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|Day's range||53.33 - 54.59|
|52-week range||40.43 - 59.38|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.47|
|Earnings date||17 Jul 2018 - 23 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.00 (1.82%)|
|1y target est||61.17|
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The six big US banks (XLF) (VFH)—JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), and Bank of America (BAC)—posted record profits in 1Q18 due to tax savings under the new tax law. According to an Associated Press estimate, the six banks saved at least $3.59 billion last quarter due to the new tax law.
Charles Schwab (SCHW) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.80x on an NTM (next-12-month) basis, which implies a premium valuation, as the average for competitors is 11.30x. Morgan Stanley (MS), Wells Fargo (WFC), and Raymond James Financial (RJF) have price-to-earnings ratios of 11.26x, 10.55x, and 12.10x, respectively, on an NTM basis.
Charles Schwab’s (SCHW) total expenses excluding interest amounted to $1.4 billion in 1Q18, which implies a rise sequentially and YoY (year-over-year). Charles Schwab’s compensation and benefits expenses amounted to $770 million in 1Q18 compared to $711 million in 4Q17, which implies an 8% increase. Charles Schwab incurred professional services expenses amounting to $156 million in 1Q18, while in 1Q17, it incurred $133 million, a rise of 17%.
Charles Schwab (SCHW) posted earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.55 in 1Q18, which exceeded expectations by $0.02. Brokerages (XLF) have benefitted from market volatility, as it prompts customers to increase trading activity.
Morgan Stanley (MS) stock has fallen 4.6% over the past three months and risen 28.7% over the past year. In comparison, the overall sector (XLF) has fallen 6.4% and risen 19.1%, respectively. The bank’s asset management offerings, interest income, and consistent trading revenue have continued to support its strong performance.
Wall Street analysts were upbeat about investment bankers (XLF) in 1Q18 due to an expected spike in trading. Major banks managed to beat estimates and the overall forecast for 2Q18 is lower.
Morgan Stanley’s (MS) total assets under management rose 8% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.4 trillion on March 31, 2018, helped by a higher valuation of holdings and flow. Quarter-over-quarter, its total assets under management were flat, reflecting lower valuation increases and offset by new, long-term flow.
Morgan Stanley (MS) benefited from higher volatility and posted strong operating numbers. The bank’s Institutional Securities segment posted net income of $2.1 billion, compared with $1.7 billion in 1Q17. The segment’s top line rose to $6.1 billion from $5.2 billion in 1Q17, largely due to sales and trading amid higher market volatility.
Morgan Stanley (MS) posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.45 in 1Q18, higher than analysts’ estimate of $1.25 and its EPS of $1 in 1Q17. The investment bank benefited from market volatility and higher trading revenue across product offerings. It posted net revenue of $11.1 billion and net income of $2.6 billion, representing growth of 14% and 40%, respectively, helped by lower tax, higher trading, and improved efficiency.
The International Monetary Fund (or IMF) also warned that the downside risks to world financial stability have increased over the past six months. In this context, it added, “Valuations of risky assets are still stretched, with some late-stage credit cycle dynamics emerging, reminiscent of the pre-crisis period.” This it believes could lead to the unwinding of risks, leading to higher risk premiums and repricing of risky assets. The IMF’s view of US equity markets is similar to that of Morgan Stanley’s (MS).
In the previous part of this series, we saw that Morgan Stanley (MS) believes the bull market might end soon and the earnings growth of the S&P 500 Index (SPY) is gradually reaching its peak. Tax reform played an important role in market movement. Although many market participants expect a higher infrastructure spending bill and defense spending to boost the equity markets, Morgan Stanley believes the boost could be short-term.
If bitcoin can't recover $8,600 soon, bitcoin "miners" will likely find it unprofitable to keep creating the cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley analysts said.
Shares of Clorox fall 5 percent after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock, noting the company will face strong headwinds in the near future.
Morgan Stanley on Thursday asked to have a lawsuit against it for 2.7 billion euros (2.35 billion pounds) in damages thrown out of an Italian administrative court, an Italian judge said. At the opening of the trial in Rome, the U.S. investment bank the other defendants asked a three-judge panel at the Court of Accounts, which rules on abuses of public funds, to reject the case in an acknowledgement that the judges do not have jurisdiction, Marco Fratini, one of the judges, said. The defendants, who deny any wrongdoing, maintain the issue should be reviewed by a civil court.
Goldman Sachs (GS) posted revenues of $1.8 billion for Investment Banking segment in 1Q18, up 5% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis and down 16% on a sequential basis. Overall, banks’ (XLF) investment banking segments have seen a sequential decline in fundraising and advisory fees in 1Q18, mainly due to volatile markets and policy changes. However, Goldman outperformed in equity and debt underwriting with YoY growth of 27%, helped by fund raises across structured and traditional debt products, public offerings, and private placements in equities.
The Dutch payments processing firm is considering a stock market listing this year, a source told CNBC.
Morgan Stanley, the last of the major U.S. banks to report first-quarter earnings, posted strong-enough results to trigger a 3% bounce in its early-morning share price, something its rivals couldn’t manage. In a quarter when several major competitors beat analyst estimates, Morgan Stanley stood out in terms of all-around performance. Long a work in progress under Chief Executive James Gorman, the bank now looks like a well-oiled machine.
Morgan Stanley reported record quarterly profits, the last of the big U.S. banks to benefit from a potent cocktail of lower taxes, active markets, lower expenses and economies growing in lockstep.
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By a 4 to 1 vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a rule to establish a standard of conduct for broker-dealers, which will require complying with obligations of disclosure, care and conflicts of interest. The new rules also will require registered investment advisers and broker-dealers to provide to retail investors a brief relationship summary that isn't longer than four pages, with information on issues such as fees and conflicts of interest. It would also clarify the definition of the fiduciary duty for investment advisers.
Apr.23 -- Morgan Stanley Interest-Rate Strategy Global Co-Head Matthew Hornbach and BlackRock Portfolio Manager Tony Despirito discuss the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield approaching 3 percent. They speak on "Bloomberg Markets: The Open."
Apr.19 -- Lisa Shalett, head of investment and portfolio strategies at Morgan Stanley, discusses U.S. markets and the economic cycle on "Bloomberg Markets."