Why BP Is Ready to Rebound

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated oil giant BP (NYSE: BP  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BP and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

BP facts



Headquarters (founded)

London, U.K. (1889)

Market Cap

$129.4 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$375.6 billion


CEO Robert Dudley (since 2010)

CFO Brian Gilvary (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$19.6 billion/$48.8 billion

Dividend Yield



Chevron (NYSE: CVX  )

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM  )

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,236 members who have rated BP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, JohnCLeven, listed three good reasons to look into the opportunity:

1. BP has normalized [return on equity] is about 18%-23%, and it's selling for 1.5x tangible book value

2. Seth Klarman is a buyer around $40 and BP is now Baupost's largest position , per gurufocus.

3. A 5.3% dividend yield ... WOW!

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