2. As of noon trading, Morgan Stanley ( MS) is up $0.37 (1.2%) to $30.76 on average volume. Thus far, 6.3 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.37-$31.04 after having opened the day at $30.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.39.

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 $59.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 58.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Morgan Stanley a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Morgan Stanley Ratings Report now.

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