Betting On Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) ?

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Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) closed its last session at $54.2. The stock traded within a range of $53.82 and $54.33. The company operates in the Financial Services sector with a market capitalization of 98.03 Million. Trading volume for Morgan Stanley was 8.31 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has an average volume of 7.77 Million.

Company Profile

MORGAN STANLEY is a preeminent global financial services firm that maintains leading market positions in each of its three primary businesses: securities; asset management; and credit services.  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.

Analyst Views

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) received a Buy rating from 6 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) touched its 1-Year High price of $54.48 on 01/10/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $40.06 on 03/27/17.

EPS & Financials

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.93/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.81/Share by a difference of $0.12. This showed a surprise of 14.8% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 18 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.77/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.84/share and a low EPS of $0.71/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $9.2 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 9.43 Billion and 8.81 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has a 20-Day average volume of 7.58 Million. According to today’s trading volume Morgan Stanley is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 63.3 Percent. The return on assets stands at 0.8%, Return on Equity currently is 9.5% and the Return on Investment value is 1.3%.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) gross margin percentage stands at 78.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 23.9 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 15.6 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.45% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.76 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 15.73 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 3.3 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 23.9%. The return on invested capital is at 1.3%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 15.73%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 3.3% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.