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Morgan Stanley (MS) posted higher profit than analysts projected as the Wall Street firm's fixed-income desk garnered the biggest gain so far from a trading frenzy after real-estate mogul Donald Trump's election to the US presidency. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Morgan Stanley by 0.7% in the second quarter. Stock monthly performance is recorded as 0.39% while its performance in last 5 sessions is -1.51%. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.07% of the company's stock.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) traded down 2.10% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $42.89. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $42.72 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.23. The stock added about 36.4 percent in price since last results when it was at $32.13 a share. Any replication of that momentum should help the bank offset any declines that may befall its institutional securities unit, which makes loans to companies, and saw its overall commitments fall almost $10 billion (or 7 percent) to $133 billion from 2015.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) will report its next earnings on 17-Jan-17. The financial services company reported net income of $908 million during the same period from the year prior.

The bank's return on equity was 8.7% in the quarter, short of Gorman's target of 9% to 11% by the end of 2017. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks predictable $8.49 billion. The financial services provider reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.16. The company had Year Ago Sales of 7.86 Billion.

Per-share earnings were 81 cents, handily beating the 39 cents reported in Q4 2015 and a profit of 65 cents a share according to the analysts polled by Reuters.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 15th. The analysts' present consensus range is $0.71-$1.08 for EPS.

To settle civil charges, Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) will pay $13 million.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Lots of eyes will likely now be on Goldman Sachs when it reports tomorrow. The rating by the firm was issued on January 11, 2017. 4 given Buy rating to the stock whereas no analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 16 analysts given HOLD rating.

Morgan Stanley digital signage is displayed on the exterior of the company's headquarters in NY, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.38, for a total transaction of $4,138,000.00. "The bank agreed to settle the case without admitting or denying the charges." said The Securities and Exchange commission (SEC). FMR LLC now owns 25,261,255 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $656,286,000 after buying an additional 2,191,933 shares in the last quarter. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Morgan Stanley as a whole posted its best fourth quarter since the financial crisis.

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