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Present Change: Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS)

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Morgan Stanley is part of the financial services sector and trades as part of the brokers and exchanges industry. The company CEO is James P. Gorman. Morgan Stanley is a global investment bank. The company has institutional securities, wealth-management, and asset-management segments.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MS stock showed a previous change of -0.25% with an open at 52.14 and a close of 51.78. It reached an intraday high of 52.44 and a low of 51.77.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $91.7b with 1.8b shares outstanding, of which the float is 1.7b shares. Trading volume reached 6,793,188 shares compared to its average volume of 8,628,840 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Morgan Stanley shares returned 1.97% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.31%. Over three months, it changed -11.68%. In one year it has changed 17.71% and within that year its 52-week high was 59.38 and its 52-week low was 43.48. MS stock is 19.09% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 51.70 and a 50 day moving average of 52.92. Currently MS stock is trading 0.15% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.08 that ended on 2017-12-31, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.81. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.28. The TTM EPS is 4.09, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.66.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  1.45
12-31-2017:  0.84
09-30-2017:  0.93
06-30-2017:  0.87

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.93%. Also, the payout ratio is 24.45%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 48.53, which means it may be overvalued by -6.70%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 80.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 14,965,800, which is 0.85% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.51. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.48

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 8.44%, return on assets is 0.69%, profit margin is 15.69%, price-to-sales is 2.11 and price-to-book is 1.32.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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