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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Briggs & Stratton, Hillenbrand and Methanex

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/15/15, Briggs & Stratton Corp. (Symbol: BGG), Hillenbrand Inc (Symbol: HI), and Methanex Corp (Symbol: MEOH) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Briggs & Stratton Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.135 on 12/31/15, Hillenbrand Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.2025 on 12/31/15, and Methanex Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 12/31/15. As a percentage of BGG's recent stock price of $17.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of Briggs & Stratton Corp. to trade 0.75% lower - all else being equal - when BGG shares open for trading on 12/15/15. Similarly, investors should look for HI to open 0.70% lower in price and for MEOH to open 0.75% lower, all else being equal.

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

Briggs & Stratton Corp. (Symbol: BGG) :

BGG+Dividend+History+Chart

Hillenbrand Inc (Symbol: HI) :

HI+Dividend+History+Chart

Methanex Corp (Symbol: MEOH) :

MEOH+Dividend+History+Chart

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 3.01% for Briggs & Stratton Corp., 2.78% for Hillenbrand Inc, and 2.99% for Methanex Corp.

In Friday trading, Briggs & Stratton Corp. shares are currently down about 0.6%, Hillenbrand Inc shares are off about 1.1%, and Methanex Corp shares are off about 2.7% 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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