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UPDATED September 2021: Reshuffle at the top after share price weakness among big names like HSBC

James Gard 13 September, 2021 | 9:00AM
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After the excitement of the second quarter earnings season, in which UK companies announced a raft of dividend changes, the late summer period has seen activity drop off. HSBC has moved to the top of our monthly list with a yield above 4%. Yields in general have risen since our last update amid a fall in share prices among FTSE 100 stocks in early September.

The biggest development in recent weeks has been from miner BHP (BHP), which had some mixed news for UK investors. A record dividend of $2 per share was announced, taking full-year shareholder returns to $15 billion, but the company also revealed plans to move its primary listing away from London and back to Australia (subject to shareholder approval). UK shareholders have come to rely on bumper mining dividends during this turbulent period for investors, as payouts have boomed along with commodity prices. UK holders of BHP shares will become holders of the Australian equivalent shares; as Morningstar’s Mathew Hodge points out, they may end up better off because the Sydney listed shares trade at a premium.

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