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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 0.51
MS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 41.29 vs. MS: 0.51 )
MS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.51

0.03
0.61
Equity to Asset 0.09
MS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. MS: 0.09 )
MS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.09

0.03
0.14
Interest Coverage 0.98
MS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 101.10 vs. MS: 0.98 )
MS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.98

0.06
1.03
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.21
WACC vs ROIC
6.80%
3.03%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.59
MS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.99 vs. MS: 11.59 )
MS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 35.01
Current: 11.59

1.99
35.01
Net-margin (%) 12.38
MS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.78 vs. MS: 12.38 )
MS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 25.04
Current: 12.38

0.26
25.04
ROE (%) 6.12
MS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 8.86 vs. MS: 6.12 )
MS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 30.07
Current: 6.12

0.11
30.07
ROA (%) 0.53
MS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. MS: 0.53 )
MS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.53

0.01
1.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 68.91
MS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 64.59 vs. MS: 68.91 )
MS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 152.17
Current: 68.91

0.88
152.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
MS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MS: -3.30 )
MS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.7   Max: 22.2
Current: -3.3

-11.7
22.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -18.70
MS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MS: -18.70 )
MS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.8   Max: 43.2
Current: -18.7

-41.8
43.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
MS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MS: 8.50 )
MS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.4   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

Q2 2014

MS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 9,827 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 6,580,000 sh (+98.19%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,661,231 sh (+12.37%)
Mario Gabelli 1,632,335 sh (+5.52%)
Richard Pzena 12,957,017 sh (+5.51%)
John Rogers 158,680 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 74,500 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,762,500 sh (-0.04%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 314,970 sh (-1.40%)
Pioneer Investments 5,076,338 sh (-18.18%)
Caxton Associates 5,826,880 sh (-18.20%)
Ken Fisher 7,245 sh (-23.70%)
Jeremy Grantham 458,900 sh (-34.34%)
Jim Chanos 198,760 sh (-54.99%)
Louis Moore Bacon 225,000 sh (-71.88%)
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Q3 2014

MS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 7,269 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 14,980 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%)
Ken Heebner 6,580,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 5,626,137 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 6,580,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 319,970 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)
David Dreman Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jim Chanos Sold Out
John Keeley 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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Preferred stocks of Morgan Stanley

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MSPRE25.336.29
MSPRA21.064.79ADR
MSPRF24.856.28Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -F-
MSPRG25.006.10Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th 6 5/8 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -G-
MSPRI26.143.51Deposit 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 (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) 18.60
MS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 33.00 vs. MS: 18.60 )
MS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.08   Max: 402.14
Current: 18.6

7.08
402.14
Forward P/E 11.59
MS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MS: 11.59 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.00
MS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 33.00 vs. MS: 19.00 )
MS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.34   Max: 409.45
Current: 19

7.34
409.45
P/B 1.10
MS's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MS: 1.10 )
MS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.1

0.3
2.14
P/S 2.14
MS's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. MS: 2.14 )
MS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.14

0.44
2.39
EV-to-EBIT 39.77
MS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 33.03 vs. MS: 39.77 )
MS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1625.3   Max: 1883.3
Current: 39.77

-1625.3
1883.3
Shiller P/E 30.70
MS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MS: 30.70 )
MS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2   Max: 130.58
Current: 30.7

2
130.58
Days Sales Outstanding 588.52
MS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 225.50 vs. MS: 588.52 )
MS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 90.84   Max: 898.98
Current: 588.52

90.84
898.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.18
MS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. MS: 1.18 )
MS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 11.16
Current: 1.18

0.6
11.16
Dividend Payout 0.20
MS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MS: 0.20 )
MS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.2

0.04
2.78
Dividend growth (3y) 20.50
MS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MS: 20.50 )
MS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -43   Max: 41.9
Current: 20.5

-43
41.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.05
MS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. MS: 1.05 )
MS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 9.78
Current: 1.05

0.53
9.78
Share Buyback Rate -5.60
MS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. MS: -5.60 )
MS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.3   Max: -20.1
Current: -5.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.30
MS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MS: 1.30 )
MS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.53
Current: 1.3

0.53
5.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
MS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MS: 0.40 )
MS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 35.26
Current: 0.4

0.17
35.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
MS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MS: 1.20 )
MS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.63
Current: 1.2

0.34
3.63
Price/Graham Number 0.90
MS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MS: 0.90 )
MS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.75
Current: 0.9

0.32
2.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
MS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MS: 2.50 )
MS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.4
Current: 2.5

0.1
5.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.55
MS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. MS: 7.55 )
MS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -175.9   Max: 84.8
Current: 7.55

-175.9
84.8

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
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Traded in other countries:DWD.Germany, MSBR34.Brazil, MS.Mexico, MS.Chile,
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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