BP p.l.c stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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
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 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 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 targetPredicting 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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%.
|2013||$242,550 M||-||$15,000 M6.2%||-|
|2014||$353,568 M||45.77%||$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 M||31.26%||$3,389 M1.4%||2,846.96%|
|2018||$298,756 M||24.37%||$9,383 M3.1%||176.87%|
Quarterly financial resultsBP 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%.
|2017-Q2||$44,140 M||-||$112 M0.3%||-|
|2017-Q3||$60,018 M||35.97%||$1,769 M2.9%||1,472.86%|
|2017-Q4||$67,816 M||12.99%||$27 M0.0%||-98.47%|
|2018-Q1||$68,172 M||0.52%||$2,469 M3.6%||9,044.44%|
|2018-Q2||$75,439 M||10.66%||$2,799 M3.7%||13.37%|
|2018-Q3||$79,468 M||5.34%||$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 ownershipWhen 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 shares||3,380.0 M|
|Float shares||3,330.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||10.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
BP p.l.c summary
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$35.21 - $35.64|
|Average true range||$0.72|
|50d mov avg||$36.95|
|100d mov avg||$37.04|
|200d mov avg||$37.48|
BP p.l.c performanceTo 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.
BP p.l.c competitorsUnfortunately, 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.
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