Altria Group (MO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 23, 2013

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Altria Group ( MO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 23, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.48 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.09% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $38.22, the dividend yield is 5.02%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MO was $38.22, representing a -0.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.25 and a 23.53% increase over the 52 week low of $30.94.

MO is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and British American Tobacco p.l.c. ( BTI ). MO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.57. Zacks Investment Research reports MO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.19%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to MO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MO as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio ( SPHD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYK with an increase of 4.49% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of MO at 4.2%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BTI , IYK , MO , PM , PSL , SPHD , VDC , XLP

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