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Altria Group (MO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 21, 2012

Altria Group ( MO ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 21, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.44 per share scheduled for January 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.32% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $32.59, the dividend yield is 5.4%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MO was $32.59, representing a -10.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.29 and a 16.39% increase over the 52 week low of $28.

MO is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and British American Tobacco Industries, p.l.c. ( BTI ). MO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.81. Zacks Investment Research reports MO's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 7.58%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.

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:

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of 8.13% over the last 100 days. IYK has the highest percent weighting of MO at 4.77%.

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


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

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