BP p.l.c. (BP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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BP p.l.c. ( BP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.5% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of BP was $43.17, representing a -10.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.34 and a 19.09% increase over the 52 week low of $36.25.

BP is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). BP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.78. Zacks Investment Research reports BP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.18%, compared to an industry average of -1.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to BP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BP as a top-10 holding:

  • RevenueShares ADR ( RTR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTR with an increase of 11.79% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BP at 5.04%.



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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