Briefing on the Fundamentals of Morgan Stanley (MS)

Shares of Large-cap finance company Morgan Stanley moved -1.6 this afternoon, and are now trading at $87.12 per share. On the other hand, the average analyst target price for the stock is $97.41.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Potential Morgan Stanley Investors Should Analyze the Following:

  • Morgan Stanley has moved 3.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 3.07. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing Morgan Stanley's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.58

  • Morgan Stanley currently returns an annual dividend yield of 3.6%.

Understanding Morgan Stanley's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2022-02-24 59,755,000 33 10.0
2021-02-26 48,757,000 30 11.11
2020-02-27 41,538,000 27 -3.57
2019-02-26 40,107,000 28 3.7
2018-02-27 37,945,000 27 3.85
2017-02-27 34,631,000 26

Morgan Stanley's operating margins have averaged 28.5% over the last 6 years, which is significantly higher than the Capital Markets industry average of 0.41%. The firm's margins exhibit a relatively stable growth trend of 4.0%.

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