Somewhat Critical Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact BP (NYSE:BP) Share Price

Media headlines about BP (NYSE:BP) have trended somewhat negative on Friday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BP earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.6382043491827 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of BP (BP) opened at $43.36 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $141,620.78 and a PE ratio of 37.06. BP has a 52-week low of $33.10 and a 52-week high of $44.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 1.18.

BP (NYSE:BP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $60.81 billion during the quarter. BP had a net margin of 1.70% and a return on equity of 4.52%. sell-side analysts expect that BP will post 1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Vetr downgraded shares of BP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.67 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. TheStreet raised shares of BP from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Evercore ISI boosted their price objective on shares of BP from $43.00 to $48.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 target price on shares of BP in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. BP currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.05.

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About BP

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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