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

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is Monday, October 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $17.02 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Morgan Stanley has been 21.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $33.94 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide.

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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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full Morgan Stanley Ratings Report.

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