Morgan Stanley


  • Tech Warnings Drag Stocks Lower Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

    Stocks opened broadly lower as a slew of warnings that company earnings would slip in the first quarter, especially in technology, combined with more fear in the financial sector to dampen the recent positive run on Wall Street.

  • Financial Giants Are Split On Whether Worst Is Over Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 9:43 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Is it time to jump back into beaten-down financial stocks--or is it still too early? Even the financial giants themselves can't agree.

  • Goldman Sachs Upgrades Brokers, Asset Managers Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 7:53 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it selectively upgraded shares of some brokers and asset managers, but remains cautious on stocks of regional banks, mortgage and specialty finance companies and real estate investment trusts.

  • The Other White Shoe Meat Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    With recent M&A activity and a growing commodities desk, is Morgan Stanley the new Goldman? 

  • Merrill News Helps Keep Stocks Afloat Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 4:51 PM ET

    Stocks logged another lackluster session Thursday in the wake of Tuesday's spectacular rally as the market digested a mixed bag of economic data and a congressional hearing on the Bear Stearns bailout.

  • What's the Deal on Merger Deals?  Experts Talk Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Merger and acquisition activity has hit the brakes, along with much of the rest of the economy, but it's a long way from stopping completely. 

  • Services Report Gives Stocks a Reprieve Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday after a larger-than-expected rise in weekly jobless claims.

  • Fed Goes to Brokerages to Monitor Their State: WSJ Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 6:25 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve has stationed itself inside brokerages including Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns to monitor their financial state, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Subprime Savant: Jamie Dimon Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    How did JP Morgan emerge from the subprime crisis relatively unscathed?

  • Financials Jump-Start Quarter; Lehman Up 18% Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line Tuesday, led by financials, after Lehman Brothers announced plans to raise more capital and two European banks disclosed write-downs.

  • Financials Lead Rally; Lehman Jumps 10% Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    Stocks kicked off the second quarter with a rally Tuesday, led by financials, as news of more write-downs from European banks offered hope that the end is in sight for the global credit crunch.

  • Light at the End of the Tunnel for Banks? Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    News of massive writedowns at two major European banks paradoxically sent shares soaring Tuesday, as many investors took the typically negative announcements as a signal to buy into the battered sector.

  • Financials Lead Rally to Kick Off Q2 Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks kicked off the second quarter with a rally Tuesday, led by financials, as news of more write-downs from European banks offered hope that the end is in sight for the global credit crunch.

  • Q2 Same As Q1? The Writedowns Begin Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    OK, the second quarter is starting a lot like the first quarter. How so? Once again, a bunch of financial institutions are out with big writedowns, or trying to raise capital. Sound bad? No, no, say the bulls, you don't understand, this is good.

  • Lehman to Boost Funding with $3 Billion Offering Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 5:50 PM ET
    Lehman Brothers

    Lehman Brothers became the latest bank to take steps to shore up its funding after markets closed Monday, announcing that it will issue $3 billion of convertible preferred shares.

  • Clear Channel Says Buyout May Not Close Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 9:01 AM ET

    Radio broadcaster Clear Channel Communications said Friday its pending acquisition by several private equity firms may not close, even though the firms are ready to consummate the deal.

  • Ex-Bear Exec Can't Join Morgan Stanley: Judge Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 7:03 AM ET

    A U.S. federal judge has temporarily blocked a former senior Bear Stearns executive from jumping to Morgan Stanley and recruiting clients and colleagues to follow him.

  • Global M&A Volumes Tumbled in First Quarter Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 6:58 AM ET

    Global mergers and acquisitions slumped by almost a third in the first quarter, according to preliminary data from Thomson Financial, as banks reined in borrowing and economic uncertainty weighed on CEO confidence.

  • Citi to Name US Consumer Chief in Shuffle: WSJ Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 5:41 AM ET

    Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, plans to hire an outsider to take over its flagging U.S. consumer business, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday.

  • Subprime Mess Could Hit CEO Wallets This Proxy Season Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    At annual meetings across the country shareholders are making the yearly pilgrimage to have their voices heard,  and votes counted,  at the companies they own.  In some cases, those shareholders have a hand in changing the way the firm does business.