MS - Morgan Stanley

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.78 (-1.79%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

42.71 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:02PM EDT

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Previous Close43.49
Bid42.50 x 3200
Ask42.85 x 900
Day's Range42.15 - 42.82
52 Week Range36.74 - 54.28
Avg. Volume11,057,853
Market Cap71.848B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.15
PE Ratio (TTM)9.18
EPS (TTM)4.65
Earnings DateJul 16, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.20 (2.49%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-29
1y Target Est54.23
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  • Why U.S.-China Trade Tensions Pulled Bank of America Stock Lower
    InvestorPlace6 hours ago

    Why U.S.-China Trade Tensions Pulled Bank of America Stock Lower

    Financial institutions are getting caught in the downdraft created by the ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions. If trading activity slows, banks have fewer business deals to work on, hurting revenues. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), which fell 4% last week, is set to erase the post-earnings rally that continued after its earnings report posted in April. At a recent price of $28.40, should investors consider BAC stock?Source: Shutterstock Bank of America reported first-quarter earnings of 70 cents, up 13% from last year but adding to its 27% CAGR since Q1 2015. Its operating leverage fell to 4%, while its share count dropped 7% to 9.8 billion.Expect management to continue its shareholder-friendly moves over the long-term. If investors view trade tensions as noise, then the stock's recent dip of around 5.4% in the last month created another entry point for investors.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Operating LeverageBank of America, like other banks, is investing heavily on its own business to gain operating leverage. It will increase spending in technology/digitization by 10% this year. Its physical delivery network expanded as it added 31 financial centers in new and existing markets in the last 12 months. These investments are already having a positive impact on the business. It now has 37 million active digital banking users, compared to 32 million in Q1 2016. Total payments topped $705 billion, with non-digital growing 3% year-over-year and digital up 8%. With each digital transaction displacing the traditional ones, Bank of America is saving on operating costs. * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy The growth in mobile channel usage and digital deposit transactions all point to the bank becoming an online bank giant. And while the growth in loans and leases may slow due to macro issues, Bank of America is building a leaner operation to grow profits. First-Quarter By the NumbersBank of America's client balances grew 4% while the average deposit size increased 5%. GWIM now has assets under management of $1.1 trillion. The company bought back $6.3 billion in shares and paid out $1.5 billion in dividends. The stock's dividend yields 2.12%. This is below Citigroup's (NYSE:C) 2.77% and Wells Fargo & Company's (NYSE:WFC) 3.94%. Overall, it returned 112% of net income to common shareholders.BAC stock is more attractive than Wells Fargo because the latter still has the account fraud scandal controversy to deal with. Rate Hikes on PauseThe Fed's pause on rate hikes is another negative headwind that investors should consider despite the strong quarterly report from Bank of America. Without rates rising, the growth in income from interest rate spreads will slow. Still, Bank of America's net interest income grew 5% year-over-year by $0.6 billion. It benefited from past rate hikes and loan and deposit growth. This was partially offset by loan spread compression.Steady Non-performing loans, consumer and commercial net charge-offs in the first quarter could worsen if the U.S. economy worsens. For now, trade war tensions are unlikely to hurt the economy, but investors consider an escalation in tariff levels as a potential risk for BAC stock. ValuationOnly nine analysts cover Bank of America stock and have an average price target of $35.33 (according to Tipranks). Conversely, investors could use a price-to-earnings multiple valuation model to determine the fair value of BAC stock. This involves comparing its value with Citi, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). With this model, the fair value of ~$30, giving an upside of 6%.Investors could instead choose WFC stock, whose P/E of 10X is similar to that of BAC stock. Citi's P/E is 9.5 times and its dividend yield is higher. Yet investors chose to sell the stock, too, by 4.2% in the week and 7.5% lower in the month. That is more than the drop in BAC stock. Your TakeawayTrade tensions will dominate the headlines and move BAC stock in either direction. But Bank of America demonstrated its transformation to digital banking is paying off regardless of the trade war stories.As of this writing, Chris Lau did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend * The 7 Best Stocks to Buy From the IPO ETF * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace Compare Brokers The post Why U.S.-China Trade Tensions Pulled Bank of America Stock Lower appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Business Wire9 hours ago

    The Family Center Team Wins Morgan Stanley’s Eleventh Annual U.S. Strategy Challenge

    Morgan Stanley (MS) today announced that The Family Center team has won the eleventh annual U.S. Strategy Challenge, the Firm’s flagship pro bono program, which brings together rising talent to help nonprofit organizations solve strategic, mission critical challenges. Over the past ten weeks, Morgan Stanley employees provided in-depth consulting services to nine local nonprofits, addressing key strategic challenges such as expansion and scaling strategy as well as critical opportunities to enhance efficiency and effectiveness through business and program models.

  • Reuters9 hours ago

    Morgan Stanley shareholders vote to approve executive pay, director

    Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday that more than 95 percent of shares voted to approve its executive compensation packages and that all of its directors were elected at the bank's annual shareholder meeting in Purchase, New York. More than 89 percent of shareholders voted no on a proposal that the bank report annually on its lobbying efforts, according to preliminary tallies.

  • Full-Blown Trade War Is Quickly Shifting From Risk to ‘Baseline’
    Bloomberg15 hours ago

    Full-Blown Trade War Is Quickly Shifting From Risk to ‘Baseline’

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc. and JPMorgan Chase and Co. are among those that have rewritten their forecasts as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to impose a 25% tariffs on around $300 billion of additional Chinese imports. Analysts at Nomura have made that hike in duties -- which would mean practically all of China’s exports to the U.S. are hit by tariff hikes -- their baseline forecast.

  • Reuters16 hours ago

    Consumer lender Home Credit appoints banks for over $1 bln HK IPO - sources

    Global consumer lender Home Credit Group has appointed Citigroup, HSBC Holdings and Morgan Stanley to lead its upcoming Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of at least $1 billion, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. One person said Home Credit plans to file with the Hong Kong stock exchange as early as next month and list in September or October. Home Credit, Citi, HSBC and Morgan Stanley declined to comment.

  • Financial Times19 hours ago

    Morgan Stanley boss defends bank’s role in Uber IPO

    , saying the ride-hailing company had come to market during a “very difficult week” and its long-term share price performance would be more important than its early trading. Morgan Stanley, one of the two biggest advisers in Silicon Valley, was the lead bank on the deal. “I think you do your best to find price transparency by matching supply and demand after thousands of hours of talking to investors, but that came to the market during a very difficult week, and difficult weeks deliver unpredictable outcomes,” Mr Gorman told reporters on the sidelines of Morgan Stanley’s annual shareholder meeting in Purchase, New York.

  • Financial Times20 hours ago

    Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs: the kingpins of tech IPOs

    FT premium subscribers can click here to receive Due Diligence every day by email. Few on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley believe the battle between Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs will shake out the same way in one category. The next three banks — Bank of America, Allen & Co and Citigroup — earned less than a third of their bounty, according to data provider Refinitiv.

  • Goldman Sachs vs. Morgan Stanley: Comparing Business Models

    Goldman Sachs vs. Morgan Stanley: Comparing Business Models

    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have distinct ways of doing business, with one focusing on high rewards and the other on caution.

  • 3 Paint and Coatings Stocks Holding Support

    3 Paint and Coatings Stocks Holding Support

    Paint and coatings stocks have retreated toward support amid trade tariffs and margin pressure. Brush up on three trading ideas to play a rebound.

  • Financial Timesyesterday

    Sterling slips to fresh lows as May’s deal faces wall of opposition

    Sterling fell to fresh multi-month lows on Wednesday as Theresa May’s final gamble to force her Brexit deal through parliament met a wall of opposition. The pound fell 0.5 per cent on the day to trade around $1.2650, its lowest level since early January. The currency had briefly rallied on Tuesday as the prime minister offered MPs a “new deal” including the possibility of a second referendum if they back the withdrawal bill at the fourth time of asking.

  • Morgan Stanley Lays Off 5 People From London Equity Business

    Morgan Stanley Lays Off 5 People From London Equity Business

    Morgan Stanley (MS) is cutting jobs at its equities business in London after reporting a decline in equity trading revenues in first-quarter 2019.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    Another analyst just put out a shocking bear case for Tesla: Citi says stock could drop to $36

    "Maintain sell/high risk as the risk/reward still appears negatively skewed despite the recent capital raise and stock pullback," Citi's Itay Michaeli says. Morgan Stanley caused a stir on Tuesday when star auto analyst Adam Jonas put out a "bear case" scenario that envisioned Tesla TSLA 's shares plummeting to just $10. Citi's Itay Michaeli sees increasing probability the shares plummet more than 80% to $36.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    Morgan Stanley, Goldman and JPMorgan’s grip on tech IPOs under threat after Uber

    Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have a vice-like grip on advising top technology companies. After Uber and Lyft’s weak initial public offerings, rival banks are hoping for some market disruption. “The quality of deal execution is being called into question more, by both corporates and VCs [venture capital firms],” said David Hermer, head of equity capital markets at Credit Suisse, noting that a “small number of banks have a disproportionate share of leadership roles in technology IPO”.

  • Tesla is in its 'awkward teenage' years: WSJ's Tim Higgins
    Yahoo Finance2 days ago

    Tesla is in its 'awkward teenage' years: WSJ's Tim Higgins

    Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins said Tesla is in its "awkward teenage years," no longer a startup, but not yet a profitable company. While Morgan Stanley said Tesla stock could drop to as low as $10 a share, Higgins said Tesla still has value in its technological advantage over competitors.

  • This is the biggest Saudi IPO in almost five years — and the first to be sold directly to U.S. investors
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    This is the biggest Saudi IPO in almost five years — and the first to be sold directly to U.S. investors

    It has also been amended to reflect that shares of Arabian Centres are due to start trading on Wednesday. It will be the biggest initial public offering since the $6bn listing of lender National Commercial Bank in late 2014.

  • Investing.com2 days ago

    Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch - Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow.

  • Business Wire2 days ago

    Morgan Stanley Releases Family Office Compensation Benchmarking Report

    87% of family offices review and adjust compensation on an annual basis, according to report

  • 6 Defensive Stocks to Combat Market Turbulence
    Zacks2 days ago

    6 Defensive Stocks to Combat Market Turbulence

    With the trade war likely to weigh on the global economy, defensive stocks are a prudent choice for investors.

  • Markit2 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 have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low 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 | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding MS totaled $12.24 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording 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, but is easing. 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.

  • Investing.com3 days ago

    Tesla Pares Losses Midday After Morgan Stanley Worst-Case Call - Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock was fighting to avoid a fifth down day midday Tuesday as it pared losses following a withering sell-side research call.

  • Investing.com3 days ago

    Stocks - Wall Street Recovers as Restrictions on Huawei Temporarily Ease

    The S&P; 500 rose 17 points or 0.6% by 9:44 AM ET (13:44 GMT), while the Dow gained 128 points or 0.5% and tech-heavy Nasdaq composite was up 66 points or 0.9%.

  • Bloomberg3 days ago

    Morgan Stanley Is Making Cuts Within its London Equities Business

    At least five people have been affected in equity trading and sales trading in London, including Simon Mardel, Matthew Bubba, Tom Cooper, Robert Bloomer and Neil Taub, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Morgan Stanley’s first quarter fixed-income, currency and commodity sales and trading revenue beat estimates, while equities trailed, echoing results from peers Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. The bank is this year’s top lead underwriter of technology initial public offerings, and was involved in bringing Uber Technologies Inc. to market.

  • Investing.com3 days ago

    Stocks - Kohls, JC Penny, Tesla Fall Premarket; Boeing Rises - Stocks in focus in premarket trading on Tuesday: