Why BP Is Poised to Keep Bouncing Back

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

$137.6 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$374.8 billion


CEO Robert Dudley (since 2010)

CFO Brian Gilvary (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$28.3 billion / $46.4 billion

Dividend Yield





Royal Dutch Shell

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 week, one of those Fools, bobbyabull, tapped BP as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

We may not love BP with the Gulf oil spill still somewhat fresh in our minds, but time heals all wounds. The worst is behind them but the stock hasn't recovered yet. Right now you've got a current P/E of 6 with a sustainable [dividend yield] of 5%. Why wouldn't you add a little BP to your portfolio at these levels -- even if you look it as a speculative play? (Remember S&P 676 at the peak of Subprime? That was only a few years ago. Where are we now?)

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