Altria Group (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.44 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 10,
2013. Shareholders who purchased MO stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that MO has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of MO was $34, representing
a -6.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.29 and a 14.23%
increase over the 52 week low of $29.77.
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 $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports MO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.98%, compared to an
industry average of 13.5%.
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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:
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund (
- iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (
- Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of
16.44% over the last 100 days. VDC has the highest percent
weighting of MO at 4.35%.