Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.33% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.90%. Over the last 12 months, MS stock rose by 30.27%. The one-year MS stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.08. The average equity rating for MS stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for MS stock reached $82.32 billion, with 1.62 billion shares outstanding and 1.23 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 9.43M shares, MS reached a trading volume of 17987626 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on Morgan Stanley (MS):
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MS shares is $54.83 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MS stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Odeon have made an estimate for Morgan Stanley shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on October 29, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on October 10, 2019, representing the official price target for Morgan Stanley stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $48 to $52, while Citigroup kept a Buy rating on MS stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Morgan Stanley is set at 0.71, with the Price to Sales ratio for MS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.58. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.10, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 22.00. Price to Free Cash Flow for MS in the course of the last twelve months was 2.83.
MS Stock Performance Analysis:
Morgan Stanley (MS) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.90. With this latest performance, MS shares gained by 3.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 17.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 30.27% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.43, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.54, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.60 for Morgan Stanley (MS). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 47.98, while it was recorded at 50.77 for the last single week of trading, and 44.53 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Morgan Stanley Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Morgan Stanley (MS) shares currently have an operating margin of +22.68. Morgan Stanley’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +17.44.
Return on Total Capital for MS is now 3.28, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.47. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.10, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.03. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Morgan Stanley (MS) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 324.99. Additionally, MS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 76.47, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.52. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 238.20, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.10.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Morgan Stanley (MS) managed to generate an average of $145,026 per employee. Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.06.
MS Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Morgan Stanley posted 0.8/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.89/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -10.10%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Morgan Stanley go to 7.49%.
Morgan Stanley (MS) Insider Position Details
There are presently around $70,593 million, or 62.40% of MS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MS stocks are: MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC with ownership of 388,344,081, which is approximately -2.381% of the company’s market cap and around 24.10% of the total institutional ownership; STATE STREET CORP, holding 119,937,277 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.08 billion in MS stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $5.21 billion in MS stock with ownership of nearly 4.844% of the company’s market capitalization.
453 institutional holders increased their position in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by around 58,307,842 shares. Additionally, 478 investors decreased positions by around 76,614,323 shares, while 180 investors held positions by with 1,257,716,790 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,392,638,955 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MS stock had 93 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,791,053 shares, while 88 institutional investors sold positions of 6,473,097 shares during the same period.