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Altria Group (MO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 22, 2015

Altria Group ( MO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 22, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.565 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 11, 2016. Shareholders who purchased MO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.65% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $57.13, the dividend yield is 3.96%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MO was $57.13, representing a -7.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.74 and a 20.76% increase over the 52 week low of $47.31.

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 $2.67. Zacks Investment Research reports MO's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 9.27%, compared to an industry average of 1.9%.

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:

  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF - DNQ ( VDC )
  • PowerShares DWA Consumer Staples Momentum Portfolio ( PSL )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSL with an increase of 0.21% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of MO at 5.75%.

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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