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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP)?

The company in question is, BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) currently with a stock price of 34.53 (-0.19% today). The market cap for BP p.l.c. is 107846.78, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for BP p.l.c. is 37.46. Currently BP p.l.c. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 12.83. Average volume for BP p.l.c. is 9737.16 and so far today it is 5621614.

Performance in the last year for BP p.l.c. has been 3.15%. For EPS growth, BP p.l.c. has seen a growth of -273.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 119.28%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -12.30% over the last five years and could be 8.30% for the next five years. BP p.l.c. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -28.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -122.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.39%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.58%.

Since the IPO date for BP p.l.c. on the 1/3/1977, BP p.l.c. has seen performance year to date to be 15.12%. With BP p.l.c. trading at 34.53, the dividend yield is 6.94%, and the EPS is -3.16.

So could BP p.l.c., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.52 and the P/B is at 1.11. The P/cash is 4.65, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

BP p.l.c. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.52, and total debt/equity at 0.56.

In terms of margins, BP p.l.c. has a gross margin of 8.00%, an operating margin of -6.80% and a profit margin of -4.70%.Payout ratio for BP p.l.c. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -3.60% with return on investment coming to -5.20%.

Insider ownership for BP p.l.c., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 11.80%. Outstanding shares are at 3117.86. While shares float is 3053.45. The float short is currently 0.83%, and short ratio is 2.6.

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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