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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 56168.88. It is in the Investment Brokerage – National industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 13.38, a forward P/E of 9.94 and EPS of 2.18. At a stock price of 29.55 (1.29%) it has a dividend yield of 2.74%.

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 18.79% and more long-term 8.55% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 0.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -7.40%.

For performance, Morgan Stanley the past week has seen a gain of 0.55%. For the last month performance for Morgan Stanley is 4.90%. While the last quarter is 13.45% and half year, 27.90%. Finally for the year, performance is -20.94%.

The 52-week high for Morgan Stanley, is at -20.89%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 41.36%. The 20-day simple moving average is 9.63% and 7.15% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.34%, and for the month it is 1.70%. Morgan Stanley, has a target price of 32.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.49, and for total debt/equity Morgan Stanley has 5.42. The gross margin is 86.70%, while operating margin is 20.40%, the profit margin is 11.90%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 59.80%. Morgan Stanley has a payout ratio of 27.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 1925.57. The shares float is 1473.26, with the float short at 1.03%, 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 6.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 32.25, 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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