Investors Catching Stocks: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)


Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) will report its next earnings on 19-Apr-17. The company reported the earnings of $0.81/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.65/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.16/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 24.6%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Morgan Stanley and for the current quarter 22 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.89/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.8/share and a High Estimate of $0.99/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 17 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Morgan Stanley as 9.32 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Morgan Stanley is 8.76 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 9.66 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 7.79 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for MS to be 61.8%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 13.3%. For the next 5 years, Morgan Stanley is expecting Growth of 13.54% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 10.68% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Morgan Stanley, where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 12 analysts have given a Buy signal, 11 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 26 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Morgan Stanley might touch $60 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $47.42 and $29 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Morgan Stanley got Upgrade on 11-Jan-17 where investment firm Societe Generale Upgrade the stock from Sell to Buy.

Morgan Stanley closed its last trading session at $46.83 with the loss of -0.56%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 85.89 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $47.17 and 52-week low of $23.11. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 1.9% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 5.87% and 34.78% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Mar 1, 2017 and 52-Week Low on Jun 27, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.84 and Average Volume (3 months) is 11.16 million. Morgan Stanley P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 15.93 and Forward P/E ratio of 11.87.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0.7%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 8%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 1.3%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Morgan Stanley currently shows a Weekly Performance of 1.59%, where Monthly Performance is 10.54%, Quarterly performance is 10.96%, 6 Months performance is 47.49% and yearly performance percentage is 82.34%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 10.73%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.66% and Monthly Volatility of 1.75%.