BP p.l.c stock: buy or sell?
May 21st, 2019
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. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. 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?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we collected 2 ratings published for BP stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-4-16||Royal Bank of Canada||Top Pick||Outperform|
BP p.l.c stock analysis
BP p.l.c shares gained 0.42% to $42.76 today.
Shares of BP p.l.c ended today at $42.76 and gained a tiny 0.42%. On May/9, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 2.62%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on February, BP climbed $1.56 (3.79%).
BP p.l.c gained a tiny 0.99% this week.
Observing the weekly chart, price is in a simple uptrend, tested $41.02 level and now climbing back aiming its last top at $44.72. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late April, BP price climbed $0.08 per share (0.19%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early February, BP climbed $2.61 (6.50%).
BP p.l.c stock price history
BP p.l.c stock historical price chart
BP stock reached all-time highs with a price of $45.16.
BP p.l.c stock price target is $44.70Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. Currently, only 1 price prediction for BP p.l.c stock was posted in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-4-16||Royal Bank of Canada||Downgrades||n/a||$44.65||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareBP p.l.c reported astounding results for 2018-Q4 on February. BP p.l.c climbed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 33.30%, beating analysts consensus of $0.78. BP p.l.c posted $1.04.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a dazzling growth of 24.37% to $298,756.00 million dollars. Nonetheless, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) raised to 3.14%, that is $9,383.00 million.
|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 posted $75,677.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -4.77% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $766.00 million 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 revenues to same quarter last year, BP p.l.c sales marked a great increase 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 invest in 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, 0.03% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of BP p.l.c stock, 11.35% 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 understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$855.6 B||$70.6 B||$229.6 B||$117.0 B||$143.8 B|
|Total shares||20,010.0 M||1,130.0 M||1,900.0 M||3,640.0 M||2,620.0 M|
|Float shares||3,330.0 M||1,130.0 M||1,900.0 M||1,270.0 M||2,480.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||11.3%||75.1%||67.5%||1.7%||6.1%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%||0.1%||0.1%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
BP p.l.c summary
|Tuesday, May 21st, 2019|
|Day range||$42.75 - $42.99|
|Average true range||$0.58|
|50d mov avg||$43.08|
|100d mov avg||$41.65|
|200d mov avg||$41.20|
BP p.l.c performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked , Chevron, ENI S.p.A, Total and Exxon Mobil as the bechmarking frame for BP p.l.c stock.
BP p.l.c competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of BP p.l.c competitors to examine if you are interested in investing in BP:
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