Insightful Analysis on BP – Is It a Good Investment Opportunity?

Large-cap Energy company BP p.l.c. has moved 1.2% so far today on a volume of 8,813,635, compared to its average of 9,576,538. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 1.0%.

BP p.l.c. trades -8.88% away from its average analyst target price of $43.2 per share. The 14 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $38.0 to $49.9, and on average have given BP p.l.c. a rating of buy.

If you are considering an investment in BP, you'll want to know the following:

  • BP p.l.c. has moved -1.7% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 23.1%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 5.15, BP p.l.c. has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.6 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • BP has a forward P/E ratio of 7.3 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $5.37 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -0.47 — a number near or below 1 signifying that BP p.l.c. is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 9.43 compared to its sector average of 1.78

  • BP p.l.c. provides carbon products and services. The company operates through Gas & Low Carbon Energy, Oil Production & Operations, and Customers & Products segments.

  • Based in London, the company has 87,800 full time employees and a market cap of $110.34 Billion. BP p.l.c. currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.7%.

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