MORGAN STANLEY is a preeminent global financial services firm that maintains leading market positions in each of its three primary businesses: securities; asset management; and credit services.  The company combines global strength in investment banking and institutional sales and trading with strength in providing full-service and on-line brokerage services, investment and global asset management services and, primarily through its Discover Card brand, quality consumer credit products.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s Financial Overview

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) surged 0.4% yesterday to close its trading session at $40.6. The company has 1 year Price Target of $35.96. Morgan Stanley has 52-Week high of $41.2 and 52-Week Low of $21.16. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 25, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 8.6 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $76.04 Billion.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.8/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.63/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.17 a share with a surprise factor of 27%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 8.38 Percent, SMA50 of 18.49 Percent and SMA200 of 41.67 percent. Morgan Stanley has P/S value of 2.1 while its P/B value stands at 1.07. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.6 percent, Return on Equity of 6.9 percent and Return on Investment of 1.5 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 87 percent and 22.2 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). On 20-Oct-16 Guggenheim Upgrade Morgan Stanley Stock  to Buy. Another firm also rated the stock on 6-Oct-16 where Sandler O’Neill Downgrade the stock to Hold.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.4 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 23 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Morgan Stanley have a median target of 36.00, with a high estimate of 47.00 and a low estimate of 22.50. The median estimate represents a -11.33% decrease from the last price of 40.60.

Morgan Stanley is estimated to report earnings on  01/17/2017. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 8 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.6.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.43.

Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA)

Starz – Liberty Capital is a global media and entertainment company. Its operating units consist of Starz Channels, Starz Distribution and Starz Animation. Starz Channels is a provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) pay TV networks. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide. Starz – Liberty Capital, formerly known as Liberty Media Corporation, is based in Englewood, United States.

Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA)’s Financial Outlook

The 9 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Starz have a median target of 32.73, with a high estimate of 36.00 and a low estimate of 27.00. The median estimate represents a -3.57% decrease from the last price of 33.94.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Starz has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.67. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 0.77% and closed its last trading session at $33.94. The company has the market capitalization of $3.34 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $35.84 and 52-Week low of $20.33. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Dec 2, 2015 and 52-Week low on Feb 11, 2016. The company has volume of 8.58 Million shares. The company has a total of 98.27 Million shares outstanding.

Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.34/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.52/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.18. This shows a surprise factor of -34.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 1.31 percent. Beta for Starz stands at 0.87 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.54. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.50%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.64%%.

Starz has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 2.83%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.11 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 17.13%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 11.4 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 77.8 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 23.8% with Gross margin of 45.1 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 20.9% and 11% respectively.

 

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