Morgan Stanley Going Ex-Div

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According to Dividend Channel, on 7/27/11, Morgan Stanley (MS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 8/15/11. As a percentage of MS's recent stock price of $23.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.21%.

Below is a dividend history chart for MS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Morgan Stanley:

MS Dividend History
Date Div*
04/27/11 0.050
01/27/11 0.050
10/27/10 0.050
07/28/10 0.050
04/28/10 0.050
01/27/10 0.050
10/28/09 0.050
07/29/09 0.050
04/28/09 0.067
01/28/09 0.270
10/15/08 0.270
07/09/08 0.270
04/09/08 0.270
01/09/08 0.270
10/10/07 0.270
07/11/07 0.270
07/02/07 14.250
04/11/07 0.270
01/10/07 0.270
10/11/06 0.270
07/12/06 0.270
04/11/06 0.270
01/11/06 0.270
10/12/05 0.270
07/13/05 0.270
04/13/05 0.270
01/12/05 0.270
10/06/04 0.250
07/07/04 0.250
04/06/04 0.250
01/07/04 0.750
10/08/03 0.690
07/09/03 0.690
04/09/03 0.690
01/08/03 0.690
10/02/02 0.690
07/02/02 0.690
04/03/02 0.690
01/09/02 0.690
07/03/01 0.690
04/04/01 0.690
01/10/01 0.690
10/04/00 0.600
07/05/00 0.600
04/12/00 0.600
01/10/00 1.200
10/13/99 0.720
07/14/99 0.720
04/14/99 0.720
01/14/99 0.720
10/13/98 0.600
07/14/98 0.600
04/13/98 0.600
01/15/98 0.600
10/09/97 0.420
07/10/97 0.420
05/22/97 0.420
02/27/97 0.420
11/27/96 0.660
08/29/96 0.660
05/30/96 0.660
02/28/96 0.660
11/29/95 0.480
08/30/95 0.480
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.85% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MS makes up 7.62% of the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers Index Fund ETF (IAI) which is trading lower by about 1% on the day Monday.

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In Monday trading, Morgan Stanley shares are currently down about 2.1% on the day.


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