Shares of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.32 points or -0.48% at $66.40 with 1.95 billion shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $66.84 the shares hit an intraday low of $66.17 and an intraday high of $67.08 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $128.81 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.95 billion shares.
Altria Group Inc (MO) on August 26, 2016 announced that its Board of Directors voted to increase Altria’s regular quarterly dividend by 8.0% to $0.61 per common share versus the previous rate of $0.565 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 11, 2016, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2016. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2016.
The new annualized dividend rate is $2.44 per common share, representing a yield of 3.7% based on Altria’s closing stock price of $66.33 on August 19, 2016.
Shares of Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.57 points or -1.43% at $39.35 with 183.39 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $39.70 the shares hit an intraday low of $39.13 and an intraday high of $40.15 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $16.61 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 183.39 million shares.
Under Armour Inc (UA) on Sept. 7, 2016 unveils the newest film from its global marketing campaign, “It Comes From Below™,” featuring reigning MVP Cam Newton. The campaign first launched in July with a spot featuring MVP Bryce Harper and followed with a second chapter in August with UA Running. All three phases of the campaign highlight footwork as a critical component and skill in every athlete’s arsenal, regardless of sport, and underscores the brand’s commitment to creating footwear that maximizes this performance tool.
In the newest campaign film, “Prince with 1,000 Enemies,” Under Armour captures the indomitable spirit of Newton, who faces down seemingly insurmountable odds and obstacles head on, letting nothing stand in his way on his continued path to greatness. Narrated by Newton’s mother, Jackie Newton, the film brings this vision to life with a passage inspired by Richard Adams’ classic children’s book, Watership Down, which tells the story of a brave rabbit who must use all the skills he possesses to lead his herd. The film likens Newton to this protagonist, “Prince with 1,000 Enemies,” as he uses his speed, agility and strength to dodge falling trees and sprint through a foreboding forest. While he uses his hands and shoulders to stay upright, the camera is focused on the explosive power he draws from his footwork that enables him literally and figuratively to push beyond obstacles standing in his way.
Newton was intimately involved in the creative process of the spot, helping to build the atmosphere that symbolizes his personal and athletic journey. The role of Jackie Newton as the narrative voiceover adds another deep and personal layer to the film, epitomizing her role in Newton’s life, and how she continues to be a guiding voice of encouragement and support.
“I was deeply moved when Under Armour and Cam asked me to be a part of his new campaign film,” said Jackie Newton. “From an early age, Cam has always shown great potential as an athlete, as a leader, and in so many other areas of his life. I am so proud of all that he has overcome and what he has achieved. It was an incredibly humbling experience to tell his story and be part of this beautiful film.”