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Morgan Stanley reported fixed-income revenue of $1.7 billion, up from $873 million.

The shift toward managing the portfolios of millions of Americans is part of Mr. Gorman's plan, now a few years under way, to move Morgan Stanley away from volatile trading and into businesses whose fees don't swing around as much with the market.

The number of shares now held by investors is 1.87 Billion. The average true range of the stock is observed at 0.97 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 28.91.

Finally, Cipher Capital LP increased its position in Morgan Stanley by 33.1% in the fourth quarter. Analysts mean target price for Discovery Communications, Inc. Morgan Stanley now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $38.05. MS has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 14.1, Forward P/E of 10.52, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 3.47 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 65.19. They now have a United States dollars 44 price target on the stock.

Analysts on average had expected a profit of 89 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters. Basic materials companies rose behind gains for packaging companies WestRock, which added $2.44, or 4.8 percent, to $53.07 and International Paper, which rose $1.11, or 2.2 percent, to $52.56. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share.

ROBOT ROLL CALL: Robotic surgery system maker Intuitive Surgical climbed after its profit and revenue came out ahead of analysts' projections. Comparatively, Morgan Stanley posted earnings of $0.81 per share in the same quarter a year ago. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income.

Net revenue jumped 25 per cent to $US9.75 billion, beating the average estimate of $US9.27 billion. Those stocks plunged earlier this month after automakers reported disappointing March sales, and some investors felt that was a warning sign about spending by consumers. The Moving Average SMA50 is -7.25% while SMA200 is 10.71%. The announcement sent the pound higher but hammered the FTSE 100 index. The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.2 percent to 3,164.78 and Southeast Asian benchmarks were mixed. Investors also liked the results and lifted the stock price in pre-market trading on Wednesday.

USA stocks gave up a promising start and finished mostly lower Wednesday as investors continued to worry about lagging wages and energy companies dropped with the price of oil. The contract lost 24 cents to close at $52.41 a barrel on Tuesday. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 216,038 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $9,559,681.50. Moreover, Societe Generale issued Upgrade rating for the stock on 11-Jan-17. Wealth Management and Investment Management also saw strong growth in the most recent quarter.

10/06/2016 - Morgan Stanley was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Sandler O'Neill.

European stocks traded mixed on Wednesday with shares in London off slightly. Trend analysis is based on historical data about the stock's performance given the overall trends of the market and particular indicators within the market.

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