You can clearly see how all the banks have different stories to tell, and the next bank to deliver earnings report on Thursday is Morgan Stanley. This is different from J.P.Morgan`s story. Morgan Stanley`s consensus EPS estimate is $1,16, which is -10,8% YoY.
The consensus Revenue Estimate is $10,02 Billion which is -5,6% YoY. 50% of Morgan Stanley`s total revenue comes from Institutional Securities. 43% of their total revenue comes from Wealth Management. 7% of total revenue is made from Investment Management.
There must be a lot of wealthy customers in Morgan Stanley`s portfolio, but wealthy induviduals is followed by financial services (brokerage, investment advisory, financial planning, insurance, securities-based loans etc) to medium-sized businesses and institutioons.
Morgan Stanley is headquartered at Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, New York and CEO James Gorman is not a big fan of Bitcoin, Libra or other crypto currencies. On Wednesday, we saw a Facebook hearings live from Capitol Hill and Mr Gorman is obviously not alone to be negative to crypto currencies.
In an interview with CNBC, he said “Psonally, I am not that exited about new exchanges for currencies or new forms of cryptocurrency. I`ve said this many times, an may be proven dead wrong about this. I don`t get it or see the need for another form of stored value. We have currencies and precious metals and reserve notes. Apparently, there`s a need there, right? But the fact that we are not in that doesn`t bother me at all,” Gorman said.
Fair value of the Morgan Stanley stock is about 20% higher than the current price. Citi upgraded Morgan Stanley to buy. Earning report will be released on Thursday before market open.