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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 106809.06. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, BP p.l.c., BP performance year to date is 13.52%. Today BP p.l.c., BP has gained -3.26%, with a current price of 33.5.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 12.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -2.00%, with return on investment at -4.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BP p.l.c., BP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.55. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of -2.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 10.90%, and operating margin of -3.90%. BP p.l.c. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, 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 17.57%. The 52-week high is -8.50%, and the 52-week low is 28.77%. The average volume for BP p.l.c., BP is 9212400.

With a target price of 37.62, 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 12. 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 0.55 and 1.12 respectively. For P/cash, BP p.l.c. has a value of 4.52, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 33.5, BP p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 7.16%. We see a return on equity of -5.40%.

Looking more long-term BP p.l.c., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of 122.29% 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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