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
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BP's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||London (1889)|
|Market Cap||$138.8 billion|
|Industry||Integrated oil and gas|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$362.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Robert Dudley (since 2010)
CFO Dr. Byron Grote (since 2002)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||9.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$18.3 billion / $45.3 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Should reach a price of $65 per share within 3 years just to reach the P/E of its industry group. Also, the dividend yield is now about 4%. ... There is strong pressure in UK for BP to restore the dividend to its old, or higher, level.
In fact, BP currently sports a cheapish P/E of 6.0. That represents a discount to competitors Chevron (7.5), Conoco (9.3), and Exxon (8.3).
The problem with bad news is that people grossly overstate the potential impacts. Did BP lose $100 billion in value during the oil spill? Probably not. $20 billion? Sure. $50bn? Quite possibly. But the market priced in $100bn, and soon decided it wasn't that bad. ...
BP is looking attractive again. The dividend has returned, albeit at a much smaller amount, but one that looks attractive given the price. Right now the biggest concern to the industry seems to be temporary commodities weakness. I say temporary.
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