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Is BP p.l.c.(NYSE: BP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/03/1977. BP p.l.c. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for BP p.l.c., is 10434.87, and so far today it has a volume of 6865600. Performance year to date since the 01/03/1977 is 20.17%.

To help you determine whether BP p.l.c. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 13.63. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BP p.l.c. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.53 and the P/B ratio is 1.16. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.77 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price BP p.l.c. is trading at, 36.11 (0.53% today), BP p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 6.65%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -3.16, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 116.15% after growing -273.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -122.20%, and -28.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 3064.65, and the number of shares float is 3053.45. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 11.60%. The float short is 0.76%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.23. Management has seen a return on assets of -3.60%, and also a return on investment of -5.20%.

The ability for BP p.l.c., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.52 and total debt/equity is 0.56. In terms of margins, BP p.l.c. has a gross margin of 8.00%, with its operating margin at -6.80%, and BP p.l.c. has a profit margin of -4.70%.

The 52 week high is -3.82%, with 36.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.30% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.90%.

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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