Morgan Stanley

MS-N

NYSE:MS

57.51
1.07 (1.90%)
Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered at 1585 Broadway in the Morgan Stanley Building, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
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January 30, 2018

Switched to this from Goldman Sachs (GS-N), and likes that it has more of a retail focus. It’s become more of a retail operation over the years. Almost 50% of its business is in Investment Management and is growing very smartly. It still has some growth ahead of it.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
January 30, 2018

Switched to this from Goldman Sachs (GS-N), and likes that it has more of a retail focus. It’s become more of a retail operation over the years. Almost 50% of its business is in Investment Management and is growing very smartly. It still has some growth ahead of it.

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BUY
January 12, 2018

His model price is right on where it is currently trading. It closed at $54.20, and his model prices $55.10. Big revisions are coming in, especially on the financials. We are seeing higher bond yields, which translates into higher earnings, plus we are coming out of a financial repression and finally getting interest rates up. He thinks financials go materially higher.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
January 12, 2018

His model price is right on where it is currently trading. It closed at $54.20, and his model prices $55.10. Big revisions are coming in, especially on the financials. We are seeing higher bond yields, which translates into higher earnings, plus we are coming out of a financial repression and finally getting interest rates up. He thinks financials go materially higher.

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COMMENT
January 11, 2018

If you look at all the US banks' total returns, they are almost identical. The reason is because of ETF's. It’s pretty much a 26%-27% total return over the last 12 months for almost all the big money centred banks. Interest rates are rising, so it’s a good place to be. For access to American banking, he owns Toronto Dominion (TD-T) instead. On the dividend per share being paid out by US banks, they are just getting started. This bank would be deemed more as a money centred bank. A little slower growth than some of the others, because they have more of a global positioning with greater capital markets exposure.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
January 11, 2018

If you look at all the US banks' total returns, they are almost identical. The reason is because of ETF's. It’s pretty much a 26%-27% total return over the last 12 months for almost all the big money centred banks. Interest rates are rising, so it’s a good place to be. For access to American banking, he owns Toronto Dominion (TD-T) instead. On the dividend per share being paid out by US banks, they are just getting started. This bank would be deemed more as a money centred bank. A little slower growth than some of the others, because they have more of a global positioning with greater capital markets exposure.

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January 9, 2018

All financials have done well in this environment with lower tax rates and increasing interest rates. She would wait for a pullback before getting into this. The group they are in should do relatively well.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
January 9, 2018

All financials have done well in this environment with lower tax rates and increasing interest rates. She would wait for a pullback before getting into this. The group they are in should do relatively well.

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COMMENT
December 22, 2017

Historically US financial stocks have done very well from approximately January through until April of each year. The chart shows a nice upward trend and the stock recently broke to new highs.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
December 22, 2017

Historically US financial stocks have done very well from approximately January through until April of each year. The chart shows a nice upward trend and the stock recently broke to new highs.

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BUY
December 20, 2017

Since the global financial crisis, we have seen lots of deregulation, decreased leverage. Banks have increased fees, and have gone after and tried to grow the wealth management practices. That's a trend which has grown globally. At these levels, and in a rising interest rate environment, this would definitely be a company that would benefit from that scenario and at these levels, you could buy this provided you have a multiyear environment.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
December 20, 2017

Since the global financial crisis, we have seen lots of deregulation, decreased leverage. Banks have increased fees, and have gone after and tried to grow the wealth management practices. That's a trend which has grown globally. At these levels, and in a rising interest rate environment, this would definitely be a company that would benefit from that scenario and at these levels, you could buy this provided you have a multiyear environment.

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PAST TOP PICK
December 13, 2017

(A Top Pick Feb 14/17. Up 19%.) Capital markets companies like this are the absolute leaders, and are just breaking out to the upside. This has a long way to go.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
December 13, 2017

(A Top Pick Feb 14/17. Up 19%.) Capital markets companies like this are the absolute leaders, and are just breaking out to the upside. This has a long way to go.

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PAST TOP PICK
December 11, 2017

(A Top Pick June 20/17. Up 17%.) Its value was based on 2 great businesses, a large global investment manager and their capital markets business, which has been very solid. With the global economy recovering, the US doing much better, and the lower tax rates coming into play, this has been a big win. Thinks it will continue into the next few months and maybe the next couple of years.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
December 11, 2017

(A Top Pick June 20/17. Up 17%.) Its value was based on 2 great businesses, a large global investment manager and their capital markets business, which has been very solid. With the global economy recovering, the US doing much better, and the lower tax rates coming into play, this has been a big win. Thinks it will continue into the next few months and maybe the next couple of years.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 18, 2017

This is the #1 equity trader and probably the most successful trading shop today. They are a big beneficiary of higher rates. They hold net cash balances for their clients. Has a giant private client business, $3 trillion in assets they take care of. Dividend yield of 2%. Will also benefit from the deregulation of business. (Analysts’ price target is $52.50.)

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
October 18, 2017

This is the #1 equity trader and probably the most successful trading shop today. They are a big beneficiary of higher rates. They hold net cash balances for their clients. Has a giant private client business, $3 trillion in assets they take care of. Dividend yield of 2%. Will also benefit from the deregulation of business. (Analysts’ price target is $52.50.)

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PAST TOP PICK
October 12, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 26/16. Up 59%.) Still likes this, although he Sold a little to rationalize the number of financial service name he had in the portfolio. Trading at 1.3X Price to Book, which is not too bad relative to the peer group. 2% dividend yield. With asset prices going higher and interest rates moving higher, this should help companies like this. They are relying less on trading revenues, which should get them past regulatory changes that may be coming.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
October 12, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 26/16. Up 59%.) Still likes this, although he Sold a little to rationalize the number of financial service name he had in the portfolio. Trading at 1.3X Price to Book, which is not too bad relative to the peer group. 2% dividend yield. With asset prices going higher and interest rates moving higher, this should help companies like this. They are relying less on trading revenues, which should get them past regulatory changes that may be coming.

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BUY WEAKNESS
September 5, 2017

Part of the financial sector, which he thinks will be a huge beneficiary for the eventual rise in interest rates. It will be a huge beneficiary from the global economy continuing to pick up momentum. They’ve now made a large bet in the asset management business, which makes a lot of sense, as it is a less cyclical and less volatile business than trading bonds, waiting for IPOs, or waiting for a merger/acquisition deal coming to your doorstep.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
September 5, 2017

Part of the financial sector, which he thinks will be a huge beneficiary for the eventual rise in interest rates. It will be a huge beneficiary from the global economy continuing to pick up momentum. They’ve now made a large bet in the asset management business, which makes a lot of sense, as it is a less cyclical and less volatile business than trading bonds, waiting for IPOs, or waiting for a merger/acquisition deal coming to your doorstep.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 28, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 6.47%.) Synthetic Long Position. Had Bought a Call and Sold a Put which created a position equivalent to buying the stock itself. US banks have been flat and have been almost dead money for most of the year. This is good until January, so he would hold onto this position.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
August 28, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 6.47%.) Synthetic Long Position. Had Bought a Call and Sold a Put which created a position equivalent to buying the stock itself. US banks have been flat and have been almost dead money for most of the year. This is good until January, so he would hold onto this position.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 17, 2017

This has sort of reinvented itself over the last couple of decades. It was primarily an institutional house, a fixed income house. Today, 44% of its business is on wealth management platform. Coming off the financial crisis, they bought Smith Barney from City. Putting those together and growing them, they are now a real force in the US in terms of wealth management. Expects earnings to grow 21% this year and 15% next year. Trading at about 1.2X Book, but well worth it. Dividend yield of 2.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $49.50.)

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
August 17, 2017

This has sort of reinvented itself over the last couple of decades. It was primarily an institutional house, a fixed income house. Today, 44% of its business is on wealth management platform. Coming off the financial crisis, they bought Smith Barney from City. Putting those together and growing them, they are now a real force in the US in terms of wealth management. Expects earnings to grow 21% this year and 15% next year. Trading at about 1.2X Book, but well worth it. Dividend yield of 2.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $49.50.)

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July 18, 2017

Has been bullish US equities since February 2016. In the spring of 2017, financials began to outperform. They had a little rest over the winter, consolidated and then had a very strong run up into earnings. This is the #1 institutional equities trader, and stronger equity markets will be positive for them. They are very strong on the wealth management side. Also, it is pretty levered to the US economy. 1.7% dividend yield.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
July 18, 2017

Has been bullish US equities since February 2016. In the spring of 2017, financials began to outperform. They had a little rest over the winter, consolidated and then had a very strong run up into earnings. This is the #1 institutional equities trader, and stronger equity markets will be positive for them. They are very strong on the wealth management side. Also, it is pretty levered to the US economy. 1.7% dividend yield.

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PAST TOP PICK
July 17, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 12.4%.) Synthetic Long Position. Buy January 45 calls at $4.90 and Sell January 45 puts at $6.75. At the time, this stock was $43.73 and today it is $45.17, so the stock is up 3%, but the synthetic, assuming $16 a share went into margin, he needed $15.50. A much better way to play this.

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Morgan Stanley (MS-N)
July 17, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 9/16. Up 12.4%.) Synthetic Long Position. Buy January 45 calls at $4.90 and Sell January 45 puts at $6.75. At the time, this stock was $43.73 and today it is $45.17, so the stock is up 3%, but the synthetic, assuming $16 a share went into margin, he needed $15.50. A much better way to play this.

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