Morgan Stanley [NYSE: MS] stock went up by 1.97% or 0.87 points up from its previous closing price of $44.32. The stock reached $45.19 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, MS share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way gaining +7.16% in the period of the last 7 days.

MS had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $44.439, at one point touching $43.38. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $44.439. The 52-week high currently stands at $50.37 distance from the present share price, noting recovery -7.40% after the recent low of $36.74.

Morgan Stanley [NYSE:MS]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 36.74 to 50.37. This is compared to its latest closing price of $44.32.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Tue 15 Oct (In 32 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Morgan Stanley [MS]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Morgan Stanley [MS] sitting at +22.68, this company’s Net Margin is now 15.00%. These measurements indicate that Morgan Stanley [MS] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 3.28, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 1.80%. Its Return on Equity is 11.10, and its Return on Assets is 1.03. These metrics suggest that this Morgan Stanley does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Morgan Stanley [MS] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 324.99. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 76.47, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 30.52.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 20.04. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 5.14, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.95.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Morgan Stanley [MS] earns $831,709 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.06. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Current Ratio is 1.22.

Morgan Stanley [MS] has 1.66B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $73.75B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 36.74 to 50.37. At its current price, it has moved down by -10.27% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 23.01% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.33, which indicates that it is 1.88% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 69.39. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Morgan Stanley [MS] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Morgan Stanley [MS], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.