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$MO 2Q15 PR: Diluted EPS for the quarter was $0.74 compared to $0.64MM in 2Q14. In May 2015, Altria’s BoD declared quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share. The current annualized dividend rate is $2.08 per share. As of July 24, 2015, Altria’s annualized dividend yield was 3.9%. Altria paid approx. $1.0Bil in dividends in 2Q15 and $2Bil for 1H15.
No better outlook on $MSFT. Even if the results beat a bit, the stock may move 4 to 6% higher, but won't go above $60.