Morgan Stanley (MS) Given Daily News Impact Score of -2.00
News headlines about Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) have trended negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Morgan Stanley earned a coverage optimism score of -2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Morgan Stanley’s analysis:
- Morgan Stanley Stock Is Under Heavy Pressure Today (investorplace.com)
- Morgan Stanley Stock Is Under Pressure Heavy Pressure Today (investorplace.com)
- Biogen downgraded to underweight at Morgan Stanley (feeds.marketwatch.com)
- Morgan Stanley: Get defensive because the inverted yield curve is sending a message (cnbc.com)
- Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Other Banks Roiled as U.S. Yield Curve Inverts (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of MS stock opened at $41.25 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $71.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.95, a PEG ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.19. Morgan Stanley has a twelve month low of $36.74 and a twelve month high of $55.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.60, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 0.81.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Morgan Stanley from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 6th. ValuEngine raised Morgan Stanley from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 15th. Barclays reduced their target price on Morgan Stanley from $63.00 to $55.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Morgan Stanley in a research note on Wednesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.25.
In other news, CFO Paul C. Wirth sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.40, for a total value of $1,060,000.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 169,031 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,166,914.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffrey S. Brodsky sold 15,565 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.38, for a total value of $675,209.70. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 112,420 shares in the company, valued at $4,876,779.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.19% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Morgan Stanley
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 operates Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management segments.
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