Philip Morris Keeps Dividend Steady

Global tobacco giant Philip Morris Internationalannounced this morning its second-quarter dividend of $0.85 per share, the same rate it's paid for the past three quarters after raising the payout 10% from $0.77 per share.

The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on July 12 to holders of record at the close of business on June 27. The regular dividend payment equates to a $3.40-per-share annual dividend, yielding 3.7% based on the closing price of Philip Morris International's stock on June 11.

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