3. As of noon trading, Morgan Stanley ( MS) is down $0.62 (-2.6%) to $22.96 on average volume Thus far, 8.9 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.94-$23.85 after having opened the day at $23.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.58.

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 $45.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Morgan Stanley a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Morgan Stanley Ratings Report now.

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