Analysts Estimate Report : What to Look Out for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Earnings results for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Morgan Stanley is expected* to report earnings on 10/14/2021 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Sep 2021. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.7. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.5899999999999999.

Morgan Stanley last announced its quarterly earnings results on July 14th, 2021. The financial services provider reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.63 by $0.22. The firm earned $14.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.99 billion. Its revenue was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. Morgan Stanley has generated $6.58 earnings per share over the last year ($7.51 diluted earnings per share) and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.0. Earnings for Morgan Stanley are expected to decrease by -4.16% in the coming year, from $7.46 to $7.15 per share. Morgan Stanley has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Thursday, October 14th, 2021. Morgan Stanley will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 14th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can or dial in at 404-537-3406 with passcode “3958264”.

Analyst Opinion on Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

According to the issued ratings of 21 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Morgan Stanley stock is Buy based on the current 9 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for MS. The average twelve-month price target for Morgan Stanley is $96.58 with a high price target of $119.00 and a low price target of $60.00.

on MS’s analyst rating history

Morgan Stanley has received a consensus rating of Buy. The company’s average rating score is 2.57, and is based on 12 buy ratings, 9 hold ratings, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $96.58, Morgan Stanley has a forecasted downside of 1.2% from its current price of $97.78. Morgan Stanley has been the subject of 10 research reports in the past 90 days, demonstrating strong analyst interest in this stock.

Dividend Strength: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

Morgan Stanley pays a meaningful dividend of 2.88%, higher than the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. Morgan Stanley has only been increasing its dividend for 1 years. The dividend payout ratio of Morgan Stanley is 42.55%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Morgan Stanley will have a dividend payout ratio of 39.16% next year. This indicates that Morgan Stanley will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)

In the past three months, Morgan Stanley insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $2,370,902.00 in company stock. Only 0.23% of the stock of Morgan Stanley is held by insiders. 84.72% of the stock of Morgan Stanley is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS

Earnings for Morgan Stanley are expected to decrease by -4.16% in the coming year, from $7.46 to $7.15 per share. The P/E ratio of Morgan Stanley is 13.02, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 14.76. The P/E ratio of Morgan Stanley is 13.02, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Finance sector average P/E ratio of about 14.57. Morgan Stanley has a PEG Ratio of 2.20. PEG Ratios above 1 indicate that a company could be overvalued. Morgan Stanley has a P/B Ratio of 1.89. P/B Ratios below 3 indicates that a company is reasonably valued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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