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Morgan Stanley Stays Profitable

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday. The big bank reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68 on revenue of $8.8 billion. In the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Citigroup, Equinix, IBM, Visa, Yahoo, Walmart and More

Stocks have been trying to recover from their sell-off, but investors remain wary. Equity investors want upside from stocks, but they also want to avoid a market correction or a ...
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Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Take Beating in Investor Survey

J.D. Power released its 2014 U.S. Full Service Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. Citigroup Inc.'s (NYSE: C) CitiCorp and Morgan Stanley's (NYSE: MS) Asset Management took terrible beatings from respondents ...
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Bank by Bank Dividend and Buyback Hike Approvals After Fed Review

Wednesday's big announcement is that the Federal Reserve did not object to the capital plans for some 25 of the 30 banks under review which were participating in the Comprehensive ...
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Morgan Stanley May Sell Swiss Private Bank

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reportedly is considering its options, including a possible outright sale, for its private Swiss private banking business. The private bank has about 10 billion Swiss francs, ...
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UBS Scans Stock Alternatives for Much Higher Yields

One of the terrible things about taking interest rates to near zero and keeping them there is the savers in this country get murdered. Long gone are the 5% CDs ...
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NQ Mobile Clawing Back Gains

Chinese Internet service provider NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) was attacked by short selling firm Muddy Waters LLC in late October and the company’s share price tumbled from a 52-week ...
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Key Changes in Financial Stock Short Interest

Short sellers are often an interesting lot to watch. The old saying is that financial stocks are indicators of broad market strength or weakness, so that makes it imperative to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, Micron, Starbucks, Twitter and More

We are halfway through the first full week of trading in 2014. Analysts are out in droves with many ratings changes this week, and some stocks have managed to pull ...
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Twitter Stock Still Reacting to Morgan Stanley Downgrade?

Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) tumbled 4% Monday following a downgrade to Underweight by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). The stock continues its slide today, dropping another 6.5% with no ...
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Morgan Stanley Wary About Twitter’s Prospects

When a firm that co-managed an initial public offering (IPO) cuts its rate on the stock that it recently backed, people notice. That is what happened Monday morning with shares ...
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Morgan Stanley Dumps Global Oil Trading on Russia’s Rosneft

Global mega-bank Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) said late Friday that it has agreed to sell its global oil trading business to Russia’s state-controlled oil giant OAO Rosneft for an undisclosed ...
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Could Volcker Rule Change Best Bank Stock for 2014?

With an expected vote due next Monday on the so-called Volcker rule, one question on big bank stocks is whether the impact of that rule has been fully priced into ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Citigroup, Exxon, Sprint, Tiffany and More

Stocks have pulled back ahead of the jobs data, and investors need to be considering how to position their portfolios going into year-end and 2014. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many ...
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Moody’s Cuts Ratings of J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Other Big Banks

Four of the largest U.S. banks saw their ratings from Moody's Investors Service cut on Thursday. The agency cited the reduced likelihood that the government would help Bank of New ...
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