Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Briggs & Stratton Corporation (BGG), Belden Inc. (BDC) and Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (GG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends on 3/14/17.
Briggs & Stratton will pay its quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share on 4/3/17, Belden will pay its quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share on 4/5/17, and Goldcorp will pay its monthly dividend of 2 cents per share on 3/24/17.
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As a percentage of BGG’s recent stock price of $21.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.66%, so look for shares of Briggs & Stratton to trade 0.66% lower — all else being equal — when BGG shares open for trading on 3/14/17. Similarly, investors should look for BDC to open 0.07% lower in price and for GG to open 0.14% lower, all else being equal.
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China will soon release an official report on about 30 decentralized currencies. “This independent analysis of cryptocurrencies and global public blockchain technology demonstrates the confidence of the Chinese government in the technology, and will act as a guide,” regulators said. Markets are also keeping an eye on Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Last week, Cheddar reported that the social media giant is considering the creation of its own cryptocurrency. The development is surprising, given that the company had banned advertising related to cryptocurrencies earlier this year. The Facebook cryptocurrency would be used to facilitate payments on its platform. It’s worth noting that the head of the group that is exploring the Facebook coin is a board member of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Will cryptocurrencies be part of a future bailout or economic stimulus effort by the U.S. Federal Reserve? That was suggested in new report by research analysts at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). The Wall Street investment bank suggests that state-sponsored cryptocurrencies could allow central banks to press interest rates into negative territory. “Freely circulating paper notes and coins (cash) limits the ability of the central banks to force negative deposit rates,” the report reads. “A digital version of cash could theoretically allow negative deposit rates to be charged on all money in circulation within any economy.” Finally, markets are reacting positively to the announcement that ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
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