Hong Kong's Hang Seng index climbed 0.3 percent to 23,905.35 and Australia's S&P ASX 200 edged 0.1 percent higher to 5,812.30.
The Nasdaq composite increased 39 points, or 0.7 percent, to 5,889. The Dow lost 118.79 points, or 0.6%, to 20,404.49.
According to consensus agreement of Analysts, the mean estimate of short term price target for the MS's stock is marked at $47.4.
FILE - In this October 8, 2014, file photo, people walk to work on Wall Street beneath a statue of George Washington, in NY.
Revenue in the bank's fixed-income trading business rose to US$1.7bn, up from US$873mln in the quarter, the best quarter for the business in two years.
Goldman Sachs is the only USA banking player so far to report back on a disappointing first-quarter, posting figures on Tuesday that revealed lacklustre trading revenues.
Morgan Stanley's shares are down 2.5% this year, having given up about half of their postelection gains. Chevron $1.45, or 1.4 percent, to $104.23 and Marathon Oil sank 68 cents, or 4.3 percent, to $15.06. The Bank of America Corp. brokerage unit says fee-based accounts are better suited to minimize risks, but they also shield the firm from the rule's more onerous requirements.
HIGH-TECH TROUBLE: Technology and consulting company IBM slumped after a weak sales report.
In the three months that ended March, Morgan Stanley easily surpassed analysts' profit expectations, delivering first quarter earnings of $1.00 per share on revenue of $10.94 billion, which easily beat the Thomson Reuters estimate for a per-share profit of 90 cents on revenue of $9.27 billion. The stock plunged -4.86 percent over the past quarter, while surged 32.14 percent over the past six months.
Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.30. Equipment and software maker Rockwell Automation climbed $1.11 to $150.64.
Compensation expense of $4.5 billion, up from $3.7 billion.
Bond prices fell, reversing most of their gains from a day earlier.
JAPAN TRADE: Japan's exports rose at a faster-than-expected 12 percent pace in March, while imports jumped almost 16 percent from a year earlier. That helped banks but hurt high-dividend companies including utilities and real estate investment trusts. Its stock gave up 98 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $46.36. The Company's Wealth Management business segment provides an array of financial services and solutions to individual investors and small-to-medium sized businesses and institutions covering brokerage and investment advisory services, market-making activities in fixed income securities, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and insurance products, credit and other lending products, banking and retirement plan services.
OIL: U.S. crude oil futures added 13 cents to $52.54 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.20 percent.
In currency markets, the dollar was flat versus the pound and the euro at 1.2836 and 0.9319, respectively.
OVERSEAS: British stocks continued to fall. South Korea's Kospi shed 0.5 percent to 2,138.40. Other major European indexes recovered modestly.
And tech companies that showed little support for Trump during the campaign also gave hundreds of thousands to the committee. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, owned by Adelson, became the first major newspaper to endorse Trump for president in 2016.
The news comes after O'Reilly had been on hiatus for Easter and rumors suggested Fox was considering his removal. The folks at the top who have been allowing this culture to remain in place in Fox News need to be fired.
He also posted several Facebook Live videos bragging about an unconfirmed claim that he'd killed at least a dozen other people. Regarding the chilling video, Williams said Tuesday, "This is something that should not have been shared around the world".
Fizdale slammed the table as he walked away from the podium after that tirade after less than two minutes answering questions. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 32 points and LaMarcus Aldridge also added 20 points and six rebounds inside for Spurs.
Sales by mail or courier through a federally licensed producer would be allowed in provinces that lack a regulated retail system. Producing or distributing marijuana outside the government regulation would be considered serious offenses, officials said.
It should have been a rout - the kind you'd expect of the 2-seed over the 7-seed - especially since IN came so close IN Game 1. The problem isn't that the Indiana Pacers don't know what they need to do when the Cleveland Cavaliers trap Paul George .
The S8 holds a treasure trove of impressive features, some that have been shouted about a little less than others. Other than the new display , the back-located touch sensor, and the flash assembly, the phones are very similar.
Following the MOAB raid in Achin, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support Mission (RS) in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, said that the raid killed dozens of TTP and Uzbek militants who recently joined Daesh.
Starts of single-family homes were at a rate of about 821,000, a decrease of 6.2% compared with about 875,000 in February. Multifamily permits rose 13.8% to 437,000 units while single-family permits edged down 1.1% to 823,000.
The devastating impact of election loss on Clinton was accentuated by the fact that she was not prepared for it. But the book provides abundant evidence that Hillary and her people played a large part in losing it.
Record-breaking debut for newest 'Fast and Furious' flick
Simultaneous release in China has resulted in great advantage for the latest instalment of the " Fast & the Furious " series. Another big difference between the two films: Fewer females in North America turned out to see Furious 8 on opening weekend .
UK PM Theresa May calls for mid-term elections on June 8
Wyn Grant, politics professor at the University of Warwick, said: "Clearly if Labour suffer a big defeat, Corbyn is going to go". Just as the early election gives May a chance to solidify her standing, it does likewise for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.