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BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 104686.67. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for BP p.l.c. is 33.63 (with a change from open of -0.80%), this in conjunction with a target price of 37.44. Volume today has so far reached 2647650, with an average volume of about 7898.59. The GAP for this stock, is 1.77%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.46. The current EPS for BP p.l.c., is -1.71, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -273.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.88%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for BP p.l.c., EPS is looking like it will grow 141.68% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be . Quarter over quarter is 76.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -25.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -12.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -5.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 12.90%. Shares outstanding is 3142.8, while shares float is at a value of 3030.12. Float short for BP p.l.c. is 0.54% and the short ratio is 2.07.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.55, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 10.90% and their operating margin is -3.90%. The profit margin is -2.70%.

BP p.l.c. has seen returns on assets of -2.00%, and on investment, -4.80%. Return on equity is -5.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.54, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.12 and Price/cash is 4.43, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -1.77% and 8.09% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.14% and the 52 week low is 29.27%.

BP p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 7.21%, with a current price of 33.63. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. BP p.l.c. is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that BP p.l.c. has seen performance for the past week of -3.03%, with performance for the month coming to -2.60%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.57%, and for the half year the performance is 11.69%. Volatility for this week is 1.75% and for the month this is 1.32%.

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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