Altria Group (NYSE:MO) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 24, 2020. The quarterly dividend payment of $ 0.86 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 11, 2021. The dividend yield based on the latest trading day closing price was 8.08 percent. To secure the dividend payout, investors must buy the stock prior to the ex-dividend date of December 24, 2020.
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Altria Group recently reported third quarter financial results on October 30, 2020, before market open, the Richmond based company posted income for the third quarter of $ 1.19 per share, from the revenue of $ 5,678.00 million. The quarterly revenues grew 4.92 percent compared with the same quarter last year. The consensus estimates are income of $ 1.16 per share from $ 5529.89 million in revenue. The bottom line results beat street analysts by $ 0.03 or 2.59 percent, at the same time, top line results outshined analysts by $ 148.11 million or 2.68 percent.
Shares of Altria Group traded low $ -0.39 or -0.91 percent on Tuesday, reaching $ 42.55 with volume of 9.06 million shares. Altria Group has traded high as $ 43.13 and has cracked $ 42.31 on the downward trend
According to the previous trading day, closing price of $ 42.55, representing a 38.74 % increase from the 52 week low of $ 30.95 and a 17.07 % decrease over the 52 week high of $ 51.78.
The company has a market capital of $ 79.08 billion and is part of the Consumer Goods sector and Cigarettes industry.
Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste.