What Should You know About Morgan Stanley (MS) Before Investing?

Large-cap finance company Morgan Stanley has moved 0.4% this afternoon, reaching $73.23 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $90.95.

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. The company is based in the United States. Morgan Stanley currently returns an annual dividend yield of 4.4%.

Make Sure to Consider the Following Before Buying Morgan Stanley:

  • Morgan Stanley has moved -6.0% over the last year.

  • MS has a forward P/E ratio of 10.9 based on its EPS guidance of 6.74.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 18.7%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 5.09.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.33

Morgan Stanley Has Irregular Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-02-24 33,971,000 -2,308,000 36,279,000 252.52
2021-02-26 -25,231,000 -1,444,000 -23,787,000 -155.84
2020-02-27 40,773,000 -1,826,000 42,599,000 364.55
2019-02-26 7,305,000 -1,865,000 9,170,000 418.85
2018-02-27 -4,505,000 -1,629,000 -2,876,000 -143.19
2017-02-27 5,383,000 -1,276,000 6,659,000

Morgan Stanley's free cash flows have a decent average of $11.34 Billion over the last 6 years, but they are highly variable since their coefficient of variability is 20148602071.2%. The compounded average growth rate over this period is 0.0%.

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