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Morgan Stanley (MS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 29, 2014
By: NASDAQ.com News
Morgan Stanley ( MS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 14, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 19th quarter that MS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of MS was $29.97, representing a -10.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $33.52 and a 48.66% increase over the 52 week low of $20.16.
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 $1.42. Zacks Investment Research reports MS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 20.73%, compared to an industry average of 13%.
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 U.S. Broker-Dealers ETF ( IAI )
- Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
- First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex Fund ( FMK )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund ( IYG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IAI with an increase of 16.84% over the last 100 days. KBWC has the highest percent weighting of MS at 9.41%.