Analyst Ratings for Morgan Stanley (MS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for MS last month.

13 analysts declared MS a buy, 2 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 61, implying potential capital gains of 29.54 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 34, implying a possible loss of -27.8 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.21 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.6 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.87 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.73 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -1.1 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MS has a PEG ratio of -12.26.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MS hit 48.04 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 27.79. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 69.45 percent, and 1.98 percent below the high. MS has a P/E ratio of 13.49. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MS value stock report compares MS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $87.11 billion. MS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.