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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BP p.l.c., BP

BP p.l.c., BP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in United Kingdom, BP p.l.c., BP  has a market cap of 110470.32. Since its IPO date on the 01/03/1977, BP p.l.c., BP performance year to date is 19.81%. Today BP p.l.c., BP has gained -0.64%, with a current price of 35.77.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 11.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -3.60%, with return on investment at -5.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BP p.l.c., BP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.52. While Total debt/equity is 0.56. With a profit margin of -4.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 8.00%, and operating margin of -6.80%. BP p.l.c. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year BP p.l.c., BP has seen a EPS growth of -273.20%. A performance for the year of -6.27%. The 52-week high is -7.38%, and the 52-week low is 35.02%. The average volume for BP p.l.c., BP is 7575385.

With a target price of 34.9, can BP p.l.c., BP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BP p.l.c., BP. BP p.l.c. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 13.72. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. BP p.l.c. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.53 and 1.15 respectively. For P/cash, BP p.l.c. has a value of 4.76, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 35.77, BP p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 6.67%. We see a return on equity of -9.70%.

Looking more long-term BP p.l.c., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 109.00% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -273.20% for this year and for the last five years a -12.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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