Oct 16 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported a 19 percent increase in quarterly profit on Tuesday, with strong performance in its equities trading business outweighing weakness in bond trading.
Net income attributable to Morgan Stanley rose to $2.11 billion, or $1.17 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $1.78 billion, or 93 cents per share, a year ago.
Analysts were expecting $1.01 per share, according to I/B/E/S data from Refinitiv. It was not immediately clear if the reported results were comparable. (Reporting by Sweta Singh in Bengaluru and Matt Scuffham in Toronto Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)