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Is BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for BP p.l.c. (BP) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.04, or 0.10%, to $39.97. The BP p.l.c. has recorded 28,604 volume in the after hours trading session.

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Stocks Info

BP belongs to the Energy sector of the NYSE while operating in the Oil & Gas Integrated industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $39.93 and fluctuated between $40.05 as its day high and $39.64 as its day low. The current market capitalization of BP p.l.c. is $119.30B. A total of 6.03 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 9.39M shares.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. BP’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/16/2023 when it declared a $0.3966 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/31/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/16/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/10/2022. The BP stock dividend was $0.3604 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BP in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $44.40 with high estimates of $72.64 and low estimates of $37.48. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BP has a high of $41.38 and a low of $25.36.

As of this writing, BP has an earnings estimate of $1.51 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.92 per share and a lower estimate of $1.34. The company reported an EPS of $2.58 in the last quarter, which was 33.00% higher than expectations of $1.94.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 31 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for BP is Sell with a score of 3.86. A total of 16 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 3 rated it as Overweight while 12 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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