Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. More Details
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Morgan Stanley's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MS is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Capital Markets
1 Year Return
US Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: MS exceeded the US Capital Markets industry which returned 59.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MS exceeded the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Morgan Stanley's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Morgan Stanley undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MS ($80.72) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($94.7)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MS is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.3x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (24.9x).
PE vs Market: MS is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.3x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (69.3x).
How is Morgan Stanley forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MS's forecast earnings growth (2.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: MS's earnings (2.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MS's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MS's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.2%).
How has Morgan Stanley performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MS's current net profit margins (21.8%) are higher than last year (20.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MS's earnings have grown by 14.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MS's earnings growth over the past year (23.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MS earnings growth over the past year (23.5%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 10.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MS's Return on Equity (10.8%) is considered low.
How is Morgan Stanley's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MS's short term assets ($895.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($503.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: MS's short term assets ($895.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($509.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MS's debt to equity ratio (325.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 330.3% to 325.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MS's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if MS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Morgan Stanley current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MS's dividend (1.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).
High Dividend: MS's dividend (1.73%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (21.4%), MS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (24.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
James Gorman (62 yo)
Mr. James Patrick Gorman serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc. He has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Morgan Stanley since J...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: James's total compensation ($USD31.64M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.94M).
Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: MS's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MS insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 18.7%.
Morgan Stanley's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Morgan Stanley
- Ticker: MS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1924
- Industry: Investment Banking and Brokerage
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$150.990b
- Shares outstanding: 1.87b
- Website: https://www.morganstanley.com
Number of Employees
- Morgan Stanley
- 1585 Broadway
- New York
- New York
- United States
Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East,...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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