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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 14285.19, and so far today it has a volume of 12498300. Performance year to date since the 2/23/1993 is 2.58%.

To help you determine whether Morgan Stanley is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.7 and forward P/E is 10.85. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Morgan Stanley has a value for PEG of 1.72. P/S ratio is 1.75 and the P/B ratio is 0.86. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.22 and 2.27 respectively.

At the current price Morgan Stanley is trading at, 32.04 (1.10% today), Morgan Stanley has a dividend yield of 2.50%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 27.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.18, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 18.51% after growing 81.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.50%, and -7.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1913.01, and the number of shares float is 1473.26. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 62.50%. The float short is 1.00%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.03. 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 2.49 and total debt/equity is 5.42. In terms of margins, Morgan Stanley has a gross margin of 86.70%, with its operating margin at 20.40%, and Morgan Stanley has a profit margin of 11.90%.

The 52 week high is -8.70%, with 53.30% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.08% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.04%.

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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