Morgan Stanley ( MS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased MS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that MS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of MS was $42.65, representing a -28.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.38 and a 16.09% increase over the 52 week low of $36.74.
MS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) and CME Group Inc. ( CME ). MS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.72. Zacks Investment Research reports MS's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 8.15%, compared to an industry average of 20.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MS as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Broker-Dealers & Securities Exchanges ETF ( IAI )
- Strategy Shares US Market Rotation Strategy ETF ( HUSE )
- iShares iBonds Mar 2023 Term Corporate ETF ( IBDD )
- iShares iBonds Mar 2020 Term Corporate ETF ( IBDC )
- FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund ( SKOR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SKOR with an increase of 0.59% over the last 100 days. IAI has the highest percent weighting of MS at 8.71%.
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