Morgan Stanley Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is tomorrow, April 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $17.59 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Morgan Stanley has been 25.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $33.59 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3, below the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 34.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Morgan Stanley Ratings Report.

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