Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) closed its last session at $50.02. The stock traded within a range of $49.66 and $50.42. The company operates in the Financial Services sector with a market capitalization of 92.6 Million. Trading volume for Morgan Stanley was 5.9 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has an average volume of 8.01 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. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) touched its 1-Year High price of $51.52 on 10/25/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $32.56 on 11/04/16.

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, 22 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.81/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.9/share and a low EPS of $0.71/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $9.28 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 9.67 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 BEARISH with LOW volatility. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has a 20-Day average volume of 8.44 Million. According to today’s trading volume Morgan Stanley is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW 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 BEARISH 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 63.1 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 0.24% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.12 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 10.34 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 18.39 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 10.34%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 18.39% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.