2. As of noon trading, Morgan Stanley ( MS) is up $0.32 (1.37) to $23.59 on light volume Thus far, 6.4 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.51-$23.62 after having opened the day at $23.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.27.

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 $45.6 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Morgan Stanley a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 revenue growth, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. 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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