Morgan Stanley [MS] moved up 1.84: Why It’s Important

Morgan Stanley [NYSE: MS] gained 1.84% on the last trading session, reaching $91.12 price per share at the time. The company report on December 9, 2022 that Morgan Stanley at Work Announces 2022 End of Year Technology Enhancements.

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Updates to stock plan platforms unify and personalize the user experience for both participants and administrators across the full suite of Morgan Stanley at Work offerings.

Morgan Stanley at Work today announced a fresh bundle of technology enhancements on its stock plan platforms Equity Edge Online® (EEO) and Shareworks, which together serve roughly 40% of the S&P 500 in the US.1 The updates target smoother engagement for Morgan Stanley at Work’s corporate clients and participants, focusing on fractional shares, personalized participant videos, automated translations, and gifting vested shares in time for the year-end holidays.

Morgan Stanley represents 1.67 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $152.66 billion with the latest information. MS stock price has been found in the range of $88.28 to $91.325.

If compared to the average trading volume of 7.58M shares, MS reached a trading volume of 7496100 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $93.70 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 2.20. 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.

Atlantic Equities have made an estimate for Morgan Stanley shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 05, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on September 06, 2022, representing the official price target for Morgan Stanley stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $111, while Oppenheimer analysts kept a Outperform rating on MS stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Morgan Stanley is set at 2.14, with the Price to Sales ratio for MS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.50. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.65, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 66.67. Price to Free Cash Flow for MS in the course of the last twelve months was 1241.14.

Trading performance analysis for MS stock

Morgan Stanley [MS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.46. With this latest performance, MS shares gained by 2.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -7.43% 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 58.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.10, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.92 for Morgan Stanley [MS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 84.83, while it was recorded at 88.81 for the last single week of trading, and 84.28 for the last 200 days.

Morgan Stanley [MS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Morgan Stanley [MS] shares currently have an operating margin of +33.10. Morgan Stanley’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +24.50.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.51, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.30.

Morgan Stanley [MS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 1.51%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Morgan Stanley [MS]

There are presently around $130,572 million, or 63.80% 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 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; STATE STREET CORP, holding 121,341,253 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $11.06 billion in MS stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $10.36 billion in MS stock with ownership of nearly -4.728% of the company’s market capitalization.

741 institutional holders increased their position in Morgan Stanley [NYSE:MS] by around 49,486,807 shares. Additionally, 733 investors decreased positions by around 62,995,678 shares, while 236 investors held positions by with 1,320,489,682 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,432,972,167 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MS stock had 106 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,130,799 shares, while 111 institutional investors sold positions of 8,795,961 shares during the same period.

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