BP p.l.c. ( BP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 09, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.615 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 21, 2018. Shareholders who purchased BP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.36% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $44.72, the dividend yield is 5.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BP was $44.72, representing a -6.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.83 and a 31.92% increase over the 52 week low of $33.90.
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 $2.12. Zacks Investment Research reports BP's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 76.51%, compared to an industry average of 19%.
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