Philip Morris International Inc (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 24, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.85 per share scheduled for January 11, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased PM stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
10.39% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $84.65, the dividend yield is 4.02%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PM was $84.65,
representing a -10.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.13 and
a 16.2% increase over the 52 week low of $72.85.
PM is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes
companies such as British American Tobacco Industries, p.l.c. (
) and Altria Group (
). PM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.01. Zacks Investment Research reports PM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 6.73%, compared to an
industry average of 4.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to PM through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PM as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund (
- iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (
- iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund (
- WisdomTree High-Yielding Equity Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYK with an increase of
4.04% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of PM at 9.99%.