|Bid||47.11 x 4000|
|Ask||47.51 x 900|
|Day's Range||46.97 - 47.44|
|52 Week Range||36.74 - 55.64|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.05|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.16|
|Earnings Date||Apr 16, 2019 - Apr 22, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.20 (2.84%)|
|1y Target Est||52.07|
Although the British political system appears to have staved off a no-deal Brexit for now, London still faces an existential threat. Unless the UK suddenly changes its mind about leaving the EU, banks, insurers and other financial services businesses still face the prospect of a hard Brexit in all the likely scenarios — including a no-deal departure or membership of the customs union. It is understandable that politicians have made little effort to shield financial services from the coming hit.
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Raymond James' Take: Can the Bull Run Continue?(Continued from Prior Part)Raymond James versus Morgan StanleyJeffrey Saut, Raymond James’ chief investment strategist, told CNBC that the stock markets (SPY) could rally to fresh highs. His opinion
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) beat earnings and revenue estimates. This helped to continue the march higher in Morgan Stanley stock that began in the middle of March. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Source: Shutterstock Over the last year, fear of tariffs and worries about the economy have influenced bank stocks. This seems remarkable, as higher interest rates generally boost profits for banks. However, one factor has emerged that could change that dynamic. With the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio flirting with single-digit levels, MS stock may become a buy regardless of the economy. MS Sees Brighter Outlook After Earnings, Revenue BeatsThe New York-based investment bank reported first-quarter earnings at $1.33 per share. This came in 17 cents ahead of estimates, but well short of the $1.45 per share reported in the same quarter last year. Revenues of $10.29 billion beat consensus estimates of $9.93 billion. However, year-ago revenues came in at $11.08 billion.Without question, earnings have slumped this year. Morgan Stanley stock, along with peers such as Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), saw their stock prices drop through most of 2018. They also stagnated between mid-January and the middle of March, as tariff-related concerns continued to weigh on these stocks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMoreover, fears of a recession led to a more dovish tone from the Fed. Higher interest rates tend to boost earnings potential for bank stocks. However, Morgan Stanley stock and other bank stocks have seemingly traded on prospects for the economy in recent months.Optimism about the economy rebounded as the Fed's more dovish tone and the optimism about a U.S.-China trade agreement helped to boost bank stocks. Indeed, the outlook now appears brighter. Analysts forecast earnings growth of 10.9% next year. Wall Street also forecasts average earnings increases of 10.82% per year for the next five years. Morgan Stanley Stock Becoming a Valuation PlayStill, investors may have a bigger reason to buy than profit projections. Traders should also recognize that valuation could again become a key driver for Morgan Stanley stock. Due to falling multiples, MS may have also become a buy regardless of the economy. Investors who purchase now will pay only about 10.2 times earnings, much lower than its 14.5 average PE in recent years.Multiples on Morgan Stanley stock have rarely fallen into the single digits historically. Moreover, when this low valuation comes with double-digit earnings growth, it becomes hard to see MS as anything but a buy. Unless earnings drop significantly, I see little else to change a bullish investment thesis on Morgan Stanley stock.Moreover, even if a recovery in MS stock takes time, investors can still benefit. Thanks to the economic recovery, bank stocks have again begun to increase dividends annually. The annual dividend increases in Morgan Stanley stock resumed in 2014. Today, MS pays $1.20 per share in yearly dividends, a 2.5% yield. Over the last few years, these payout hikes have come when the company reports its second-quarter earnings. Hence, the yield will likely move higher in July. Final Thoughts on Morgan Stanley StockFollowing earnings, investors should consider buying Morgan Stanley stock regardless of the recent influence of economic forces. MS beat reduced earnings and revenue estimates. However, this has held little sway over the equity as it has fallen over the last year. During that time, investors sold off bank stocks in general, as economic worries became more significant. * 6 Cheap Stocks That Cost Less Than $10 This worry has taken Morgan Stanley stock to a PE ratio of just over 10. The stock fell to that valuation despite projections of double-digit earnings growth and an increased payout. With the low PE ratio and the potential earnings growth, MS's downside appears limited. Add in the rising dividend, and it becomes hard to call MS stock anything but a buy.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post Buy Morgan Stanley Stock on Valuation, Not External Factors appeared first on InvestorPlace.
FTSE Russell sparked the latest -- and perhaps biggest -- worry when it said last week it may remove Malaysia from its world bond index on concern about market liquidity, triggering fears of a capital flight. The move couldn’t come at a worse time: the currency is lagging, global funds continue to sell Malaysian stocks and palm oil exports are under threat from European Union restrictions. While weak inflation data Wednesday could support the case for a rate cut, there are concerns consumer prices could rebound in the second half.
When community activists, unions and local politicians thwarted Amazon’s plans for a corporate complex in Queens, New York, the victory rattled investors and financial advisers who hope to profit from the federal government’s Opportunity Zones programme. Before withdrawing, Amazon said it would not apply for generous tax breaks allowed under the scheme. Under a law passed in 2017, the US Treasury has designated more than 8,700 areas across 50 states as economically distressed, labelling them “opportunity zones”.
U.S. stocks ended a choppy session slightly lower as investors considered stronger-than-expected economic data from China and a latest batch of corporate earnings results.
Morgan Stanley earnings fell vs. a year earlier but beat views. Revenue also topped, unlike Goldman Sachs and some other big banks. Morgan Stanley stock rose.
(MS)’s wealth management business reported better-than-expected first-quarter results, rebounding from a rocky fourth quarter. The unit’s net revenue came in at $4.39 billion, up 6% from the fourth quarter of 2018 and flat from a year earlier. Meanwhile, pretax profit was $1.19 billion, up 18% from last year’s fourth quarter and 2% year over year.
It remained to be seen whether client sentiment and re-leveraging would pick up the pace quickly in 1Q19 following the fourth quarter jitters, if at all. With the bar set low, Morgan Stanley's revenue and earnings beat will likely serve as encouragement for investors to set aside concerns that had started to mount in the latter part of 2018, likely injecting a bit of adrenaline into the stock in the near term. Noteworthy this quarter was a resilient wealth management business, one of the largest and most relevant of Morgan Stanley's segments.
After all, the firm derives almost all of its revenue from market-related fees, a weak spot for competitors like Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., which made up the shortfall with their consumer units. Investment banking came in especially weak, with Morgan Stanley posting the biggest decline among competitors. It brought in just $1.15 billion for advising on mergers and acquisitions, debt offerings and equity capital markets, which was 24 percent lower than the same period last year.
Amid slump in investment banking and trading, Morgan Stanley's (MS) Q1 earnings beat estimates driven by loan growth and lower expenses.
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Morgan Stanley gets about half its annual revenue from wealth management, which helps it ride out weak periods for trading and investment banking. "This quarter ... shows the resiliency of wealth management, which is an important indicator of the health of our business," Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Pruzan said in an interview. Overall, Morgan Stanley reported a quarterly profit of $2.34 billion (£1.80 billion), or $1.39 per share, down from $2.58 billion, or $1.45 per share, in the year-earlier period.
Morgan Stanley (MS), PepsiCo (PEP) and Kansas City Southern (KSU) are among those companies putting out Q1 earnings results this morning.
Morgan Stanley’s Q1 Earnings Fell 4%, Beat the Estimates(Continued from Prior Part)Valuation Morgan Stanley (MS) is trading at a forward PE ratio of 9.6x, which is ~16% lower than its five-year average PE ratio. The stock is trading at a PBV
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Bond-trading revenue fell 9 percent, a smaller drop than at rival Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and less than the 15 percent slump analysts had estimated. Revenue rose at the firm’s wealth and asset management units, helping it counter the biggest slump in investment-banking fees on Wall Street. Morgan Stanley generates nearly all its revenue from fees tied to the markets, a larger share than rivals such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. that leaned on their retail-banking units in the first quarter.
Morgan Stanley reported first quarter earnings that exceeded market expectations. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss that, along with PEPISCO earnings which also topped Wall Street's Q1 expectations.