MS - Morgan Stanley

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-1.41 (-3.27%)
At close: 4:03PM EDT
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Previous Close43.13
Bid41.62 x 900
Ask0.00 x 1000
Day's Range41.28 - 42.72
52 Week Range36.74 - 55.64
Avg. Volume12,874,877
Market Cap71.291B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.95
PE Ratio (TTM)8.82
EPS (TTM)4.73
Earnings DateApr 16, 2019 - Apr 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.20 (2.78%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-01-30
1y Target Est52.07
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  • TheStreet.com7 hours ago

    Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Other Banks Roiled as U.S. Yield Curve Inverts

    Ominous economic data from the U.S. Friday caused investors fear over the long-term prospects of the economy, pressuring the country's large-cap bank stocks. Now, the U.S. 3-month and 10-year yields have inverted, with the 10 year hitting 2.429% and the three month hitting 2.455%, as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have both lost more than 1% Friday. Banks, which derive much of their profit through their net interest margins, or the difference between their borrowing and lending rates, are seeing their stocks fall Friday, as the inverted yield curve makes lending less lucrative and less attractive.

  • InvestorPlaceyesterday

    3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: AT&T, Morgan Stanley and Lowe’s Companies

    Dancing with a fairly significant stumble after losing ground on Tuesday and Wednesday, the bulls opted to renew their bullishness on Thursday. The S&P 500 gained 1.09% in yesterday's action, leading the index to its best close since early October.Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) offered the biggest helping hand, gaining 3.7% as investors wade in before Monday's event that will unveil its new on-demand video platform. Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) actually logged the bigger gain, however, advancing nearly 10% after posting second-quarter numbers that hinted at a turnaround taking shape in the second half of the year.They weren't all winners though. Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) plunged nearly 30% after the biopharma company decided to cancel the development of Alzheimer's drug aducanumab due to its ineffectiveness.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNone of those names are well suited for speculation as Friday's trading action kicks off, however. Rather, it's the stock charts of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) and AT&T (NYSE:T) that hold the most promise, as each is only on the cusp of moving past catalytic levels. Morgan Stanley (MS)This week has been an especially tough one for banking and finance stocks. News that the Federal Reserve was going to put the brakes on its rate-hike plans upended these names, as the higher interest rates on the radar had led investors to believe bank earnings would also grow. Now they're not going to. * 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter Curiously though, Morgan Stanley shares bounced on Thursday while most other financial names continued to lose ground. In context though, not only does the rebound make sense, it sets the stage for a major breakout thrust. Click to Enlarge • The big line in the sand now is around $45, plotted in yellow on the daily chart. That's where Morgan Stanley topped out the last two times it peaked.• MS shares have also already made their way above the upper edge of a falling trading range that has guided shares lower since early 2018.• Yesterday's reversal took shape right as the purple 50-day and gray 100-day moving average lines were revisited. This is the ideal spot to stage rekindled bullishness. Lowe's Companies (LOW)It has likely got more to do with the perceived rebound of the home-construction market and an encouraging outlook for remodeling spending this year. But whatever the reason, Lowe's Companies shares have largely confirmed that the uptrend put into motions in January is the real deal. Click to Enlarge • In December and January, the white 200-day moving average line acted as resistance. Once it was clearly in February though, it turned into support that prodded the current surge.• We're also nearing a so-called golden cross, where the purple 50-day moving average line moves above the 200-day average. This is often a sign of the beginning of a big bullish move.• Zooming out to a daily chart of LOW, we can see the path is cleared for a move to the $125 area, where the upper boundary of the trading range in place since late 2017 awaits. AT&T (T)The past two and a half years have been miserable ones for AT&T shareholders. From a peak near $43 in late 2016 to a low of less than $27 in December of last year, this blue chip has been very un-blue-chip-like. It's not like the past few weeks have offered any decisive hints that things are finally on the mend.There are a handful of very subtle but very telling clues, however, that point to real bullishness ahead if T shares can work past one important technical ceiling. Click to Enlarge • That ceiling is right around $31.40, where the stock peaked a couple of different times this year, and where the white 200-day line waits. The 200-day line has been a big problem for AT&T for a few months now.• Backing out to a weekly chart we can see T shares have already made a move above the falling resistance line -- plotted in yellow -- that's been guiding it lower since early 2018.• Still, this is a stock that has given us bullish headfakes before.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site,, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Specialty Retail ETFs to Buy the Industry's Disruption * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 3 Out-of-Favor Consumer Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: AT&T, Morgan Stanley and Lowe's Companies appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    Morgan Stanley brought in the most revenue from commodities of any of the major investment banks in 2018, data from analytics firm Coalition showed on Thursday. The bank beat rival JPMorgan into second place and Citibank and Goldman Sachs into joint third in Coalition's ranking of the twelve largest global investment banks' commodities businesses. The score caps a rapid rise for Morgan Stanley, which in the 2017 rankings tied for first place with JPMorgan and before that had not been inside the top three since 2014, when it placed third.

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  • Business Wire3 days ago

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  • Markit4 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Morgan Stanley.

    Morgan Stanley NYSE:MSView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for MS with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting MS. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding MS is favorable, with net inflows of $16.12 billion. This is among the highest net inflows seen over the last one-year and the rate of additional inflows appears to be increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NeutralThe current level displays a neutral indicator. MS credit default swap spreads are within the middle of their range for the last three years.Please send all inquiries related to the report to and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Morgan Stanley (MS) Inks Deal With FinTech Firm iCapital
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    FinTech platform iCapital will become the feeder fund-service provider for the wealth-management alternative investments group of Morgan Stanley (MS).

  • 5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider
    InvestorPlace5 days ago

    5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider

    Editor's Note: This article was previously published in January 2019. It has been updated and republished.I recently attended a meeting of startup founders who pitched their companies. Interestingly enough, many of them touted artificial intelligence.Yes, this technology has quickly become red hot. After all, the market opportunity is massive. Gartner estimates that spending will grow at an average compound annual rate of 18% to $383.5 billion by 2020.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsYet AI is not easy to develop. There needs to be access to huge amounts of data, so as to find patterns. What's more, AI requires top-notch data scientists. As should be no surprise, this kind of talent is in short supply nowadays.Because of all this, when it comes to finding artificial intelligence stocks, they are usually larger companies. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks That Make the Grade OK then, which names are positioned to benefit? Well, let's take a look at five that stand out:Source: Shutterstock Alphabet (GOOG)Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, refers to the company as "AI first." And this is certainly not hype. AI has become pervasive across the product line, such as with Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Photos, Google Cloud and so on. The company has also developed its own assistant, which connects with more than 5,000 devices in the home.Google has been creating industry standards for AI as well, primarily through its own language called TensorFlow. Just some of the companies that use it include Uber, eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO).Something else: Google is a top player in autonomous vehicles. The company's Waymo unit could be worth as much as $175 billion, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.Finally, the valuation of GOOG stock is at reasonable levels, with the forward price-to-earnings ratio is 27X, which is in-line with other mega tech operators like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). This puts it at the top of the heap among artificial intelligence stocks.Source: Nvidia Nvidia (NVDA)Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is the pioneer of GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), which are chips that process large amounts of data cost-effectively. The technology was initially focused on the gaming market.But NVDA realized that GPUs were also ideal for AI. To this end, the company has leveraged these systems into areas like datacenters and autonomous vehicles.No doubt, it has been a very good move. Consider that NVDA has been on a strong growth ramp before flattening a bit at the end of its fiscal year. In the latest quarter, revenues dropped by 24% to $2.21 billion year over year, but finished the year up with 21% growth to $11.72 billion.It's true that the valuation of NVDA stock is far from cheap, with the forward price-to-earnings ratio at 24x. But then again, a premium is to be expected for a company that is a leader in a massive industry. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs For example, earlier this year Evercore ISI analyst C.J. Muse boosted the price target on NVDA stock to $400, which implies 41% upside. In his report, he noted that the company's technology is "becoming the standard AI platform."Source: Shutterstock IBM (IBM)AI is nothing new for IBM (NYSE:IBM). The company has been developing this type of technology for many years. For example, back in 1985, it developed its AI computer called Deep Blue. It would actually beat chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1996. Then in 2011, IBM created Watson to take on the best players on the quiz show Jeopardy!. The computer won.Now, IBM has definitely had its troubles. But the investments in AI and other cutting-edge technologies have been making a difference. Note that during the trailing 12 months, IBM's Strategic Imperatives, which include cloud computing, security, analytics, Big Data and mobile, generated $39 billion, or about 48% of total revenues. This has helped improve the growth rate of the overall business.IBM stock also has an attractive dividend, which is at 4.49%. This is one of the highest in the tech industry. Oh, and the valuation is reasonable as well. Consider that the forward price-to-earnings ratio is only 9.88x.Source: Shutterstock Yext (YEXT)Yext (NYSE:YEXT) has been among the most exciting Artificial Intelligence stocks. The reason: the company is a top data provider, with integrations of over 150 services from operators like Google, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY). Yext has also added context and intent to all this, which allows for more accurate real-time searches.On the latest earnings call, CEO Howard Lerman noted: "Today, we manage more than 185 million facts about our customers in our platform, providing brand-verified answers in services like Google, Siri, Alexa and WeChat to consumers looking for information verified by the source of truth.." * 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% Growth has been strong. In the latest quarter, revenues shot up by 33% to $63.8 million. The company has also been getting much traction with enterprise customers. Note that the quarter saw nearly 130 new logos.Source: Simone.Brunozzi Via Flickr Baidu (BIDU)When it comes to the search business, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) remains the king in China. Over the years, the company has transitioned to mobile, which has been critical. But BIDU has also invested heavily in becoming one of the serious artificial intelligence stocks. This has helped with personalizing the search experience as well as improving the impact of online ads.But AI has done more than just bolster BIDU's own platform. The company has created several platforms for third parties. One is DuerOS, which has an installed base of 100 million devices and processes over 400 million queries a month. Then there is Apollo. It is an AI system for autonomous vehicles. Recently, BIDU used this with King Long Motors to launch the first fully self-driving L4 minibus.The AI efforts have been paying off. In the latest quarter, revenues jumped by 27% to $4.1 billion and the adjusted EBITDA came to $988 million -- or about 24% of total revenues. Yes, BIDU has a highly scalable business model.BIDU stock has taken a hit over the past year, down 32%. Keep in mind that Chinese stocks have been in the bear phase and that there are concerns about the U.S. trade tensions. But for investors looking for a play on AI in China, BIDU stock does look attractive at these levels.Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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  • InvestorPlace5 days ago

    3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Morgan Stanley, Applied Materials and Kimberly Clark

    It wasn't pretty, or easy, but the market managed to log another victory on Friday -- the fourth winning day of the past five. The S&P 500's close of 2,822.48 was the index's best close since early November, yet the budding uptrend remains far from rock-solid.Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) led the way with its 2.2% advance, mostly in response to reports that it won a relatively important patent-infringement court case against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Though more are still pending, it was perceived as a good step. Leap Therapeutics (NASDAQ:LPTX) logged one of the day's biggest gains among major names, however, up 21.6% during regular-hours trading and adding another 12% in Friday's after-hours action for reasons most investors have yet to figure out.At the other end of the spectrum, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) fell a little more than 5% after watchers were ho-hum about Thursday's evening's unveiling of the new Model Y.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNone make for particularly great trading prospects of the new trading week. Rather, it's the stock charts of Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) that merit the closest technical look to kick off the new trading week. Applied Materials (AMAT)Applied Materials broke out of a downtrend several weeks ago, as first suggested was possible in late November. The effort got off to a great start too, up until AMAT stock bumped into resistance at its 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs That hurdle was cleared on Friday though. There's one more ceiling to clear, but the undertow is pointed in the right direction. Click to Enlarge • The remaining hurdle is the early February peak around $41.30, plotted with a red dashed line on both stock charts.• The current uptrend was kicked off with the ideal prompt … support and a push up and off of the purple 50-day moving average line (highlighted).• We've seen several accumulation days since January, or high-volume gains that indicate there are plenty of would-be buyers willing to feed the rally effort.• If the $41.30 ceiling can be cleared, the next major ceiling is the late-2017/early-2018 resistance around $59, plotted with a yellow-dashed line. Kimberly Clark (KMB)In late February Kimberly Clark was pegged as a breakout candidate. Shares had just broken out of a long-term converging wedge pattern by breaking above the upper boundary of a shrinking trading range.That effort actually petered out soon thereafter. But, the potential never really went away. With a small pullback and the reversal at the exact right place, that effort has been rekindled bigger and better than it was three weeks ago. Click to Enlarge • The breakout above technical resistance is clear on both stock charts. That ceiling is plotted with a white dashed line, and has now been hurdled twice.• The lull in late February and early March was the perfect pullback and regroup. All it took was a brush of the purple 50-day moving average line (highlighted) to supply the rally's second wind.• The next most plausible target is currently around $126, where the resistance line that's tagged the peaks from 2016 and 2017 awaits. That resistance marked with a yellow dashed line. Morgan Stanley (MS)Most interested investors respect the 1.5% gain Morgan Stanley made on Friday, and the 4.7% advance it booked for the week. That's more than the broad market mustered.There's far more to Friday's action than readily meets the eye, however. With that small move, MS made a big dent in a ceiling that had been guiding it lower for months now. Better still, it did so on higher volume, suggesting there's a swath of potential buyers waiting in the wings. Click to Enlarge • The technical resistance in question is the 100-day moving average line, plotted in gray on both stock charts. Despite several attempts, this is the first successful cross above it since the middle of last year.• On the weekly chart, we've got a bullish MACD cross and a Chaikin line that's above zero, confirming the undertow is bullish.• If the breakout thrust gets traction, the line to watch as a potential technical ceiling is the white 200-day moving average line, currently at $45.62.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site,, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy Today * 7 ETFs to Buy to Ride the Longevity Economy * 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Morgan Stanley, Applied Materials and Kimberly Clark appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Business Wire8 days ago

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    InvestorPlace8 days ago

    Will Increased Competition in China Affect Starbucks Stock?

    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is facing increased competition in its extremely important Chinese market. That's got owners of Starbucks stock worried. Source: StarbucksInvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut the owners of Starbucks stock shouldn't be worried because the increased competition suggests that the Chinese coffee market is becoming healthier. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs The Chinese Coffee Market Is HotIt is so hot at the moment that the chairman of Luckin Coffee, which only launched in October 2017, has reportedly demanded a $200 million loan from investment banks interested in getting a seat at the table if and when the company goes public. Expected to have 4,500 locations open across China by the end of 2019, Luckin Chairman Lu Zhengyao is severely testing the patience of investment banks. Luckin began working on its IPO in late January. By the end of February, it had hired Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) as one of the banks to take it public; Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) are both advising Luckin, but have yet to be granted a formal role, making them susceptible to the $200 million shakedown. Who Is Luckin Coffee?Based in Beijing, the homegrown brand has opened 2,000 locations over the past 18 months in 22 Chinese cities. It plans to open another 2,500 in 2019, bringing the total number of cities where it has locations to 40 and making it the largest coffee chain nationwide in terms of stores open and the number of cups of coffee served. By comparison, SBUX has 3,600 stores in more than 150 cities, is increasing the number of stores it opens by almost 20% a quarter, and generally has locations that are significantly bigger than Luckin's stores. Luckin's business has little to do with the customer experience and everything to do with low prices, discounting through two-for-one offers, and speedy delivery and takeout. For example, a coffee costs $3 at Luckin, 50 cents cheaper than at Starbucks. Take that to the next level with a two-for-one deal, and the price for a cup of joe drops to $1.50. It's the dollar store of coffee. Luckin is looking to go public with a valuation around $3 billion, putting it on par with Starbucks stock, despite losing $120 million in 2018.It plans to list on the NYSE, in part because the Hong Kong Stock Exchange requires companies that list on it to have three years of operating history. There Is Other CompetitionSBUX is well-aware of the competition in the Chinese market. Iconic Canadian coffee brand Tim Hortons, owned by Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR), which also owns Burger King and Popeyes, opened its first store in China at the end of February. Hortons has big plans for China. In 2019, it will open 10-20 stores in Shanghai, hoping to become the preferred brand for consumers looking for more than just coffee from their visit. It's not going to be easy, since Costa Coffee, and Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) also are competing for customers in a country in which just 33% of the population bought a cup of coffee in 2017. "Tim Hortons will need to offer not just something unique that Chinese consumers can't find at other chains, but also spend heavily on marketing to build awareness of the brand," said Jason Yu, Shanghai-based general manager of Kantar Worldpanel in Greater China.Starbucks has been in China since 1999. It's earned the right to call itself the country's preferred coffee destination. Over the long-term, SBUX believes it will have more stores in China than it does in the U.S., where it has more than 14,000 stores. The Bottom Line on Starbucks StockGood businesses don't fear competition; they embrace it. As coffee becomes more accepted in China, there is going to be room for many competitors, including Luckin. The owners of Starbucks stock ought to happy about the increased competition. It's a sign the coffee market is maturing and expanding in China, which ultimately should significantly boost the company's overall profits. lifting Starbucks stock. Starbucks stock, in my opinion, remains a buy. As of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy Today * 7 ETFs to Buy to Ride the Longevity Economy * 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% Compare Brokers The post Will Increased Competition in China Affect Starbucks Stock? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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