News coverage about BP (NYSE:BP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BP earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 44.4043124440519 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several research firms recently issued reports on BP. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of BP in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Vetr lowered shares of BP from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.32 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Scotiabank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of BP in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet raised shares of BP from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets raised shares of BP from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.63.

Shares of BP (NYSE:BP) opened at $43.81 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 1.18. The firm has a market cap of $144,996.64, a PE ratio of 37.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 0.97. BP has a 52 week low of $33.10 and a 52 week high of $44.62.

BP (NYSE:BP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $60.81 billion for the quarter. BP had a net margin of 1.70% and a return on equity of 4.52%. sell-side analysts predict that BP will post 1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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BP Company Profile

BP p.l.c. is an integrated oil and gas company. The Company owns an interest in OJSC Oil Company Rosneft (Rosneft), an oil and gas company. The Company’s segments include Upstream, Downstream, Rosneft, and Other businesses and corporate. The Upstream segment is engaged in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as midstream transportation, storage and processing.

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