Morgan Stanley [NYSE: MS] surged by $0.62 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $50.68 during the day while it closed the day at $50.15. Morgan Stanley stock has also gained 12.19% of its value over the past 7 days. However, MS stock has inclined by 33.73% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 2.20% and lost -1.90% year-on date.
The market cap for MS stock reached $77.68 billion, with 1.56 billion shares outstanding and 1.19 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 17.90M shares, MS reached a trading volume of 12075488 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about 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 $47.90 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 2.10. 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 Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 21, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Morgan Stanley stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $52 to $43, while Goldman kept a Buy rating on MS stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Morgan Stanley is set at 1.85, with the Price to Sales ratio for MS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.50. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.01, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 84.90. Price to Free Cash Flow for MS in the course of the last twelve months was 1.77.
MS stock trade performance evaluation
Morgan Stanley [MS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 12.19. With this latest performance, MS shares gained by 29.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 2.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 17.45% 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 72.14, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.86, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.61 for Morgan Stanley [MS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 39.74, while it was recorded at 48.17 for the last single week of trading, and 44.91 for the last 200 days.
Morgan Stanley [MS]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Morgan Stanley [MS] shares currently have an operating margin of +21.41. Morgan Stanley’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.79.
Return on Total Capital for MS is now 3.29, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.52. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.18, 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 336.99. Additionally, MS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 77.12, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.64. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 248.21, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.87.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Morgan Stanley [MS] managed to generate an average of $149,625 per employee.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Morgan Stanley [MS] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Morgan Stanley posted 1.23/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.14/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 7.90%. 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 0.62%.
Morgan Stanley [MS]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $68,923 million, or 65.60% 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 377,085,167, which is approximately -1.431% of the company’s market cap and around 24.20% of the total institutional ownership; STATE STREET CORP, holding 113,302,801 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.61 billion in MS stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $5.01 billion in MS stock with ownership of nearly 2.871% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Morgan Stanley stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 494 institutional holders increased their position in Morgan Stanley [NYSE:MS] by around 97,242,310 shares. Additionally, 566 investors decreased positions by around 70,742,432 shares, while 168 investors held positions by with 1,223,560,028 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,391,544,770 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MS stock had 135 new institutional investments in for a total of 14,819,149 shares, while 174 institutional investors sold positions of 7,311,025 shares during the same period.