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UPDATED March 2020: BP and Shell's yields have spiked after the crash in oil company share prices

James Gard 10 March, 2020 | 8:00AM

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This Monday’s market rout has triggered a spike in yields, especially among oil companies, which bore the brunt of the 30% collapse in the price of crude.

The dividend yield on narrow-moat Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) has now pushed above 9% following a near 20% slide in the share price on Monday, the worst share price fall in percentage terms in the company’s long history. This move propels Shell to number three on our high dividend list, from number five in February. BP’s shares also saw a double-digit slump in one day, and the dividend yield spiked above 8%. BP was number four in our dividend list last month but has been leapfrogged by advertising giant WPP (WPP), whose shares have tanked in the coronavirus crisis.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
AstraZeneca PLC7,144.00 GBX2.35
BAE Systems PLC500.00 GBX0.38
BP PLC337.30 GBX-4.54
British American Tobacco PLC2,940.00 GBX-0.20
BT Group PLC111.30 GBX-3.22
Bunzl PLC1,550.00 GBX2.99
Carnival PLC614.80 GBX1.62
Croda International PLC4,113.00 GBX-0.70
Diageo PLC2,458.00 GBX-0.43
HSBC Holdings PLC397.20 GBX-0.14
Imperial Brands PLC1,563.50 GBX-0.38
Johnson Matthey PLC1,683.50 GBX-0.59
Lowland Ord850.00 GBX-2.75
Meggitt PLC217.00 GBX-4.36
Pearson PLC477.80 GBX-8.99
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,418.40 GBX-4.14
SSE PLC1,073.00 GBX-6.29
Unilever PLC4,037.00 GBX-0.15
Victrex PLC1,887.00 GBX-0.68
Vodafone Group PLC111.02 GBX0.65
WPP PLC483.70 GBX-6.26

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