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How to buy BP p-l-c stock

Learn how to easily invest in BP p-l-c stock.

BP p.l.c is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. BP p-l-c shares (BP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BP p-l-c employs 63,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in BP p-l-c

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BP – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

BP p-l-c stock price (NYSE: BP)

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BP p-l-c shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$30.71
52-week range$19.44 - $32.07
50-day moving average $27.53
200-day moving average $26.52
Wall St. target price$34.52
PE ratio 16.4815
Dividend yield $0.214 (4.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.94

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Is it a good time to buy BP p-l-c stock?

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BP p-l-c price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $30.71 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -4.15%
1 month (2021-12-23) 13.87%
3 months (2021-10-22) 4.07%
6 months (2021-07-23) 30.46%
1 year (2021-01-22) 28.66%
2 years (2020-01-24) -19.46%
3 years (2019-01-24) 40.11
5 years (2017-01-24) 36.91

Is BP p-l-c stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing BP p-l-c stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BP p-l-c's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BP p-l-c's P/E ratio

BP p-l-c's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, BP p-l-c shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

BP p-l-c's PEG ratio

BP p-l-c's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.25. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BP p-l-c's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BP p-l-c's EBITDA

BP p-l-c's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a BP p-l-c's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

BP p-l-c financials

Revenue TTM $208.3 billion
Gross profit TTM $25.8 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.38%
Return on equity TTM 8.63%
Profit margin 3.17%
Book value $22.18
Market capitalisation $105.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

BP p-l-c share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 48.87% of net profits

Recently BP p-l-c has paid out, on average, around 48.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BP p-l-c shareholders could enjoy a 4.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BP p-l-c's case, that would currently equate to about $0.214 per share.

While BP p-l-c's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BP p-l-c may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

BP p-l-c's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BP p-l-c's shares ever split?

BP p-l-c's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 October 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BP p-l-c shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BP p-l-c shares which in turn could have impacted BP p-l-c's share price.

BP p-l-c share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BP p-l-c's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.4364 up to $32.07. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BP.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BP p-l-c's is 0.8507. This would suggest that BP p-l-c's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

BP p-l-c overview

BP p. l. c. engages in the energy business worldwide. It operates through Gas & Low Carbon Energy, Oil Production & Operations, Customers & Products, and Rosneft segments. It produces and trades in natural gas; offers biofuels; operates onshore and offshore wind power, and solar power generating facilities; and provides de-carbonization solutions and services, such as hydrogen, and carbon capture, usage and storage. The company is also involved in the convenience and mobility business, which manages the sale of fuels to wholesale and retail customers, convenience products, aviation fuels, and Castrol lubricants; and refining, supply, and trading of oil products, as well as operation of electric vehicle charging facilities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of BP p-l-c is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.003% of BP p-l-c shares are held by insiders and 9.277% by institutions.
How many people work for BP p-l-c?
Latest data suggests 63,600 work at BP p-l-c.
When does the fiscal year end for BP p-l-c?
BP p-l-c's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is BP p-l-c based?
BP p-l-c's address is: 1 St James's Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4PD
What is BP p-l-c's ISIN number?
BP p-l-c's international securities identification number is: US0556221044
What is BP p-l-c's CUSIP number?
BP p-l-c's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 055622104

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