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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 34.15 (0.03% today). The market cap for BP p.l.c. is 113457.57, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for BP p.l.c. is 37.79. Currently BP p.l.c. is trading with a P/E of 1422.92, and a forward P/E of 12.65. Average volume for BP p.l.c. is 6668.41 and so far today it is 5684700.

Performance in the last year for BP p.l.c. has been 15.19%. For EPS growth, BP p.l.c. has seen a growth of 101.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 27.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -65.90% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. BP p.l.c. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 114.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.17%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.10%.

Since the IPO date for BP p.l.c. on the 01/03/1977, BP p.l.c. has seen performance year to date to be -7.03%. With BP p.l.c. trading at 34.15, the dividend yield is 6.97%, and the EPS is 0.02.

So could BP p.l.c., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 1422.92. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.62 and the P/B is at 1.13. The P/cash is 4.82, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

BP p.l.c. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.54, and total debt/equity at 0.61.

In terms of margins, BP p.l.c. has a gross margin of 11.50%, an operating margin of -1.60% and a profit margin of 0.10%.Payout ratio for BP p.l.c. is *TBA. Return on assets come to 0.00% with return on investment coming to -0.30%.

Insider ownership for BP p.l.c., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 13.60%. Outstanding shares are at 3322.33. While shares float is 3264.24. The float short is currently 0.46%, and short ratio is 2.23.

Graphs: BP p.l.c. NYSE: BP | Friday April 21, 2017

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