Investment Brokerage Stocks Under Review -- Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab, Goldman Sachs, and E*TRADE Financial

Aug 30, 2016, 07:30 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Stock-Callers.com this morning has issued research reports on the following National Investment Brokerage firms: Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), The Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW), The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), and E*TRADE Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC). These companies belong in the Financial sector which ended sharply higher on Monday, August 29, 2016. As per the NASDAQ, the NYSE Financial Sector Index rose about 0.7%, while financial companies in the S&P 500 Index advanced 1.0%. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:

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Morgan Stanley  

New York headquartered Morgan Stanley's shares rose 0.80% and finished Monday's trading session at $31.41. A total volume of 9.12 million shares was traded. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has advanced 9.33% and 15.55%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have gained 0.56% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 12.40% and 14.49%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Morgan Stanley, which provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 80.97.

On August 23rd, 2016, Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and Midland, TX-based XRI Holdings (XRI Blue), an affiliate of Entia Ventures, announced a strategic partnership whereby MSEP has made a majority equity investment in XRI Blue to support the growth of XRI Blue's successful midstream services business in the Permian Basin. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sign up and read the free research report on MS at:

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The Charles Schwab  

On Monday, shares in San Francisco, California headquartered The Charles Schwab Corp. recorded a trading volume of 7.29 million shares, and ended the session 0.32% higher at $31.05. The stock has gained 9.51% in the last one month and 1.77% over the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading 10.77% above their 50-day moving average and 8.97% above their 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Charles Schwab, which through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services, have an RSI of 73.45.

On August 09th, 2016, research firm Barclays reiterated its 'Overweight' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $29 a share to $34 a share.

On August 12th, 2016, Charles Schwab reported that net new assets brought to the company by new and existing clients in July 2016 totaled $9.0 billion. Total client assets were a record $2.70 trillion as of month-end July, up 5% from July. The company's average interest-earning assets on its balance sheet were also a record $191.9 billion in July, up 21% from July 2015. The complimentary research report on SCHW can be downloaded at:

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The Goldman Sachs Group  

Shares in New York headquartered The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. closed the day at $166.87, climbing 0.54%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.61 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 5.08% in the last one month and 4.63% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 6.11% above its 50-day moving average and 3.72% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Goldman Sachs Group, which operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide, have an RSI of 69.47.

On August 17th, 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported that Goldman Sachs Group has made its first direct investment in a private-equity firm, taking a minority stake in Littlejohn & Co. The investment in Littlejohn, with more than $4 billion under management, was made through Goldman's Petershill program. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest report on GS at:

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E*TRADE Financial  

At the closing bell yesterday, shares in New York headquartered E*TRADE Financial Corp. ended 0.35% higher at $26.14. A total volume of 3.20 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.79 million shares. The stock has advanced 4.23% in the last one month. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.75% and 1.76%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of E*TRADE Financial, which provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name, have an RSI of 64.85.

On August 16th, 2016, E*TRADE Financial announced the pricing of $400 million of fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share. The securities will accrue dividends on a non-cumulative basis at a fixed rate of 5.875%, payable semi-annually up to, but excluding, September 15th, 2026.  E*TRADE intends to use the proceeds from this offering, along with existing cash, to finance the purchase of Aperture New Holdings, Inc. Get free access to your research report on ETFC at:

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