Financial Watchlist of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Lourd Cap holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 10,071 shares. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $46.00) on shares of Morgan Stanley in a report on Monday, October 9th. Comparatively, Morgan Stanley posted earnings of $0.74 per share in the same quarter previous year. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 2,275 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 190 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Heritage Invsts Corporation has 0.63% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 211,347 shares. Lazard Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley by 801.0% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 25,261,255 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $656,286,000 after buying an additional 2,191,933 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. Finally, Catamount Wealth Management raised its holdings in shares of Morgan Stanley by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. ValuEngine downgraded Morgan Stanley from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. The market capitalization of the company is at $91.97 Billion. The stock of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by S&P Research. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Morgan Stanley from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $49.00 to $54.00 in a report on Monday, October 9th. HSBC Holdings plc raised shares of Morgan Stanley from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Morgan Stanley has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $50.39. Stratos Wealth Partners holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 18,995 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $48.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $45.57.

Over the last several years, Morgan Stanley's management has been pushing the firm away from trading and into more steady forms of business, most notably wealth management.

Morgan Stanley (MS) now the company's industry has 11.66 P/E and the sector P/E is 16.31. The financial services provider reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.12.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) gross margin percentage stands at 78.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 23.3 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 14.8 Percent. The business had revenue of $9.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.05 billion. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 5 analysts is at 12.4%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 15.8 and 4.

The Wall Street bank said it earned $1.78 billion, or 93 cents a share, compared with $1.6 billion, or 81 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier. On average, analysts expect that Morgan Stanley will post $3.60 EPS for the current fiscal year. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. It has a dividend yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 30th.

Creative Planning decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (MS) by 17.86% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.07, for a total transaction of $820,997.79. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 1,602,609 shares in the company, valued at $75,739,301.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, President Thomas Colm Kelleher sold 222,712 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.26, for a total transaction of $10,036,417.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company added 0.77% to attain the price of $51.16 on 10/27/2017.

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Institutional investors now hold around $81.08 billion or 63.2% in MS stock. The company combines global strength in investment banking and institutional sales and trading with strength in providing full-service and on-line brokerage services, investment and global asset management services and, primarily through its Discover Card brand, quality consumer credit products.

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