Analyst’s Ratings : BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP)


BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) closed its last session at $40.37. The stock traded within a range of $39.28 and $40.43. The company operates in the Energy sector with a market capitalization of 137.38 Million. Trading volume for BP p.l.c. was 7.12 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has an average volume of 5.42 Million.

Company Profile

BP p.l.c. is the holding company of one of the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemicals groups. Their main activities are exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals. They have a growing activity in gas and power and in solar power generation. BP has  well-established operations in Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Africa.

Analyst Views

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) received a Buy rating from 6 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) touched its 1-Year High price of $44.62 on 01/25/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $33.10 on 03/09/17.

EPS & Financials

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.66/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.57/Share by a difference of $0.09. This showed a surprise of 15.8% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 6 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.71/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.88/share and a low EPS of $0.6/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $67.95 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 67.95 Billion and 67.95 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has a 20-Day average volume of 7.77 Million. According to today’s trading volume BP p.l.c. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.5 Percent and Institutional ownership of 10.9 Percent. The return on assets stands at 1.4%, Return on Equity currently is 3.8% and the Return on Investment value is -0.3%.

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) gross margin percentage stands at 14.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 1.9 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 1.5 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.69% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.01 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 6.53 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -3.95 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 1.9%. The return on invested capital is at -0.3%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 6.53%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -3.95% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.