MS will step into the earnings confessional on Friday before the markets open to report on its 2012 fourth quarter. The average estimate on EPS is 27 cents compared to the year-ago quarterly loss of 14 cents.
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The consensus estimate on revenue is also looking bright for MS. Analysts' average estimate is for sales growth for the quarter of $7.02 billion, almost a 23% increase over the same quarter in 2011. MS is coming off a string of disappointing quarters, and if Friday's report is a disappointment, look out below!
That might set the stage for a correction that will suppress Morgan Stanley's share price low enough that patient investors can buy shares closer to where Loeb's hedge fund did its purchasing. The one-year chart below illustrates what we've seen and what may be about to unfold.
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