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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)?

The company in question is, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) currently with a stock price of 30.55 (0.58% today). The market cap for Morgan Stanley is 58479.56, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage РNational industry. The target price for Morgan Stanley is 32.25. Currently Morgan Stanley is trading with a P/E of 13.93, and a forward P/E of 10.35. Average volume for Morgan Stanley is 14568.55 and so far today it is 7632057.

Performance in the last year for Morgan Stanley has been -17.84%. For EPS growth, Morgan Stanley has seen a growth of 81.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.40% over the last five years and could be 8.55% for the next five years. Morgan Stanley has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -11.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 12.43%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.93%.

Since the IPO date for Morgan Stanley on the 2/23/1993, Morgan Stanley has seen performance year to date to be -2.77%. With Morgan Stanley trading at 30.55, the dividend yield is 2.63%, and the EPS is 2.18.

So could Morgan Stanley, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.93. The PEG is 1.63, P/S is 1.67 and the P/B is at 0.81. The P/cash is 2.12, with P/free cash flow at 2.17.

Morgan Stanley ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.49, and total debt/equity at 5.42.

In terms of margins, Morgan Stanley has a gross margin of 86.70%, an operating margin of 20.40% and a profit margin of 11.90%.Payout ratio for Morgan Stanley is 27.10%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 1.50%.

Insider ownership for Morgan Stanley, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 59.80%. Outstanding shares are at 1925.57. While shares float is 1473.26. The float short is currently 1.03%, and short ratio is 1.05.

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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