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Morning Stock Stories: BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP)

BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 119.23 B. It is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 55.57, a forward P/E of 14.23 and EPS of 0.66. At a stock price of 36.51 (0.94%) it has a dividend yield of 6.57%.

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 30.40% 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 3.69%. For the last month performance for BP p.l.c. is 8.79%. While the last quarter is 10.27% and half year, 12.46%. Finally for the year, performance is 21.93%.

The 52-week high for BP p.l.c., is at -2.28%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 27.78%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.78% and 8.20% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.14%, and for the month it is 1.02%. BP p.l.c., has a target price of 38.12.

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 13.80%. BP p.l.c. has a payout ratio of 362.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 3265.6. The shares float is 3223.55, with the float short at 0.54%, with short ratio coming to 2.68.

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 38.12, 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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