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Morning Hot: BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP)

BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 115.5 B. It is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 53.64, a forward P/E of 13.73 and EPS of 0.66. At a stock price of 35.7 (1.31%) it has a dividend yield of 6.81%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -65.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by 101.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 33.77% and more long-term *TBA after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 333.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -13.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 45.10%.

For performance, BP p.l.c. the past week has seen a gain of -0.48%. For the last month performance for BP p.l.c. is -2.76%. While the last quarter is 3.59% and half year, -4.21%. Finally for the year, performance is 13.13%.

The 52-week high for BP p.l.c., is at -7.70%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 15.87%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.25% and 1.51% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.31%, and for the month it is 1.10%. BP p.l.c., has a target price of 37.84.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.56, and for total debt/equity BP p.l.c. has 0.63. The gross margin is 15.30%, while operating margin is 0.00%, the profit margin is 1.10%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 10.70%. BP p.l.c. has a payout ratio of 362.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 3277.59. The shares float is 3224.68, with the float short at 0.62%, with short ratio coming to 3.3.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BP p.l.c., get 0.80%, with its returns on investment at -0.30%. Return on equity is 2.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 37.84, reached soon?

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.

 BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP)

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