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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 31.76 (-1.49% today). The market cap for Morgan Stanley is 62514.65, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – National industry. The target price for Morgan Stanley is 32.67. Currently Morgan Stanley is trading with a P/E of 14.79, and a forward P/E of 10.88. Average volume for Morgan Stanley is 14394.62 and so far today it is 1121698.

Performance in the last year for Morgan Stanley has been -2.95%. For EPS growth, Morgan Stanley has seen a growth of 81.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.81%. 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 8.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 16.09%.

Since the IPO date for Morgan Stanley on the 2/23/1993, Morgan Stanley has seen performance year to date to be 3.22%. With Morgan Stanley trading at 31.76, the dividend yield is 2.48%, and the EPS is 2.18.

So could Morgan Stanley, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.79. The PEG is 1.73, P/S is 1.79 and the P/B is at 0.86. The P/cash is 2.27, with P/free cash flow at 2.32.

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 62.50%. Outstanding shares are at 1939.04. While shares float is 1473.26. The float short is currently 1.00%, and short ratio is 1.02.

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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