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Morgan Stanley beats estimates for second-quarter profit on strong trading results

Another BANK beats Estimates by TRADING

Morgan Stanley posted second-quarter results that blew past analysts’ estimates on stronger-than-expected trading revenue.

The bank generated profit of $3.2 billion, or $1.96 a share, exceeding the $1.12 a share estimate of analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.

Fixed income traders had a blowout quarter, posting a nearly 170% revenue increase to $3.03 billion.

Equities traders generated a more modest 23% increase in revenue to $2.62 billion. Combined, the trading division gained $1.4 billion more revenue than analysts had expected.

Morgan Stanley, which is essentially a global investment bank paired with a large wealth management business, benefited from one of Wall Street’s best trading quarters in years. The New York-based bank runs the biggest stock-trading business in the world, as well as a bond trading division that punches above its weight.

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