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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.29
MS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MS: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.29
0.03
0.61
Equity to Asset 0.09
MS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. MS: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.09
0.03
0.14
Interest Coverage 0.98
MS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. MS: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.98
0.06
1.03
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
5.36%
2.83%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.41
MS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. MS: 13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.99  Med: 22.42 Max: 35.01
Current: 13.41
1.99
35.01
Net-margin (%) 11.74
MS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.72 vs. MS: 11.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 14.80 Max: 25.04
Current: 11.74
0.26
25.04
ROE (%) 5.31
MS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. MS: 5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.86  Med: 16.20 Max: 29.87
Current: 5.31
-1.86
29.87
ROA (%) 0.52
MS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. MS: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.60 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.52
0.01
2.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
MS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MS: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.7  Med: -2.10 Max: 22.2
Current: -3.3
-11.7
22.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -18.70
MS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MS: -18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.8  Med: 3.80 Max: 43.2
Current: -18.7
-41.8
43.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
MS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MS: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.4  Med: 1.70 Max: 43.1
Current: 8.5
-28.4
43.1
» MS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

MS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 14,980 sh (New)
David Dreman 7,269 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 602,400 sh (+31.27%)
Jim Chanos 258,750 sh (+30.18%)
Mario Gabelli 1,958,265 sh (+19.97%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 319,970 sh (+1.59%)
Ken Fisher 7,357 sh (+1.55%)
John Rogers 159,580 sh (+0.57%)
Caxton Associates 5,858,880 sh (+0.55%)
Pioneer Investments 5,626,137 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 6,580,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 8,500,230 sh (-1.86%)
Richard Pzena 12,550,716 sh (-3.14%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,637,200 sh (-4.54%)
John Keeley 54,000 sh (-27.52%)
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Q4 2014

MS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 663,700 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 346,923 sh (+4615.55%)
Jim Chanos 296,676 sh (+14.66%)
Mario Gabelli 2,145,496 sh (+9.56%)
Dodge & Cox 15,570 sh (+3.94%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 319,970 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 6,580,000 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 159,380 sh (-0.13%)
David Dreman 7,229 sh (-0.55%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,177,177 sh (-3.80%)
Pioneer Investments 5,316,312 sh (-5.51%)
Richard Pzena 11,568,574 sh (-7.83%)
John Keeley 37,000 sh (-31.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 401,545 sh (-33.34%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,707,600 sh (-35.25%)
Caxton Associates 553,959 sh (-90.54%)
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Q1 2015

MS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 6,400 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 423,300 sh (+5.42%)
Pioneer Investments 5,546,777 sh (+4.34%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,255,086 sh (+0.95%)
Ken Fisher 350,024 sh (+0.89%)
John Rogers 159,580 sh (+0.13%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 320,090 sh (+0.04%)
Ken Heebner 6,580,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,707,100 sh (-0.03%)
Mario Gabelli 2,110,106 sh (-1.65%)
Richard Pzena 11,053,886 sh (-4.45%)
Dodge & Cox 13,620 sh (-12.52%)
Caxton Associates 227,450 sh (-58.94%)
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Q2 2015

MS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

David Dreman 16,925 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,904 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 80,255 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 6,034,540 sh (+8.79%)
Mario Gabelli 2,130,501 sh (+0.97%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 320,400 sh (+0.10%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 1,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 13,620 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 349,865 sh (-0.05%)
Ken Heebner 6,530,000 sh (-0.76%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,684,900 sh (-1.30%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,142,988 sh (-1.36%)
John Rogers 156,380 sh (-2.01%)
Richard Pzena 9,865,367 sh (-10.75%)
Jeremy Grantham 349,200 sh (-17.51%)
Caxton Associates 61,800 sh (-72.83%)
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Preferred stocks of Morgan Stanley

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MSPRE27.766.42
MSPRA20.434.96ADR
MSPRF27.066.34Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -F-
MSPRG25.906.39Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th 6 5/8 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -G-
MSPRI25.655.11Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-

Guru Investment Theses on Morgan Stanley

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Morgan Stanley - Mar 05, 2014

Investment broker Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) was a strong performer during the quarter as the company reported another period of improving margins and generally stronger profitability. Additionally, its capital levels continue to improve.



From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Fourth Quarter 2013 Commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.04
MS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. MS: 17.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.08  Med: 13.74 Max: 402.14
Current: 17.04
7.08
402.14
Forward P/E 10.20
MS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.99 vs. MS: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.50
MS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. MS: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.34  Med: 13.76 Max: 409.45
Current: 17.5
7.34
409.45
P/B 0.96
MS's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.96
0.31
2.14
P/S 1.81
MS's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. MS: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.39
Current: 1.81
0.44
2.39
EV-to-EBIT 38.57
MS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. MS: 38.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1625.3  Med: 33.70 Max: 1883.3
Current: 38.57
-1625.3
1883.3
Shiller P/E 20.75
MS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 20.49 vs. MS: 20.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2  Med: 11.14 Max: 130.58
Current: 20.75
2
130.58
Days Sales Outstanding 573.96
MS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
89% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 59.76 vs. MS: 573.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 90.84  Med: 295.56 Max: 898.98
Current: 573.96
90.84
898.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.50
MS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MS: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.42 Max: 11.16
Current: 1.5
0.6
11.16
Dividend Payout 0.23
MS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. MS: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.17 Max: 2.78
Current: 0.23
0.04
2.78
Dividend growth (3y) 20.50
MS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. MS: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -43  Med: 4.80 Max: 41.9
Current: 20.5
-43
41.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.31
MS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. MS: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.24 Max: 9.78
Current: 1.31
0.53
9.78
Share Buyback Rate -5.60
MS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. MS: -5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.3  Med: -0.60 Max: -20.1
Current: -5.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.13
MS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. MS: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.76 Max: 5.53
Current: 1.13
0.53
5.53
Price/Projected FCF 0.31
MS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MS: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.37 Max: 35.26
Current: 0.31
0.17
35.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
MS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.06 Max: 3.63
Current: 1
0.34
3.63
Price/Graham Number 0.81
MS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. MS: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.75
Current: 0.81
0.32
2.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.63
MS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MS: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 2.60 Max: 5.4
Current: 2.63
0.1
5.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.02
MS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.47 vs. MS: 12.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -175.9  Med: 1.50 Max: 84.8
Current: 12.02
-175.9
84.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 37,084 38,332 42,533
EPS($) 3.08 3.38 3.94
EPS without NRI($) 3.08 3.38 3.94

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
Compare:PJC, SIEB, GHL, GS, SF » details
Traded in other countries:MS.Chile, 0QYU.UK, MSBR34.Brazil, DWD.Germany, MS.Mexico,
Morgan Stanley was originally incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 1981. The Company through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides financial products and services to a diversified group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. It has three business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management Group and Asset Management. The Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, takeover defenses, and shareholder relations, as well as provides capital raising and corporate lending services. This segment also engages in sales, trading, financing, and market-making activities, including equity trading, fixed income and commodities, research, and investment activities, as well as provides financing services, such as prime brokerage, consolidated clearance, settlement, custody, financing, and portfolio reporting services. Its Wealth Management Group segment offers brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments comprising equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. This segment also provides education savings programs, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and other insurance products, cash management services, trust and fiduciary services, retirement solutions, and credit and other lending products, as well as engages in fixed income principal trading. The Company's Asset Management business segment, consisting of Merchant Banking, Traditional Asset Management and Real Estate Investing activities, is one of the investment management organizations of full-service financial services firm and offers clients an array of equity, fixed income and alternative investments and merchant banking strategies. The Company competes with commercial banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, electronic trading and clearing platforms, financial data repositories, sponsor of mutual funds, hedge funds, energy companies and other companies offering financial or ancillary services in the U.S., globally and through the internet. As a financial services firm, the Company is subject to extensive regulation by U.S. federal and state regulatory agencies and securities exchanges and by regulators and exchanges in each of the markets where it conducts its business.
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