Morgan Stanley Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  87.40
 Dividend  2.80
 Earnings  8.25
 Cash-flow  21.85
 Book value  54.63
 Equity  53.92

Morgan Stanley is part of Financial Services business, which is part of Financials industry. Morgan Stanley is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Morgan Stanley paid a total dividend of 4,962 million USD last year, for a market value of 154,873 millions (Market Cap 115,427 millions). Dividend per share of Morgan Stanley is 2.80 USD, and his stock market price 87.40 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Morgan Stanley has a dividend yield of 3.20%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Financials industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Morgan Stanley dividend yield with other Financial Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Dividend Payout

About the ability of Morgan Stanley to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.20%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Morgan Stanley payout on ernings is currently 33.94%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.25% and 41.38% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Morgan Stanleycan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Morgan Stanley is USD 21.85 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Morgan Stanley, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Financial Services sector companies.

Morgan Stanley payout

Morgan Stanley Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present3.20%2.8033.94%1,772
20212.85%2.8047.95%1,794
20202.04%1.4029.60%1,806
20192.74%1.4027.67%1,619
20183.03%1.2031.50%1,720
20171.91%1.0032.79%1,808
20161.93%0.8027.87%1,978
20151.75%0.6037.50%1,978

*In millions

Morgan Stanley Stock performance

Finally, last moth Morgan Stanley showed a return of -3.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.75% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 12.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Financial Services firms.

Morgan Stanley stock and market return