BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) went up by 1.83% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $36.40. The company’s stock price has collected 7.02% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 02/19/21 that BP PLC ADR outperforms market on strong trading day
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Plus, the 36-month beta value for BP is at 0.87. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 13 analysts out of 30 who provided ratings for BP p.l.c. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 4 rated the stock as “overweight,” 11 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $28.23, which is $5.11 above the current price. BP currently public float of 3.35B and currently shorts hold a 0.28% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BP was 16.57M shares.
BP’s Market Performance
BP stocks went up by 7.02% for the week, with a monthly drop of -7.82% and a quarterly performance of 14.06%, while its annual performance rate touched -36.44%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.60% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.83% for BP p.l.c.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.63% for BP stocks with a simple moving average of 6.69% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of BP
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BP stocks, with Scotiabank repeating the rating for BP by listing it as a “Sector Outperform.” The predicted price for BP in the upcoming period, according to Scotiabank is $28 based on the research report published on February 16th of the current year 2021.
MKM Partners, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BP reach a price target of $31. The rating they have provided for BP stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on January 27th, 2021.
BP Trading at 2.14% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought BP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -37.17% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.83%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.60%, as shares sank -4.79% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.49% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, BP rose by +7.02%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -4.19% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $22.23. In addition, BP p.l.c. saw 11.45% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Stock Fundamentals for BP
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- -5.82 for the present operating margin
- -0.05 for the gross margin
The net margin for BP p.l.c. stands at -11.26. The total capital return value is set at -6.37, while invested capital returns managed to touch -13.95. Equity return is now at value -27.10, with -8.00 for asset returns.
Based on BP p.l.c. (BP), the company’s capital structure generated 114.98 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 53.48. Total debt to assets is 30.61, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 99.14. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 46.11.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.70, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.61. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.36 and the total asset turnover is 0.67. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.22.