[Business Wire] – The Wealth Management group of Morgan Stanley (MS) today announced its latest issue of Perspectives in Philanthropy, Vol. 11, “Reimagining Education,” a journal that explores how charitable giving is being redefined in effective and meaningful ways.
The organizations highlighted in this issue are unlocking the transformational power of learning and expanding worldwide access to quality education. Innovators featured in this edition include Blue School, The Center for Discovery, The Cigar Family School, Community Foundation DeKalb County, DonorsChoose.org, Khan Academy, Little Pim, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Say Yes to Education, T1D Exchange, Tostan, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy and The University of Maryland’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
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Morgan Stanley (MS), valued at $58.21B, opened this morning at $29.06.
Looking at the stock, its one day range is $28.97 to $29.16 with a trailing 52-week range being $15.95 to $29.97.
MS shares are currently priced at 14.34x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 15.60x earnings multiple.
The company pays shareholders $0.20 per share in dividend income per year, for a current yield of 0.70%.
In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 21 sell-side analysts are looking at $0.50 per share, which would be $0.05 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.04 sequential decrease. Furthermore, our analysis shows the full-year EPS estimate to be $2.03, which would be a $1.90 better when compared to the last year’s annual results.
The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $7.99 Billion. If realized, that would be a 6.82% increase over the year-ago quarter.
Recently, Oppenheimer downgraded MS from Outperform to Perform (Jun 10, 2013). Previously, Deutsche Bank upgraded MS from Hold to Buy.
The average price target for MS shares by the analysts covering it is $31.38, which is 7.98% above where the stock opened.
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals worldwide. The companys Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions and much more.
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