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How has Morgan Stanley:(NYSE:MS) performed recently?

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 48537.75. It is in the Investment Brokerage – National industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 10.97, a forward P/E of 8.49 and EPS of 2.28. At a stock price of 25 (-3.55%) it has a dividend yield of 2.40%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by 81.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 25.52% and more long-term 7.85% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -53.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 0.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -20.00%.

For performance, Morgan Stanley the past week has seen a gain of 5.89%. For the last month performance for Morgan Stanley is -5.80%. While the last quarter is 3.10% and half year, -19.68%. Finally for the year, performance is -34.36%.

The 52-week high for Morgan Stanley, is at -37.86%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 18.79%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.23% and -11.67% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.87%, and for the month it is 2.49%. Morgan Stanley, has a target price of 30.81.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.51, and for total debt/equity Morgan Stanley has 5.43. The gross margin is 87.10%, while operating margin is 20.60%, the profit margin is 12.30%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 59.50%. Morgan Stanley has a payout ratio of 25.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 1941.51. The shares float is 1498.75, with the float short at 1.06%, with short ratio coming to 1.05.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Morgan Stanley, get 0.50%, with its returns on investment at 1.50%. Return on equity is 6.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 30.81, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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