Morgan Stanley posts strong 1Q profit, helped by trading

Morgan Stanley posts strong 1Q profit, helped by trading

Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley's wealth unit had a good first quarter, boosted by new fee-based assets. Kiltearn Partners LLP now owns 5,317,197 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $224,652,000 after buying an additional 126,600 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) now has an ABR of 2.25 heading into today's announcement. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Morgan Stanley during the third quarter worth about $110,000. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks rose 15 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,376 after a late gain a day earlier. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power.

In pre-market trading in New York, Morgan Stanley shares were about 2.5% higher at $42.28.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. The firm shows a 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.25% with a 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 11.71%. Therefore, MS's bond trading revenue for the quarter has doubled year over year as it posted $1.7 billion compared to $873 million in the year-earlier period. The stock touched its high share price of $47.33 on 03/08/17 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 06/27/16 as $22.71.

Grayson Allen will return for senior season at Duke
Allen averaged 14.5 points and a 3.5 assists in 34 games for the Blue Devils this season and helped lead them to a 28-9 record. Allen dealt with a nagging leg injury all season and a one game suspension for a repeat incident for tripping a player.

The bank was the last of Wall Street's big names to report first-quarter earnings today, with the group topline rising from $7.8 billion a year ago to $9.7 billion. Net revenue increased 25% to $9.75 billion, also surpassing estimates of $9.27 billion. Morgan Stanley's top management had made it a high priority for the company to have a return on equity above 10 percent.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) shares gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. Citi's rose 19 percent, and BofA grew almost 17 percent. Morgan Stanley's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.40%.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Median price target value has been calculated at $48.

Morgan Stanley (MS) has a mean recommendation of 2.25, according to data compiled by Zacks Investment Research. Pruzan reiterated that Morgan Stanley will continue to offer commissions as a payment option to retirement savers. Compass Point assumed coverage on shares of Morgan Stanley in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Finally, Atlantic Securities upgraded Morgan Stanley from an "underweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and increased their price target for the company from $27.00 to $44.00 in a research note on Wednesday, December 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Those stocks plunged earlier this month after automakers reported disappointing March sales, and some investors felt that was a warning sign about spending by consumers.

Still, the past few months have been challenging in other Morgan Stanley core businesses.

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