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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Morgan Stanley, MS

Morgan Stanley, MS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Investment Brokerage – National in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Morgan Stanley, MS  has a market cap of 51197.62. Since its IPO date on the 2/23/1993, Morgan Stanley, MS performance year to date is -16.15%. Today Morgan Stanley, MS has gained 2.65%, with a current price of 26.37.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 59.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.90%. Return of assets are at 0.50%, with return on investment at 1.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Morgan Stanley, MS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.51. While Total debt/equity is 5.43. With a profit margin of 12.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 87.10%, and operating margin of 20.60%. Morgan Stanley ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Morgan Stanley, MS has seen a EPS growth of 81.30%. A performance for the year of -29.40%. The 52-week high is -34.46%, and the 52-week low is 25.30%. The average volume for Morgan Stanley, MS is 14141631.

With a target price of 30.81, can Morgan Stanley, MS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Morgan Stanley, MS. Morgan Stanley has a P/E of 11.58 and a forward P/E of 8.95. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.47. Morgan Stanley also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.43 and 0.73 respectively. For P/cash, Morgan Stanley has a value of 2.25, while it is 2.63 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 26.37, Morgan Stanley has a dividend yield of 2.28%. We see a return on equity of 6.50%.

Looking more long-term Morgan Stanley, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.85%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 25.52% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 81.30% for this year and for the last five years a 3.40% growth has been seen.

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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