Altria Group (MO) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 14, 2021. A cash dividend payment of $0.86 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 09, 2021. Shareholders who purchased MO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.14, the dividend yield is 6.86%.
The previous trading days last sale of MO was $50.14, representing a -4.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.59 and a 39.94% increase over the 52 week low of $35.83.
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). MOs current earnings per share, an indicator of a companys profitability, is $2.33. Zacks Investment Research reports MOs forecasted earnings growth in 2021 as 4.88%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MO as a top-10 holding:
- WisdomTree U.S. High Dividend Fund (MO)
- First Trust Morningstar ETF (MO)
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples (MO)
- iShares U.S. ETF Trust (MO)
- iShares Core High Dividend ETF (MO).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DHS with an increase of 14.87% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MO at 5.49%.
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