E Why Altria Is A Top Retirement Stock

Final thoughts

Due to heating competition in its flagship business, Altria has dramatically underperformed the S&P 500 in the last five years, as the stock has shed 28% whereas the S&P 500 has rallied 91%. As a result, Altria has fallen out of favor in the investing community. However, this underperformance has presented a rare investment opportunity for income-oriented investors, who can lock in the 7.6% dividend yield of the stock and rest assured that the dividend will continue growing for years.

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