2. As of noon trading, Morgan Stanley ( MS) is down $0.22 (-1.3%) to $16.41 on average volume Thus far, 8.9 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.26-$16.49 after having opened the day at $16.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.63.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $32.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Morgan Stanley a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Morgan Stanley Ratings Report now.

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