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Ex-Dividend Reminder: AMETEK, Western Union and Briggs & Stratton

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/14/17, AMETEK Inc (Symbol: AME), Western Union Co (Symbol: WU), and Briggs & Stratton Corp. (Symbol: BGG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. AMETEK Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 6/30/17, Western Union Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.175 on 6/30/17, and Briggs & Stratton Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 6/30/17. As a percentage of AME's recent stock price of $62.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.14%, so look for shares of AMETEK Inc to trade 0.14% lower - all else being equal - when AME shares open for trading on 6/14/17. Similarly, investors should look for WU to open 0.92% lower in price and for BGG to open 0.57% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AME, WU, and BGG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

AMETEK Inc (Symbol: AME) :

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Western Union Co (Symbol: WU) :

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Briggs & Stratton Corp. (Symbol: BGG) :

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In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expectation of annual yield going forward, is looking at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help in judging whether the most recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 0.58% for AMETEK Inc, 3.66% for Western Union Co, and 2.27% for Briggs & Stratton Corp..

In Monday trading, AMETEK Inc shares are currently trading flat, Western Union Co shares are up about 0.5%, and Briggs & Stratton Corp. shares are off about 0.8% on the day.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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