Altria Group (MO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013


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Altria Group ( MO ) 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 ( PM ) and British American Tobacco p.l.c. ( BTI ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MO Dividend History page.

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 ( VDC )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • iShares High Dividend Equity Fund ( HDV )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT ).

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%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: BTI , GVT , HDV , IYK , MO , PM , VDC , XLP

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