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  • Morgan Stanley Earnings Drop 1 comment
    Jan 17, 2014 11:19 AM | about stocks: MS

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    Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) announced its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2013, reporting a decline in earnings. Earnings this quarter were $181M and $0.07 per share, down from $594M and $0.29 per share a year ago. The reason for such a disparity in earnings is partially explained by the $1.2B in legal fees related to the financial crisis. Excluding the one-time charges, earnings would have been $0.50 per share, beating analyst estimates of $0.45 per share. Morgan Stanley's wealth management and asset management businesses improved the company's performance, with wealth management improving 12% to $3.7B and asset management increasing 7% to $2B. Chairman and CEO James Gorman remarked that the company is addressing issues from the financial crisis but is pleased with the operational performance in fourth quarter.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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  • Pwdrskir
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    "Out with the bad, in with the good".


    I'm glad $MS has changed focus toward Investment Banking, something the world and $MS will profit from in the coming years.
    17 Jan 2014, 11:38 AM Reply Like
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