BP p.l.c stock: buy or sell?

BP stock price: $35.36 -1.72% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


Shares of BP p.l.c ended on Feb/21 at $35.36 and slipped a fateful -1.72%.

BP p.l.c. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Rosneft.

Should I buy BP p.l.c stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with BP p.l.c stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is BP p.l.c stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for BP stock for the last 30 days.

BP p.l.c stock analysis

Daily outlook

BP p.l.c shares slipped -1.72% to $35.36 on February/21.

Shares of BP p.l.c slipped a fateful -1.72% and closed at $35.36.

BP stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

BP p.l.c shares slightly fell -1.78% this week, ending at $35.36. Late January BP plunged a bloodcurdling -5.52% in just one week.

BP stock chart (weekly)

BP p.l.c stock price history

BP p.l.c stock historical price chart

BP stock reached 52-week highs on April at $42.57, and all-time highs 2018-05-21 with a price of 42.99.

BP p.l.c stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' BP stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for BP p.l.c stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, BP p.l.c presented its financial report, posting a super good gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst were expecting $0.78 per share, but BP p.l.c posted $1.04.
BP earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, BP p.l.c annual revenues climbed an exceptional 24.37% to $298,756.00 million USD from $240,208.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stepped up a 1.73% to 3.14%.

BP annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$242,550 M-$15,000 M6.2%-
2014$353,568 M45.77%$3,780 M1.1%-74.80%
2015$222,894 M-36.96%$-6,482.00 M-2.9%-271.48%
2016$183,008 M-17.89%$115 M0.1%-101.77%
2017$240,208 M31.26%$3,389 M1.4%2,846.96%
2018$298,756 M24.37%$9,383 M3.1%176.87%

Quarterly financial results

BP p.l.c reported $75,677.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -4.77% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $766.00 M with a profit margin of 1.01%. Profit margin decreased a -3.20% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.21%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, BP p.l.c sales marked a superb gain and rocketed a 11.59%.
BP quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$44,140 M-$112 M0.3%-
2017-Q3$60,018 M35.97%$1,769 M2.9%1,472.86%
2017-Q4$67,816 M12.99%$27 M0.0%-98.47%
2018-Q1$68,172 M0.52%$2,469 M3.6%9,044.44%
2018-Q2$75,439 M10.66%$2,799 M3.7%13.37%
2018-Q3$79,468 M5.34%$3,349 M4.2%19.65%
2018-Q4$75,677 M-4.77%$766 M1.0%-77.13%
2019-Q1$66,321 M-12.36%$2,934 M4.4%283.03%

BP p.l.c ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For BP p.l.c, 0.02% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of BP p.l.c stock, 10.94% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for BP stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$119.5 B
Total shares3,380.0 M
Float shares3,330.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)10.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

BP p.l.c summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$35.21 - $35.64
Previous close$35.98
Session gain-1.72%
Average true range$0.72
50d mov avg$36.95
100d mov avg$37.04
200d mov avg$37.48
Daily patternlt11c
Weekly pattern

BP p.l.c performance

To better understand BP p.l.c performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for BP p.l.c stock.
BPBP p.l.c-6.70%0.91%-11.22%

BP p.l.c competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as BP p.l.c competitor. This doesn't mean BP p.l.c does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

    Latest BP p.l.c stock news