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Morgan Stanley (MS) Gain 28.54% YTD: Chances Are, Buyers Will Win the Tug-of-War

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has a beta of 1.54, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 11.56, and a growth ratio of 2.70. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 64.98, with weekly volatility at 2.60% and ATR at 2.20. The MS stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $37.02 and a $88.88 high. Its shares traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.85% on 05/17/21. The shares fell to a low of $85.61 before closing at $88.09. Intraday shares traded counted 7.15 million, which was 35.26% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 11.05M. MS’s previous close was $87.35 while the outstanding shares total 1.79B.

Investors have identified the Capital Markets company Morgan Stanley as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $159.23 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.

Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 6.75 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on MS sounds very interesting.

Is the stock of MS attractive?

In related news, Head of Investment Management, SIMKOWITZ DANIEL A sold 73,162 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Apr 19. The sale was performed at an average price of 80.06, for a total value of 5,856,984. As the sale deal closes, the Chief Risk Officer, Hotsuki Keishi now sold 22,746 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 1,734,382. Also, Head of Tech/Ops/Resilience, ROONEY ROBERT P sold 15,169 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Feb 09. The shares were price at an average price of 74.36 per share, with a total market value of 1,128,012. Following this completion of acquisition, the Chief Financial Officer, PRUZAN JONATHAN now holds 18,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 1,407,060. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.20%.

18 out of 26 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 5 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Morgan Stanley. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the MS stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $92.14.

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