Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), eager to enhance profit margins in its retail brokerage wing, is thinking over shutting down brokerage offices, eliminating support staff and wanting few branch managers also to produce sales as advisers under a cost-reduction drive, according to three people talked about internal information.
Employers, referring to conversations with advisers and managers at the company, stated that extra cost reduction steps were predicted to be declared in the next few weeks
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Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) stock in current session held volume of 10.07 million shares as compare to its average volume of 23.95 million shares. The stock after opening at $14.38 hit high price of $14.68 and then trading at $14.52 by scoring +0.14%.
As the revenue measures MS generated revenue of 35.52 billion in the following twelve months income of $2.31 billion. The Company showed a positive 8.37% in the net profit margin and in addition to in its operating margin which remained 12.31%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -11.08%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 6.15% which was maintained for the month at 4.47%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -8.11% and for the year was -14.25% while the YTD performance remained at -3.27%.
The MS past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.81.
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