Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. moving closer to control their joint ventures in China

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are moving closer to control of their joint ventures in China. The Chinese partner of Morgan Stanley’s securities joint venture said on Tuesday it is selling a 2% stake for at least 376 million yuan ($55 million) and any potential buyer will have until July 29 to submit a bid. On Monday, JPMorgan’s local partner said it will cede control in its asset-management venture for 241 million yuan.

The insider ownership percentage is the key indicator, can be used by investors, to measure the outlook of senior management has on their company. Insider ownership for the MS is 24.30%. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. The Institutional ownership for the MS is 62.10%.

Insider trading is the buying or selling of any publicly traded company’s stock and this can be done by someone who has non-public, material information about that MS. Insider trading can be illegal or legal depending on when the insider makes the trade. It is illegal when the material information is still non-public. The insider transactions of the company (6-month change in insider ownerships) for the Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is -0.01%.

Institutional ownership is the amount of a Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s available stock owned by mutual or pension funds, insurance companies, investment firms, private foundations, endowments or other large entities that actually manage the funds on the behalf of others, so its an interesting element for the traders to note it, and the Institutional ownership for the MS is -2.09%.

U.S traded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) stock edged up 0.32% on Monday and when day-trade ended the stock finally concluded at $43.95 and number of shares that changed hands during the day are 12.18 Million. The number of shares MS stock currently held by all its shareholders are 1669.95 and floated shares, the number of shares are available for trading in an open market on last trading day are 1274.30. The average volume of shares for 3 months is 10157.07 and MS stock value has moved between $36.63 – 51.71 in last one year.

The Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s latest earnings date is 7/17/2019. The Gross margin is the difference between the revenue and the cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by revenue. In other words, Gross Margin is a percentage value, while Gross Profit is a monetary value. The valuable gross margin for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is 68.30% and the profit margin is 15.70% and the stock has gained 10.84% in 2019 to date.

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U.S. traded shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s monthly stock performance is 8.01%, the quarterly performance is 0.96%, the half year performance is calculated as 11.63%. The yearly performance of MS is -8.99%.

The higher the volatility, the riskier the security. For example, when the stock market rises and falls more than one percent over a sustained period of time, it is called a “volatile” market, if the stock price stays relatively stable, the security has low volatility. The Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) weekly volatility is measured as 1.96% and monthly volatility measured as 1.92%.

Return on assets (ROA) is a main indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. MS return on assets is 0.90%, the return on equity (ROE) of the Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is 11.20%, while the most important return on investment is calculates as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, and MS return on investment is 1.80%.

The price to earnings ratio is 9.44, price to sales ratio is 1.44, and price to book ratio is 1.01, price to cash per share ration is 2.07, price to free cash flow is 10.09.

Analysts mean target price for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is $54.24 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.00. The current share price indicates that stock is -14.70% away from its one year high and is moving 19.62% ahead of its 52-week low. MS’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 2.38% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is -1.09%.

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