RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE:MO) today announced that its Board of Directors (Board) voted to increase Altria’s regular quarterly dividend for the 54th time in the past 50 years. The Board approved a dividend increase to $0.84 per common share versus the previous rate of $0.80 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 10, 2019, to shareholders of record as of September 16, 2019. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2019. Here
I was expecting a lower raise so this is a nice surprise. Since i own 197.4781 shares this dividend increase adds $31.59 a year to my dividends. This dividend raise pushes me over the $200.00 in raises for the second straight year but it looks like i will fall short of reaching my goal i set for this year of $270.00 but i can set a new goal next year and hope i beat it. I will have a few small dividend increases left then next years start.
The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.
Main $6.48 2nd raise
O $.228 3rd raise
O $2.052 2nd raise
2019 total increases $208.15
Have you had any raises lately?