mentioned late Monday it’s going to double its quarterly dividend to 70 cents a share, from 35 cents a share, starting with the dividend anticipated to be accredited by the board within the third quarter. Morgan Stanley additionally introduced a brand new elevated share buyback program of as much as $12 billion by June 2022. “Morgan Stanley has amassed important extra capital over the previous a number of years and now has one of many largest capital buffers within the trade,” Chief Govt James P. Gorman mentioned in an announcement. “Going ahead we stay amply capitalized to drive additional progress.” Individually, Financial institution of America Corp.
mentioned it plans on a 17% dividend improve, topic to board approval. Morgan Stanley’s and Financial institution of America’s strikes are among the many first of an anticipated volley of share buybacks and dividend will increase following the outcomes final week of the Federal Reserve “stress tests” in which banks passed, opening the way. Shares of Morgan Stanley rose greater than 3% within the prolonged session Monday after ending the common buying and selling day down 0.8%. Financial institution of America shares rose 0.3% within the prolonged session after a 0.1% decline on the shut.