The share price of Morgan Stanley [NYSE: MS] inclined by $39.82, presently trading at $40.42. The company’s shares saw 10.02% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $36.74 recorded on 10/08/19. The last few days have been benevolent to the share price as MS jumped by +0.32% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -1.82% compared to 0.13 of all time high it touched on 10/07/19. However, the stock had a poor performance during the past 3 months, roughly losing -7.63%, while additionally dropping -14.82% during the last 12 months. Morgan Stanley is said to have a 12-month price target set at $53.05. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 12.63% increase from the current trading price.

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

Its stock price has been found in the range of 36.74 to 48.67. This is compared to its latest closing price of $39.82.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Thu 17 Oct (In 8 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 19.83. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 5.09, 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 1.63B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $64.96B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 36.74 to 48.67. At its current price, it has moved down by -16.94% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 10.02% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.35, which indicates that it is 1.86% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 40.17. 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.