Morgan Stanley stock trades under the ticker MS & has shown recent bullishness that traders & investors should look further into.
MS stock closed at $83.90/share on 5/26/2023.
Morgan Stanley MS Stock’s Technical Performance Broken Down
MS Stock Price: $83.90
10 Day Moving Average: $82.85
50 Day Moving Average: $85.23
200 Day Moving Average: $86.80
MACD: -1.056, -1.150, 0.093
On Friday, MS stock completed a bullish MACD crossover, settling +1.08% 0n the day’s session.
Their RSI is about neutral at 48.51 & recent trading volumes have been roughly average compared to the year prior.
Investors now would be wisest to watch how their price behaves around their support levels in the near-term, while planning where they may want to enter into a position once their price is in an uptrend again.
MS stock has support at the $83.77 (Volume Sentiment: Sellers,1.23:1), $83.53 (Volume Sentiment: Sellers,1.23:1), $82.85 (10 day moving average, Volume Sentiment: Sellers, 1.08:1) & $82.67/share (Volume Sentiment: Sellers, 1.08:1) price levels, with resistance at the $84.98 (Volume Sentiment: Sellers, 1.06:1), $85.23 (50 day moving average; Volume Sentiment: Sellers, 1.63:1), $86.72 (Volume Sentiment: Sellers, 1.18:1) & $86.80/share (200 day moving average; Volume Sentiment: Sellers, 1.18:1) price levels.
Morgan Stanley MS Stock As A Long-Term Investment
Investors with long time horizons will like MS stock’s valuation metrics, with a 14.56 P/E (ttm) & a 1.54 P/B (mrq).
They will want to look closer into their recent growth metrics though, with a reported -3.1% Quarterly Revenue Growth Y-o-Y & -18.7% Quarterly Earnings Growth Y-o-Y.
Their balance sheet looks appealing, with $573.24B of Total Cash (mrq) & $363.96B of Total Debt (mrq).
MS stock pays a 3.73% dividend, which appears to be sustainable in the long-run, as their payout ratio is 51.89%.
63.44% of MS stock’s outstanding share float is owned by institutional investors.
Morgan Stanley MS Stock As A Short-Term Trade Using Options
Traders with shorter time horizons can trade options to profit from movements in MS stock’s price, while hedging their portfolios against market volatility.
I am looking at the contracts with the 6/16 expiration date.
The $82.50, $80 & $83 call options are all in-the-money, listed from highest to lowest level of open interest.
The $85, $87.50 & $84 puts are also all in-the-money, with the former being more liquid than the latter strike prices.
Tying It All Together
MS stock has many interesting characteristics that traders & investors will find appealing.
Investors will like their dividend yield, valuation metrics & balance sheet, but will want to look a bit deeper into their recent growth.
Traders will like their recent technical performance, as well as how liquid their options are.
All-in-all, it is worth taking a closer look into how MS stock fits into your portfolio strategy.
*** I DO NOT OWN SHARES OR OPTIONS CONTRACT POSITIONS IN MS STOCK AT THE TIME OF PUBLISHING THIS ARTICLE ***