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Morgan Stanley
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Market Cap $159,444.71M
Forward P/E 14.4x
Volume 6,766,675
Total Return (3M) 15.28%

Morgan Stanley (MS)
Dividend Date & History

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Dividend Data

Morgan Stanley’s (MS) dividend yield is 3.47%, which means that for every $100 invested in the company's stock, investors would receive $3.47 in dividends per year.

Morgan Stanley’s payout ratio is 61.49% which means that 61.49% of the company's earnings are paid out as dividends. A low payout ratio may indicate that the company has a strong financial position and can invest in growth opportunities, while a high payout ratio may indicate that the company is returning most of its earnings to shareholders. MS’s annual dividend is $3.40 per share. This is the total amount of dividends paid out to shareholders in a year.

Morgan Stanley’s (MS) ex-dividend date is , which means that buyers purchasing shares on or after that date will not be eligible to receive the next dividend payment.

Morgan Stanley (MS) pays dividends on a quarterly basis. The next dividend payment is planned on . Morgan Stanley (MS) has increased its dividends for 11 consecutive years. This is a positive sign of the company's financial stability and its ability to pay consistent dividends in the future.

Dividend Yield 3.47%
Annual Dividend $3.40
Ex Dividend Date Apr 29, 2024
Dividend Growth 9.68%
Payout Ratio 61.49%
Payout Period Quarterly
Next Div Payment May 15, 2024
Cons. Yrs Growth 11

Dividend History and Growth

Morgan Stanley (MS) dividend payments per share are an average of 9.68% over the past 12 months, 34.42% over the past 36 months, 23.16% over the past 60 months, and 29.82% over the past 120 months.

It is important to note that MS’s dividend history and growth can be affected by many factors, such as profitability, cash flow, and financial stability, as well as its growth prospects and dividend payout policies. Add MS to your watchlist to be aware of any updates.

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Dividend Yield

MS dividend yield graph is a visual representation of Morgan Stanley’s dividend yield over the last 12 months. This is useful for investors to understand MS’s historical dividend yield and to identify any trends or patterns in the company's dividend payments over time.

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Shareholder Yield

Shareholder yield is a metric that measures the total return to shareholders through dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown. It is a ratio that compares the cash returned to shareholders over a period of time to the market capitalization of the company.

Morgan Stanley (MS) shareholder yield graph below includes indicators for dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown, which allows investors to see how each component contributes to the overall shareholder yield.

It's important to note that shareholder yield is just one metric among many that investors may use to evaluate a company's financial health and its potential for future growth. It should be considered in conjunction with other financial metrics such as earnings, revenue, and debt levels to get a comprehensive understanding of a company's financial position.

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Dividend Safety

Dividend safety refers to the ability of a company to continue paying its dividends to shareholders without interruption or reduction. A company with a high level of dividend safety is generally considered to have a strong financial position, with a consistent history of paying dividends and a low risk of default.

Some specific indicators often used to assess Morgan Stanley (MS) dividend safety include

  • Dividend payment history: MS has a long history of paying dividends and has consistently increased its dividend payout for 11 consecutive years.
  • Dividend payout ratio: A low payout ratio, typically less than 60%, indicates that a company has enough earnings to pay dividends and retain earnings to reinvest in the business. Morgan Stanley’s payout ratio is about 61.49%

It is worth noting that Dividend safety can change over time, and a company that was considered to have a high level of dividend safety in the past may no longer be considered safe today. Therefore, it is important to regularly monitor a company's financial performance and dividend payment history.

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Comparing Morgan Stanley to Other Stock

The percentile ranks table is a way to compare Morgan Stanley (MS) dividend yield relative to its sector, country, and the world.

  • Dividend yield: MS’s latest value of 3.47% is the percentage of the current stock price that is paid out as dividends to shareholders. The relative to the sector, country, and world values (0.53, 0.6, and 0.67 respectively) indicate Morgan Stanley’s dividend yield compared to others in its sector, country, and world. For example, a value of 0.6 relative to country means that Morgan Stanley’s dividend yield is higher than 60% of companies in its country.

This table allows investors to quickly compare a company's dividend metrics to its peers in the sector, country, and the world, and evaluate its relative stability and growth potential.

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Dividend FAQ

Does Morgan Stanley pay dividends?

Morgan Stanley (MS) pays dividends to its shareholders.

How much is Morgan Stanley’s dividend?

Morgan Stanley's (MS) quarterly dividend per share was $0.85 as of .

When is Morgan Stanley’s ex-dividend date?

Morgan Stanley’s latest ex-dividend date was on . The MS stock shareholders received the last dividend payment of $0.85 per share on .

When is Morgan Stanley’s next dividend payment date?

Morgan Stanley’s next dividend payment will be on .

Does Morgan Stanley have sufficient earnings to cover its dividends?

Morgan Stanley (MS) has a 61.49% payout ratio, which may leave the company with limited retained earnings, which could potentially impact its ability to reinvest in the business.

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