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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 29.01 (0.48% today). The market cap for Morgan Stanley is 55901.85, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – National industry. The target price for Morgan Stanley is 30.67. Currently Morgan Stanley is trading with a P/E of 12.67, and a forward P/E of 10.11. Average volume for Morgan Stanley is 14781.3 and so far today it is 5040402.

Performance in the last year for Morgan Stanley has been -27.36%. For EPS growth, Morgan Stanley has seen a growth of 81.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 24.17%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.40% over the last five years and could be 7.85% for the next five years. Morgan Stanley has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -20.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -53.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 9.68%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.57%.

Since the IPO date for Morgan Stanley on the 2/23/1993, Morgan Stanley has seen performance year to date to be -8.21%. With Morgan Stanley trading at 29.01, the dividend yield is 2.08%, and the EPS is 2.28.

So could Morgan Stanley, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 12.67. The PEG is 1.61, P/S is 1.56 and the P/B is at 0.79. The P/cash is 2.45, with P/free cash flow at 2.87.

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 2.51, and total debt/equity at 5.43.

In terms of margins, Morgan Stanley has a gross margin of 87.10%, an operating margin of 20.60% and a profit margin of 12.30%.Payout ratio for Morgan Stanley is 25.90%. 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 59.30%. Outstanding shares are at 1936.33. While shares float is 1498.75. The float short is currently 0.97%, and short ratio is 0.98.

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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