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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 42.04 (2.01% today). The market cap for Morgan Stanley is 77873.64, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – National industry. The target price for Morgan Stanley is 47.24. Currently Morgan Stanley is trading with a P/E of 14.38, and a forward P/E of 10.73. Average volume for Morgan Stanley is 11340.06 and so far today it is 19811000.

Performance in the last year for Morgan Stanley has been 62.55%. For EPS growth, Morgan Stanley has seen a growth of 0.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.58%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.10% over the last five years and could be 14.17% for the next five years. Morgan Stanley has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 21.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 107.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.14%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.70%.

Since the IPO date for Morgan Stanley on the 2/23/1993, Morgan Stanley has seen performance year to date to be -0.04%. With Morgan Stanley trading at 42.04, the dividend yield is 1.90%, and the EPS is 2.92.

So could Morgan Stanley, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.38. The PEG is 1.01, P/S is 2.05 and the P/B is at 1.11. The P/cash is 3.54, with P/free cash flow at 66.5.

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 2.57, and total debt/equity at 5.65.

In terms of margins, Morgan Stanley has a gross margin of 86.20%, an operating margin of 23.30% and a profit margin of 14.50%.Payout ratio for Morgan Stanley is 23.50%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 1.30%.

Insider ownership for Morgan Stanley, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 64.50%. Outstanding shares are at 1852.37. While shares float is 1414.6. The float short is currently 0.98%, and short ratio is 1.23.

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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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