Morgan Stanley (MS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 26, 2013

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Morgan Stanley ( MS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 16th quarter that MS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $21.45, the dividend yield is .93%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MS was $21.45, representing a -12.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.47 and a 74.96% increase over the 52 week low of $12.26.

MS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) and BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ). MS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.48. Zacks Investment Research reports MS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 30.03%, compared to an industry average of -7.2%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MS Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to MS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MS as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ( KBWC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers Index Fund ( IAI )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
  • SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE )
  • RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RWW with an increase of 24.83% over the last 100 days. KBWC has the highest percent weighting of MS at 8.42%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: BLK , GS , GVT , IAI , KBWC , KCE , MS , RWW

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