BP Shares Lag Behind Peers as Dividend Seen Most at Risk: Chart

BP Balances Costs, Dividends in Cheap Oil Environment

BP Plc’s shares have lagged behind its top four non-state competitors this year as investors perceive its dividend to be most at risk should oil’s slump persist. The U.K. company may report an adjusted quarterly loss on Tuesday, its first since the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010, analyst estimates show. While BP has said maintaining shareholder payouts is a top priority, the company has the highest dividend yield of the largest oil majors, indicating a heightened risk.

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