Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc (NYSE:MSF) declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, December 13th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0322 per share on Wednesday, January 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.37%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 21st.

Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund has decreased its dividend payment by an average of 32.5% annually over the last three years.

Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund (MSF) opened at $17.37 on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund has a 1 year low of $12.67 and a 1 year high of $18.01.

In other news, major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou acquired 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $17.51 per share, for a total transaction of $525,300.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 113,622 shares of company stock valued at $1,993,589.

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About Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund

The Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund, Inc (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in emerging country equity securities. It invests in various sectors, such as banks; insurance; diversified telecommunication services; food and staples retailing; food products; Internet software and services; oil, gas and consumable fuels; automobiles; beverages; construction and engineering; hotels, restaurants and leisure; independent power producers and energy traders; Internet and catalog retail; machinery; pharmaceuticals, real estate management and development; textiles, apparel and luxury goods; transportation infrastructure, and wireless telecommunication services.

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