At the time of writing, Morgan Stanley [MS] stock is trading at $97.13, up 0.92%. One of the good ways to gauge the recent performance is if the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The MS shares have gain 5.97% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 14.06%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.
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From an analyst’s perspective:
Morgan Stanley [NYSE: MS] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on January 18, 2023, when Citigroup downgraded its rating to a Neutral but kept the price target unchanged to $100 for it. Previously, Odeon upgraded its rating to Hold on January 10, 2023, and kept the price target unchanged to $88.75. On January 04, 2023, downgrade downgraded it’s rating to Underperform but maintained its price target of $92 on the stock. Atlantic Equities downgraded its rating to a Neutral and decreased its price target to $85 on October 05, 2022. Odeon downgraded its rating to a Sell. Oppenheimer upgraded its rating to Outperform for this stock on May 03, 2022, but kept the price target unchanged to $111. In a note dated January 28, 2022, Odeon downgraded an Hold rating on this stock.
For the past year, the stock price of Morgan Stanley fluctuated between $72.05 and $109.73. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $100.30 within the next 12 months. Morgan Stanley [NYSE: MS] shares were valued at $97.13 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 3.26% based on the average MS price forecast.
Analyzing the MS fundamentals
According to Morgan Stanley [NYSE:MS], the company’s sales were 9.23 billion in the recent quarter, which represents an 10.20% jump.
Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 96.01 points at the first support level, and at 94.88 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 97.74, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 98.34.
Morgan Stanley [MS] reported earnings per share of $29.32 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 9/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $29.4/share, meaning a difference of -$0.08 and a surprise factor of -0.30%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 6/29/2022 were $27.77 per share as compared to estimates of $30.64 per share, a difference of -$2.87 representing a surprise of -9.40%.
Ratios To Look Out For
Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 2.21, the price to book ratio is 1.56 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 15.83.
Transactions by insiders
We now turn our attention to insider trading, which in the past 3 months has resulted in 4 insider buyings of 2,694 shares and 0 insider sellings of 0 shares. Recent insider trading involved CRAWLEY MANDELL, Chief Human Resources Officer, that happened on Jan 19 when 3740.0 shares were sold. Deputy Chief Financial Officer, AKRAM RAJA completed a deal on Jan 18 to sell 5100.0 shares. Meanwhile, Head of Investment Management SIMKOWITZ DANIEL A sold 44910.0 shares on Jan 18.