The stocks that governs the market: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Lloyd Doyle
April 17, 2018

The Financial stock showed a change of -3.22% from opening and finally closed at $52.98 by scoring -1.62%. How much shares are traded? Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 27.83% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 36.82% the S&P500. $94.93B is Morgan Stanley's market cap. During the past week, the stock's average weekly volatility was 2.39% and 2.84% volatility over the past 30 days. The company operates through three segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The score helps determine if a company's stock is valuable or not.

For every buyer, there needs to be someone who sold them the shares they bought, just as there must be a buyer in order for a seller to get rid of his or her shares.

Several analysts have released their opinion on Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), with 6 analysts believing it is a strong buy. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 16.28%.

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The Leverage Ratio of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is 0.360673. Forward P/E ratio is at 10.57.

Among 4 analysts covering SkyePharma PLC (LON:SKP), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Morgan Stanley had 24 analyst reports since October 17, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, December 12 the stock has "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 30 by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 19 with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and GBX 460 target. Atlantic Securities raised shares of Morgan Stanley from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and set a $61.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:POST) rating on Thursday, November 16.

The price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is a stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio divided by the growth rate of its earnings for a specified time period. Buckingham Research maintained the shares of MS in report on Wednesday, October 18 with "Buy" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.31, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc holds 3.99 million shares. 47 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes.

In Morgan Stanley (MS) was upped the stake held by Jag Capital Management Llc. Visionary Asset Mngmt reported 4,513 shares stake. Reinhart Prns invested in 0.05% or 8,950 shs. Vigilant Capital Lc stated it has 419 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Fincl holds 18.26M shares or 0.44% of its portfolio. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.42% stake. Advantus Mngmt holds 0.18% or 140,256 shares in its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0% of its portfolio in Fossil Group, Inc. Wespac Limited Liability Co, a California-based fund reported 9,270 shs. (NYSE:POST). Fny Managed Accounts Limited Liability reported 111 shares. By buying 77,308 shares Jag Capital Management Llc made the stock popped up with 0.82%.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.68 million activity. (NASDAQ:FB). Icon Advisers reported 1.01% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 18th. They expect $1.40 earnings per share, up 34.62% or $0.36 from last year's $1.04 per share. MS's profit will be $2.29 billion for 10.35 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. The financial services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.07.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 38 investors sold Morgan Stanley shares while 295 reduced holdings. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested 0.22% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Smithfield Trust owns 0.03% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 3,957 shares.

Sigma Investment Counselors Inc increased Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLE) stake by 5,349 shares to 12,572 valued at $908,000 in 2017Q4. They expect $1.28 earnings per share, up 28.00% or $0.28 from last year's $1 per share. The MF Rank of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is 10011. Moore Cap Lp has invested 0.9% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Earnings per share (EPS) are the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Company invested in 0.23% or 193,905 shares. Lee Danner Bass Incorporated accumulated 8,850 shares or 0.05% of the stock.

Using similar companies and price based ratios we generated a valuation of $60.24 (USD) for Morgan Stanley MS:NYS. Comerica Securities has 5,749 shares. Ironwood Financial Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 133 shares. The insider now directly owns 188,674 shares worth $9,995,949.

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