Altria Group (MO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 14, 2018

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Altria Group ( MO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.7 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 10, 2018. Shareholders who purchased MO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.06% increase over prior dividend payment.

The previous trading day's last sale of MO was $65.77, representing a -15.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.79 and a 9.6% increase over the 52 week low of $60.01.

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 $5.32. Zacks Investment Research reports MO's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 18.51%, compared to an industry average of 5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK )
  • iShares Trust ( QUAL )
  • iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ( KXI )
  • First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF ( FTLB )
  • First Trust BuyWrite Income ETF ( FTHI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QUAL with an increase of 9.85% over the last 100 days. IYK has the highest percent weighting of MO at 5.54%.

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