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Bears Are Back On The Defensive As Morgan Stanley (MS) tumbled -1.72%

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has a beta value of 1.36 and has seen 8.03 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $151.11B, closed the last trade at $87.19 per share which meant it lost -$1.53 on the day or -1.72% during that session. The MS stock price is -25.85% off its 52-week high price of $109.73 and 17.36% above the 52-week low of $72.05. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 9.03 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 7.77 million shares.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) trade information

Sporting -1.72% in the red in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, 09/20/22 when the MS stock price touched $87.19 or saw a rise of 2.54%. Year-to-date, Morgan Stanley shares have moved -11.18%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 0.16%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) have changed -3.13%. Short interest in the company has seen 15.81 million shares shorted with days to cover at 1.81.

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Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $94.97, which means that the shares’ value could jump 8.19% from current levels. The projected low price target is $79.30 while the price target rests at a high of $108.00. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is -23.87% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 9.05% from current levels.

Morgan Stanley (MS) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Morgan Stanley shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -5.85% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -18.61%, compared to -10.40% for the industry. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -7.90%.

8 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $269.36 billion for the current quarter. 8 have an estimated revenue figure of $274.97 billion for the next quarter concluding in Dec 2022.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 22.40% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2022 is a modest 24.20% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 1.59%.

MS Dividends

Morgan Stanley is expected to release its next earnings report between April 14 and April 18 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 3.10 at a share yield of 3.56%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s Major holders

Insiders own 22.18% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 65.21% with a share float percentage of 83.80%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Morgan Stanley having a total of 2,182 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc with over 377.09 million shares worth more than $32.96 billion. As of Mar 30, 2022, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc held 21.56% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is State Street Corporation, with the holding of over 130.45 million shares as of Mar 30, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $11.4 billion and represent 7.46% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. As of Mar 30, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 2.35% shares in the company for having 41.13 million shares of worth $3.59 billion while later fund manager owns 31.02 million shares of worth $2.71 billion as of Mar 30, 2022, which makes it owner of about 1.77% of company’s outstanding stock.

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