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Altria Group (MO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

Altria Group ( MO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.44 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that MO has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of MO was $34, representing a -6.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.29 and a 14.23% increase over the 52 week low of $29.77.

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 $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports MO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.98%, compared to an industry average of 13.5%.

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:

  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • iShares High Dividend Equity Fund ( HDV )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of 16.44% over the last 100 days. VDC has the highest percent weighting of MO at 4.35%.

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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