In recent trading session, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) saw 3,679,511 shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 1.48. Company’s recent per share price level of $47.67 trading at $0.1 or 0.21% at recent trade assigns it a market valuation of $83.4 Billion. That current trading price of MS’s stock is at a discount of -20.77% from its 52-week high price of $57.57 and is indicating a premium of 42.94% from its 52-week low price of $27.2. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 13.5 Million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 10.94 Million if we extend that period to 3-months.

For Morgan Stanley (MS), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of Overweight while assigning it a mean rating of 2.1. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 27 analysts covering the stock, none rated the stock as a Sell while 1 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 8 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 18 see the stock as a Buy. None analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of $1.11 in the current quarter.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) trade information

Upright in the green today for gaining 0.21%, in the last five days MS remained trading in the green while hitting it’s week-highest on Friday, Oct 23 when the stock touched $52.61- price level, adding 9.52% to its value on the day. Morgan Stanley’s shares saw a change of -6.89% in year-to-date performance and have moved -8.05% in past 5-day. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) showed a performance of 0.76% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 14.97 Million shares which calculate 1.37 days to cover the short interests.

Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $61.67 to the stock, which implies a rise of 29.37% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $50 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $85. It follows that stock’s current price would jump +78.31% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a loss of 4.89% for stock’s current value.

Morgan Stanley (MS) estimates and forecasts

Statistics highlight that Morgan Stanley is scoring comparatively higher than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company added +20.64% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of 14.46% while that of industry is 1.5. Apart from that, the company came lowering its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2020. The company is estimating its revenue growth to decline by -14.6% in the current quarter and calculating 34.7% increase in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to rise 9.5% from the last financial year’s standing.

16 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $10.71 Billion for the same. And 12 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $11.48 Billion in the next quarter that will end in March 01, 2021. Company posted $10.86 Billion and $9.49 Billion of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to drop by -1.3% while estimating it to be 21% for the next quarter.

Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of 26.4% during past 5 years. In 2020, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around 9.7% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of 3.71%

MS Dividends

Morgan Stanley is more likely to be releasing its next quarterly report between January 14 and January 18, 2021, and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt. With an annual yield of 2.94%, the share has a forward dividend of 1.4 which implies that company’s dividend yield remained growing in trailing twelve months while having a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.3%.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s Major holders

Insiders are in possession of 24.24% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 62.93% percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 83.07%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 1493 institutions for Morgan Stanley that are currently holding shares of the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. is the top institutional holder at MS for having 377.09 Million shares of worth $18.21 Billion. And as of June 29, 2020, it was holding 23.92% of the company’s outstanding shares.

The second largest institutional holder is State Street Corporation, which was holding about 111.98 Million shares on June 29, 2020. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 7.1% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $5.41 Billion.

On the other hand, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of June 29, 2020, the former fund manager was holding 33669244 shares of worth $1.63 Billion or 2.14% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 24.84 Million shares on June 29, 2020, making its stake of worth around $1.2 Billion in the company or a holder of 1.58% of company’s stock.

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