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EARNINGS UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Ratings Unaffected By Fair Fourth-Quarter Earnings Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 19, 2012--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said that Morgan Stanley's (A-/Negative/A-2) fair fourth-quarter earnings do not immediately affect the ratings. Morgan Stanley reported Standard & Poor's-adjusted pretax income of $1.0 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $271 billion in the third quarter and $1.7 billion in fourth-quarter 2010. Debt valuation adjustments (DVA) were $216 million, compared with $3.4 billion in the previous quarter and negative $945 million one year earlier. The other adjustment this quarter was $1.7 billion for the MBIA settlement. Our expectations are that income should improve in 2012 over a very weak 2011, absent a worsening of the crisis in Europe. Institutional Securities' results were consistent with weak market...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Morgan Stanley
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