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Morgan Stanley

(NYSE:

MS

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $25.72, above its previous 52-week high of $25.69 with 8.2 million shares traded as of 12 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 18.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $48.47 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 30.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full

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