NYSE:MS - Morgan Stanley Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $42.41 -1.28 (-2.93 %) (As of 01/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$43.69Today's Range$41.93 - $42.7452-Week Range$36.74 - $59.38Volume20.12 million shsAverage Volume13.65 million shsMarket Capitalization$72.95 billionP/E Ratio9.20Dividend Yield2.75%Beta1.24 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 Phone212-761-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.67 Current Ratio0.80 Quick Ratio0.80Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.20 Forward P/E Ratio8.40 P/E Growth0.75 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$50.19 billion Price / Sales1.45 Cash Flow$4.8029 per share Price / Cash Flow8.83 Book Value$39.12 per share Price / Book1.08Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.61 Net Income$8.75 billion Net Margins17.43% Return on Equity12.08% Return on Assets1.00%Miscellaneous Employees60,348 Outstanding Shares1,720,160,000Market Cap$72.95 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 18th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, February 15th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 30th. View Morgan Stanley's Dividend History. How will Morgan Stanley's stock buyback program work? Morgan Stanley declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, July 18th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $4,700,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 5.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Morgan Stanley's earnings last quarter? Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.17. The financial services provider had revenue of $8.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.32 billion. Morgan Stanley had a net margin of 17.43% and a return on equity of 12.08%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.84 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 Wednesday, April 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Morgan Stanley. What price target have analysts set for MS? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Morgan Stanley's shares. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Morgan Stanley's stock price to reach $56.7333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 34.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Morgan Stanley. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Morgan Stanley? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Morgan Stanley in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 9 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Morgan Stanley's shares have marginally outperformed the industry in the past year. 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 business, focus on corporate lending, steady loan growth, higher interest rates and normalized levels of trading activities will further support revenues, slowdown in debt originations will hamper underwriting fee income growth. Further, mounting operating expenses is a major near-term concern for the company. Also, earnings estimates have been going down lately ahead of the company's fourth quarter 2018 results." (1/16/2019) 2. 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) Has Morgan Stanley been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about MS stock have trended very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Morgan Stanley earned a news sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the financial services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. 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), MarketAxess (MKTX), SEI Investments (SEIC), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Stifel Financial (SF), Navient (NAVI), Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR), Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) and Wisdom Tree Investments (WETF). Who are Morgan Stanley's key executives? Morgan Stanley's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. James Patrick Gorman, Chairman & CEO (Age 61)Mr. Thomas Columba Kelleher, Pres (Age 62)Mr. Jonathan M. Pruzan, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 50)Mr. Eric F. Grossman, Chief Legal Officer & Exec. VP (Age 52)Mr. Daniel Aaron Simkowitz, Head of Investment Management Who are Morgan Stanley's major shareholders? Morgan Stanley's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.35%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.08%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%), LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.06%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.05%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Morgan Stanley stock include Alistair Darling, Daniel A Simkowitz, 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 Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, RNC Capital Management LLC, Sit Investment Associates Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc. and New England Research & Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Morgan Stanley company stock in the last year include Daniel A Simkowitz, James P Gorman, Jonathan Pruzan and Stanley Morgan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Morgan Stanley. Which major investors are buying Morgan Stanley stock? MS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LGT Capital Partners LTD., Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, BB&T Corp, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. and F&V 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 $42.32. How big of a company is Morgan Stanley? Morgan Stanley has a market capitalization of $72.80 billion and generates $50.19 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $8.75 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.61 on an earnings per share basis. Morgan Stanley employs 60,348 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: 877 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,062 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,939MarketBeat'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 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What type of investment options does a Roth IRA provide?