BP p.l.c. (BP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2013

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BP p.l.c. ( BP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 21, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that BP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $43.97, the dividend yield is 4.91%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BP was $43.97, representing a -3.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.45 and a 21.3% 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 $7.14. Zacks Investment Research reports BP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -10.45%, compared to an industry average of 10.4%.

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 8.71% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BP at 4.74%.



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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