Altria Group (
) 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 (
) and British American Tobacco p.l.c. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio (
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%.