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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 34.69 (0.55% today). The market cap for BP p.l.c. is 108031.59, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for BP p.l.c. is 37.62. Currently BP p.l.c. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 12.45. Average volume for BP p.l.c. is 8490.05 and so far today it is 4090400.

Performance in the last year for BP p.l.c. has been 21.66%. For EPS growth, BP p.l.c. has seen a growth of -273.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 145.68%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -12.30% 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 -25.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 76.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.41%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.70%.

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 17.56%. With BP p.l.c. trading at 34.69, the dividend yield is 6.92%, and the EPS is -1.71.

So could BP p.l.c., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.56 and the P/B is at 1.16. The P/cash is 4.57, 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 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.55, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, BP p.l.c. has a gross margin of 10.90%, an operating margin of -3.90% and a profit margin of -2.70%.Payout ratio for BP p.l.c. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -2.00% with return on investment coming to -4.80%.

Insider ownership for BP p.l.c., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 12.70%. Outstanding shares are at 3114.2. While shares float is 3030.12. The float short is currently 0.61%, and short ratio is 2.16.

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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