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Reminder - BP p.l.c. (BP) Goes Ex-Dividend 11/2/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, October 31, 10:33 AM ET
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On 11/2/11, BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.42, payable on 12/19/11. As a percentage of BP's recent stock price of $44.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.94%.

Below is a dividend history chart for BP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.42 declared by BP p.l.c.:

BP Dividend History
Date Div*
08/03/11 0.420
05/11/11 0.420
02/09/11 0.420
05/05/10 0.840
02/17/10 0.840
11/10/09 0.840
08/12/09 0.840
05/13/09 0.840
02/18/09 0.840
11/12/08 0.840
08/13/08 0.840
05/14/08 0.812
02/20/08 0.812
11/07/07 0.650
08/08/07 0.650
05/09/07 0.620
02/21/07 0.620
11/08/06 0.590
08/09/06 0.590
05/10/06 0.563
02/22/06 0.563
11/08/05 0.536
08/10/05 0.536
05/11/05 0.510
02/16/05 0.510
11/09/04 0.426
08/11/04 0.426
05/12/04 0.405
02/18/04 0.450
11/12/03 0.433
08/13/03 0.433
05/14/03 0.375
02/26/03 0.417
11/13/02 0.400
08/14/02 0.400
05/15/02 0.383
02/20/02 0.383
11/14/01 0.367
08/15/01 0.367
02/21/01 0.350
11/15/00 0.350
08/16/00 0.333
05/17/00 0.333
02/23/00 0.333
11/17/99 0.333
08/18/99 0.334
05/19/99 0.307
03/03/99 0.302
11/10/98 0.302
08/12/98 0.365
05/13/98 0.359
02/18/98 0.352
11/12/97 0.346
08/13/97 0.337
05/14/97 0.319
02/19/97 0.322
11/15/96 0.309
08/16/96 0.289
05/17/96 0.204
02/23/96 0.192
11/17/95 0.177
08/18/95 0.240
* 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 BP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.75% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BP makes up 6.64% of the Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (AMEX:VGK) which is trading lower by about 2.7% on the day Monday.

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BP operates in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production sector, among companies like Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) which is down about 0.5% today, and Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) trading lower by about 3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of BP, versus NBR and NFX.

BP,NBR,NFX Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, BP p.l.c. shares are currently off about 1.5% on the day.


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