Altria Group (MO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 13, 2018

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Altria Group ( MO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 13, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.8 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 10, 2018. Shareholders who purchased MO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $59.47, the dividend yield is 5.38%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MO was $59.47, representing a -20.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.38 and a 10.31% increase over the 52 week low of $53.91.

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 $5.56. Zacks Investment Research reports MO's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 18.31%, compared to an industry average of 7.2%.

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 )
  • Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • Franklin LibertyQ Global Dividend ETF ( FLQD )
  • Invesco High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers ETF ( PEY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QUAL with an increase of 8.3% over the last 100 days. IYK has the highest percent weighting of MO at 5.45%.

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 Symbols: MO , PM , BTI , IYK , QUAL , RHS , FLQD , PEY

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