.
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How has Morgan Stanley's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Morgan Stanley's stock was trading at $36.87 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MS shares have increased by 131.4% and is now trading at $85.33.
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How often does Morgan Stanley pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Morgan Stanley?

Morgan Stanley announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share on Friday, May 14th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 29th.
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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 1.67%. 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?

20 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their forecasts range from $47.00 to $98.00. On average, they expect Morgan Stanley's share price to reach $73.58 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.8%.
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Who are Morgan Stanley's key executives?

Morgan Stanley's management team includes the following people:
  • James Patrick Gorman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Robert P. Rooney, Head-Technology, Operations & Firm Resilience (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Jonathan M. Pruzan, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Sigal Zarmi, Chief Information Officer & Managing Director
  • Martin L. Leibowitz, Managing Director & Vice Chairman-Research

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 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.

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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 investors include Geode Capital Management LLC (1.25%), Northern Trust Corp (0.93%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.73%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.72%), Primecap Management Co. CA (0.63%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.51%). 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 institutional investors are selling Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley company stock in the last year include Andrew M Saperstein, Daniel A Simkowitz, James P Gorman, Jeffrey S Brodsky, Jonathan Pruzan, Keishi Hotsuki, and Ufj Financial Group Mitsubishi.
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Which institutional investors are buying Morgan Stanley stock?

MS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Fayez Sarofim & Co, Cullen Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Crake Asset Management LLP, Alphinity Investment Management Pty Ltd, Winslow Capital Management LLC, and Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Morgan Stanley stock in the last two years include 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 $85.33.

How much money does Morgan Stanley make?

Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $158.76 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

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 5/14/2021 by Staff
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