How do I update Quicken to reflect Google security change for Class C dividends?


On January 29, 2014, Google's Board of Directors approved the issuance of the Class C dividend and has set a March 27 record date. The Class C dividend will have an April 2 issuance date, and we expect the shares to begin trading on April 3. We are excited to announce that the new Class C shares will trade under our historic stock ticker GOOG, while the Class A shares will trade under the new stock ticker GOOGL.

Corporate Action Summary:

There are currently 2 share classes for Google, an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ class. On April 3rd there will be an additional Google share class, the ‘C’ class, that will also be trading.  Most importantly, symbol GOOG will not have any historical pricing, dividends, analyst reports or news associated with it as it is no longer going to be the Class A share starting on 04/03/14.

To get the current updated information

  • Manual Trackers can update on their own, using information that can be found at Yahoo! Finance, Google Finance, or other 3rd party investment guidance sites. 
  • Investment Download from Broker: Investment Institutions need to download and provide the new security and map the shares correctly between the two.  The update on their system will show up no later than 3:00 AM PDT April 4th.
  1. Complete a One Step Update.
  2. Your financial institution will add the new Google shares to the product with the new security.
  3. To validate:
  4. Using Classic Menu

    1. Select Investing menu > Security List.
    2. Find  Google Class A and Google Class B by by looking in the list for the two securities.
    3. Check the name and ticker symbol.  Google Class A will have ticker symbol of GOOGL and Class C will have GOOG.
    4. If ticker symbol is different click Edit on to the right side of the security name.
    5. In the dialog enter the correct ticker for Class A or Class C in the ticker symbol field.

    Using Standard Menus

    1. Select the Investing Tab.
    2. Click Tool on the right.
    3. Click Security List.
    4. Find Google Class A and Google Class B by looking in the list for the two securities.
    5. Check the name and ticker symbol. Google Class A will have ticker symbol of GOOGL and Class C will have GOOG.
    6. If ticker symbol is different click Edit on to the right side of the security name.
    7. In the dialog enter the correct ticker for Class A or Class C in the ticker symbol field.
    8. Effective close of trading on 4/3/14, https://investing.quicken.com will reflect the new Class A GOOGL information.

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