Morgan Stanley: Right on the Precipice

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Morgan Stanley kicked off the trading day on 08/14/19 with a price decrease of -3.34%, equivalent to -$1.36 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, MS had a 52-week range of $36.74 to $50.42. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $39.33 after starting the trading session at $39.57. Moving on, the stock has demonstrated a 52-week change amounting to -10.30, alongside an S&P500 52-Week Change of -15.88. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $43.26, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $43.24.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $16,982,730, but has maintained average daily volume of $9.48M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $11.04 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $10.71 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $1.64 billion, simultaneously with a float of $1.25 billion. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $64.64 billion.

Morgan Stanley(MS) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. Morgan Stanley’s current insider ownership accounts for 24.20%, in contrast to 63.40% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Apr 18 this organization’s Head of Investment Management bought 7,000 at the rate of 47.57, making the entire transaction hit 332,979 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 193,089. Preceding that transaction, on Feb 26 Company’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer sold 25,000 at a price of 42.40, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 1,060,073. This particular insider is now the holder of 169,031 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of Morgan Stanley’s stock, 1,099 Institutional holders make up 85.47% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 1,412,561,439 shares, which are valued at about $57,477,124,953 in total. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC owns 397.82 million shares, with STATE STREET CORP in 2nd place owning 125.38 million shares and VANGUARD GROUP INC in third place with total ownership of 101.39 million shares.

Morgan Stanley (MS) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on Jun-19, the organization reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $1.14) by $0.09.

The corporation racked up revenue of $10,286.00million for the previous financial quarter, compared to the mean analyst estimate of $9,934.75 million. This company achieved a net margin of 22.62 while generating a return on equity of 9.67. Morgan Stanley’s full-quarter revenue decreased by -3.45%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.21 per share during the current fiscal year.

Morgan Stanley’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 26.60%, and is forecasted to reach 6.80% in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 7.97% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 28.00% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 1.15. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $8.57, and its Beta score is 1.32.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 1.25 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 2.13. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 0.88, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 23.28.

In the same vein, MS’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve month was posted at 4.59, a figure that is expected to reach 1.21 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 6.80% at the market close of one year from today’s date.