On 5/17/11, Bunge Ltd. (NYSE:BG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.23, payable on 6/2/11. As a percentage of BG's recent stock price of $72.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.32%.
Below is a dividend history chart for BG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.23 declared by Bunge Ltd.:
BG Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.27% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
BG operates in the Food & Beverage sector, among companies like SunOpta Inc (NASDAQ:STKL) which is up about 0.4% today, and Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM) trading lower by about 0.3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of BG, versus STKL and CALM.
In Friday trading, Bunge Ltd. shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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