BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 05, 2014


BHP Billiton plc ( BBL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $1.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 26, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BBL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.51% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of BBL was $63.17, representing a -4.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.29 and a 27.46% increase over the 52 week low of $49.56.

BBL is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as CONSOL Energy Inc. ( CNX ) and Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ). Zacks Investment Research reports BBL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 22.17%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BBL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

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Referenced Stocks: BBL , CNX , BTU

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