Analyst Ratings and Financial Health of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

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A number of analysts offered their Estimated Earnings analysis for Morgan Stanley (MS) for the current quarter.

The investment minimum to open an account is $5,000, and all accounts are charged a fee of 0.35 percent of assets under management. The EPS growth for the last 5 years is at 18.10% while the predicted EPS growth for the next 5 years is at 14.50%. Ltd. owned about 0.12% of Morgan Stanley worth $106,704,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. It turned negative, as 71 investors sold MS shares while 297 reduced holdings.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 6,800,716 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $327,595,000 after purchasing an additional 116,997 shares in the last quarter. Standard Life Investments LTD now owns 3,570,298 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $159,038,000 after acquiring an additional 3,189,560 shares during the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB raised its holdings in Morgan Stanley by 7.6% in the 3rd quarter. It also increased its holding in Hollysys Automation Technolo (NASDAQ:HOLI) by 205,110 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.44 million shares, and has risen its stake in Block H & R Inc (NYSE:HRB). Jbf Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. The performance this quarter is at 12.47% while the weekly performance is at 5.89%.

Morgan Stanley (MS) added 1.41% to reach $52.68 in the previous trading session. Narrowing in on Moving Averages, the 200-day for Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (BXG) is at 8.15, the 50-day is 10.81, and the 7-day is resting at 15.84.

The dividend yield for the company is hovering around 1.92% while the pay out ratio is now at 23.00%. Morgan Stanley has a 52 week low of $23.11 and a 52 week high of $47.33. They expect this year's earnings to rise 22.26% year-over-year to $3.57, followed by 12.61% growth in the next year to $4.02.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Morgan Stanley (MS) is at 73.81. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $0.77 and 137857 shares have traded hands in the session. The stock is now offering a return on equity of 9.50% while the return on assets is at 0.80% and the return on investment is at 1.30%. Rocky Mountain Advisers Lc invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Regentatlantic Capital Ltd invested in 0.43% or 106,135 shares. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 27.70%. Wells Fargo And Communications Mn reported 1.21 million shares stake. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,389,378 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $59,645,997.54. Higher relative volume you will have more liquidity in the stock which will tighten spreads and allow you to trade with more size without a ton of slippage. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company's a year ago sales total was 9.02 Million. The Average True Range is an investor tool used to measure stock volatility.

Traders are paying renewed attention to shares of Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc (MSF). The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $52.01, down from yesterday's close by -1.27%. ValuEngine lowered shares of Morgan Stanley from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Morgan Stanley from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, February 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Monday, November 20th. A 16 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while1 believe that investors should either steer clear of MS or, if they already own its stock, sell it. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $50.39. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a "top pick" rating and issued a $69.00 price objective on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th.