BP p.l.c. surged in the Previous Trading Session with the Change of 0.94%


BP p.l.c. (BP) belongs to the “Basic Materials” sector with an industry focus on “Major Integrated Oil & Gas”, with Mr. Robert Warren Dudley as Group Chief Exec. Officer and Exec. Director.

The company has been one of the biggest innovators in “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” employing approximately 69900 full time employees.

Key Statistics:

  • The stock added in the prior trading session by 0.94%, closing at the stock price of $36.51.
  • Currently, the market capitalization of BP p.l.c. (BP) is 120.22 Billion.
  • BP has a 1-year high price of $ 37.36 and 1-year low price of $28.57.
  • The number of shares currently held by investors is 19.66 Billion.
  • The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 10.85 Million.


The company reported an impressive total revenue of 183.01 Billion in the last fiscal year.

If you look at the company’s income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, BP earned gross profit of 41.33 Billion, in 2015 31.74 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 BP p.l.c. (BP) produced 27.67 Billion profit.

Currently the shares of BP p.l.c. (BP) has a trading volume of 10.85 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 7860 shares – with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $28.57, and the company’s shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 37.36.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Down in the future.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for BP p.l.c. the EPS stands at 0.46 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.4, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts’ expectations.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio.

Currently the P/E of BP p.l.c. stands at 55.57. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of BP p.l.c. (BP) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that BP p.l.c. (BP) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are undervalued.

The TTM operating margin is 0%. The return on invested capital at -0.3%, which is good, compared to its peers.

The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0%, which means that the business has healthy reserve funds for contingencies that may arise.

Stock is currently moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 8.2%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 1.11% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

The stock diminished about -42.64% in the past 5 years, this negative value indicates that the stock constantly going down in previous years as well.

Future Expectations:

The target price for BP p.l.c. (BP) is $38.12/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $0.46/share for the current quarter.

The company’s expected revenue in the current quarter to be 51.21 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of 91.7%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 91.4%.