Philip Morris International Inc (PM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.85 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PM has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of PM was $91.62, representing a -2.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.13 and a 12.97% increase over the 52 week low of $81.10.

PM is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as British American Tobacco p.l.c. ( BTI ) and Altria Group ( MO ). PM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.18. Zacks Investment Research reports PM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.25%, compared to an industry average of 9.2%.

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

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

  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund ( KXI )
  • iShares High Dividend Equity Fund ( HDV )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYK with an increase of 14.39% over the last 100 days. VDC has the highest percent weighting of PM at 8.8%.



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 , HDV , IYK , KXI , MO , PM , VDC , XLP

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