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What is the rate of return of dividend in BP PLC?

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BP's forward annual dividend yield, as of July 2015, is 5.8 percent, according to Yahoo Finance. This figure represents the ratio of the projected dividend for the year, based on its most recently declared dividend, relative to its current trading price, explains Investopedia.

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BP's 5.8 percent dividend yield compares to 4.46 percent for Chevron and 3.37 percent for Exxon Mobil, reports YCharts.com. The company's minimum dividend yield over the past five years was 0.86 percent, and its maximum was 10.53 percent. During this period, the company's dividend yield averaged 4.82 percent. Based on its current dividend policy, BP pays out just under 91 percent of its total earnings and has grown its dividend for the past three years, notes Dividend.com.

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