BP p.l.c. ( BP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 08, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.61 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 21, 2018. Shareholders who purchased BP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.52% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $42.66, the dividend yield is 5.72%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BP was $42.66, representing a -10.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.83 and a 18.01% increase over the 52 week low of $36.15.
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 $2.59. Zacks Investment Research reports BP's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 89.8%, compared to an industry average of 14.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BP as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco BLDRS Europe Select ADR Index Fund ( ADRU )
- Invesco BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is ADRD with an decrease of -8.29% over the last 100 days. ADRU has the highest percent weighting of BP at 4.4%.
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