65.52% to Target, Barclays Capital Reaffirms ‘Overweight’ Rating on BP PLC (LON:BP) Shares Today


BP PLC (LON:BP) Rating Reaffirmed

BP PLC (LON:BP) just had their share rating of a ‘Overweight’ issued by research analysts at Barclays Capital, who now has a GBX 600.00 Estimated Target Price on the 65.88B GBP market cap company or a 65.52% upside potential. This key information was revealed in a recent report on 7 December.

From a total of 25 analysts covering BP PLC (LON:BP) stock, 12 rate it a ”Buy”, 3 a “Sell”, and 15 a ”Hold”. This means that 40% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is GBX 8.97 while the lowest target price is GBX 4.86. The mean of all analyst targets is GBX 6.13 with a 12.06% above today’s (GBX 369.64) stock price. BP PLC was the topic of 96 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Deutsche Bank maintained shares on December 7 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained shares with “Hold” rating and GBX 360 target share price in a report from a November 27. Macquarie Research maintained BP stock in a recent report from December 4 with “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the rating on November 24. Credit Suisse has a “Underperform” rating and a GBX 365 price target on shares. Finally, Bernstein maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in a report issued on a December 1.

The stock increased 2.76% or GBX 9.94 on December 4, striking GBX 369.64. Approximately shares of stock traded hands. BP plc (LON:BP) has declined 22.02% since May 8, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.95% the S&P500.

65.52% to Target, Barclays Capital Reaffirms ‘Overweight’ Rating on BP PLC (LON:BP) Shares Today

BP p.l.c. is an integrated oil and gas company. The company has a market cap of 65.88 billion GBP. The Firm provides its clients with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items, including paints, clothes and packaging. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates in three business divisions: Upstream, Downstream and Rosneft.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “BP p.l.c. is the holding company of one of the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemicals groups. Their main activities are exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals. They have a growing activity in gas and power and in solar power generation. BP has well-established operations in Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Africa.” Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BP plc (BP).