BP p.l.c. ( BP) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel, with a staggering $8.13B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 4.81% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at BP p.l.c., and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.The annualized dividend paid by BP p.l.c. is $2.28/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 11/06/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for BP, which the report stressed as being of key importance. Indeed, studying a company's past dividend history can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.