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Is Morgan Stanley(NYSE: MS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/23/1993. Morgan Stanley is in the Investment Brokerage – National industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Morgan Stanley, is 15054.31, and so far today it has a volume of 2742. Performance year to date since the 2/23/1993 is -12.97%.

To help you determine whether Morgan Stanley is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.01 and forward P/E is 9.4. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Morgan Stanley has a value for PEG of 1.53. P/S ratio is 1.45 and the P/B ratio is 0.75. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.27 and 2.65 respectively.

At the current price Morgan Stanley is trading at, 27.31 (-0.22% today), Morgan Stanley has a dividend yield of 2.19%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.28, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 25.46% after growing 81.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -53.20%, and -20.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1887.08, and the number of shares float is 1498.75. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 59.30%. The float short is 1.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.05. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.50%, and also a return on investment of 1.50%.

The ability for Morgan Stanley, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.51 and total debt/equity is 5.43. In terms of margins, Morgan Stanley has a gross margin of 87.10%, with its operating margin at 20.60%, and Morgan Stanley has a profit margin of 12.30%.

The 52 week high is -32.12%, with 29.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.17% and the 200 day simple moving average is -2.85%.

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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