Morgan Stanley (MS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 29, 2013
Morgan Stanley ( MS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 18th quarter that MS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $29.23, the dividend yield is .68%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MS was $29.23, representing a -2.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.97 and a 83.26% increase over the 52 week low of $15.95.
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 $1.6. Zacks Investment Research reports MS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 29.27%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.
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 )
- FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund ( RAVI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of 28% over the last 100 days. KBWC has the highest percent weighting of MS at 9.18%.