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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Newell Brands, Westlake Chemical Corp and Barrick Gold Corp.

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/24/17, Newell Brands Inc (Symbol: NWL), Westlake Chemical Corp (Symbol: WLK), and Barrick Gold Corp. (Symbol: ABX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Newell Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 3/15/17, Westlake Chemical Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1906 on 3/14/17, and Barrick Gold Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.03 on 3/15/17. As a percentage of NWL's recent stock price of $46.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%, so look for shares of Newell Brands Inc to trade 0.41% lower - all else being equal - when NWL shares open for trading on 2/24/17. Similarly, investors should look for WLK to open 0.29% lower in price and for ABX to open 0.15% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for NWL, WLK, and ABX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Newell Brands Inc (Symbol: NWL) :

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Westlake Chemical Corp (Symbol: WLK) :

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Barrick Gold Corp. (Symbol: ABX) :

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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 1.64% for Newell Brands Inc, 1.17% for Westlake Chemical Corp, and 0.60% for Barrick Gold Corp..

In Wednesday trading, Newell Brands Inc shares are currently trading flat, Westlake Chemical Corp shares are down about 0.7%, and Barrick Gold Corp. shares are off about 0.6% 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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