MO - Altria Group, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+1.13 (+2.24%)
At close: 4:03PM EST

51.69 +0.19 (0.37%)
After hours: 7:07PM EST

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Previous Close50.37
Bid51.50 x 800
Ask51.69 x 2200
Day's Range50.40 - 51.54
52 Week Range42.40 - 66.53
Avg. Volume12,759,881
Market Cap96.514B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.23
PE Ratio (TTM)13.99
EPS (TTM)3.68
Earnings DateApr 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield3.20 (6.53%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-24
1y Target Est56.80
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