Institutional securities loss hits Morgan Stanley profit

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported a sharp fall in quarterly profit as the Wall Street bank posted a pre-tax loss of $1.1 billion from continuing operations in its institutional securities business.

Net income from continuing operations applicable to the company fell to $192 million, or 7 cents per share, in the fourth quarter from $661 million, or 33 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2012, the bank said on Friday.

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