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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 1/3/1977. BP p.l.c. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for BP p.l.c., is 6291.94, and so far today it has a volume of 4394900. Performance year to date since the 1/3/1977 is 21.83%.

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 13.4. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BP p.l.c. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.59 and the P/B ratio is 1.21. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.81 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price BP p.l.c. is trading at, 35.95 (-0.22% today), BP p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 6.68%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.71, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 143.03% after growing -273.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 76.10%, and -25.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 3158.31, and the number of shares float is 3051.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 12.80%. The float short is 0.48%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.35. Management has seen a return on assets of -2.00%, and also a return on investment of -4.80%.

The ability for BP p.l.c., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.55 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, BP p.l.c. has a gross margin of 10.90%, with its operating margin at -3.90%, and BP p.l.c. has a profit margin of -2.70%.

The 52 week high is -1.81%, with 38.18% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.73% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.41%.

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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