Shares of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.56 points or 0.84% at $66.88 with 4,351,990 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $66.61, the shares hit an intraday low of $66.45 and an intraday high of $67.23 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $131.78 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.
Shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.35 points or 0.66% at $53.57 with 2,258,928 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $53.51, the shares hit an intraday low of $53.35 and an intraday high of $53.96 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $26.00 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 482.20 million shares.
Newell Brands Inc (NWL) on August 31, 2016 announced that Tom Sanford has joined the company as Vice President, Communications. Sanford will be based at the company’s new global headquarters in Hoboken, New Jersey, with responsibility for enterprise-level internal and external communications worldwide, inclusive of employee, community and media relations.
“Tom has more than 25 years of communications experience driving positive outcomes for global organizations during significant periods of change and growth,” said Fiona Laird, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer. “He will be a tremendous asset during this exciting, transformational time at Newell Brands.”
Prior to joining Newell Brands, Sanford held communications leadership roles at several large, multinational companies, including Aetna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and AlliedSignal. He spent the early part of his career at two New York-based communications agencies, Adams & Rinehart and Burson-Marsteller. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University.
Sanford’s appointment is the latest in a series of top talent additions for the company since its acquisition of Jarden Corp. on April 15, 2016.