Insider Buying: BP p.l.c. (LON:BP) Insider Purchases 95 Shares of Stock

BP p.l.c. (LON:BPGet Rating) insider Murray Auchincloss purchased 95 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 11th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 391 ($5.10) per share, for a total transaction of £371.45 ($484.04).

Murray Auchincloss also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, February 10th, Murray Auchincloss acquired 90 shares of BP stock. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 410 ($5.34) per share, for a total transaction of £369 ($480.84).

LON:BP opened at GBX 397.35 ($5.18) on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of £77.24 billion and a PE ratio of 13.84. BP p.l.c. has a fifty-two week low of GBX 275.85 ($3.59) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 419.15 ($5.46). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 77.17, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.15. The business has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 380.95 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 361.78.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 17th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 17th. BP’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 55.94%.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on BP shares. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 490 ($6.39) price objective on shares of BP in a research report on Monday. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 375 ($4.89) target price on shares of BP in a research note on Monday, February 28th. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 450 ($5.86) target price on shares of BP in a research note on Wednesday, March 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on BP from GBX 500 ($6.52) to GBX 480 ($6.25) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 10th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut their target price on BP from GBX 455 ($5.93) to GBX 450 ($5.86) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 469.38 ($6.12).

BP Company Profile (Get Rating)

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 and storage.

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