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Bp Plc LSE:BP. London Ordinary Share GB0007980591 $0.25
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -9.50 -3.14% 293.35 42,797,551 16:35:14
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Oil & Gas Producers 213,102.10 6,148.39 14.96 20.3 59,821
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Bp Daily Update: Bp Plc is listed in the Oil & Gas Producers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BP.. The last closing price for Bp was 302.85p.
Bp Plc has a 4 week average price of 252.80p and a 12 week average price of 188.88p.
The 1 year high share price is 492.20p while the 1 year low share price is currently 188.54p.
There are currently 20,392,199,577 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 46,608,176 shares. The market capitalisation of Bp Plc is £59,820,517,459.13.
counterpartymw: kasamavic I wouldn't pay any attention or worry about it, but you're right, you either take a short and pay your betting firm a holding fee, or you bank your losses each night and re-open the short the next day, paying another commission or spread fee. No one is getting a free lunch. We know there is nothing dreamy or fantasy about owning profitable companies for decades that were profitable before you were born, and will be long after you die, yielding 5% per year and innumerable stock splits due to guaranteed currency depriciation. What IS a dream is the idea that you or me can seriously, and profitably make a fortune guessing and placing 'bets' with your CFD or spreadbet provider (regulated by the gambling commission, because that's what it is) 1 - 3 times per day on daily movements in the share price based on chart patterns or gaps. There are no 'signals' that predict collective human behaviour, it's not as orderly as they pretend of course "excuse me sir, can I get the next gap, best entry and timeframe for fill?". They often won't mention a stop loss either, so they can pretend they are still holding if it comes back down/up, despite the huge losses accrued on the way. Even algo's who pay the broker to flash big orders to their screen before execution don't always make money. If it was as simple as chart patterns and gaps, we'd all be running robots making millions. Honestly, just don't listen.
crazi: Groceries Prove a Pandemic Bright Spot for BP and Shell 16/01/2021 10:59am Dow Jones News Bp (LSE:BP.) Intraday Stock Chart Sunday 17 January 2021 Click Here for more Bp Charts.By Sarah McFarlane LONDON -- Coffee and groceries are becoming a bigger part of BP PLC and Royal Dutch Shell PLC's bottom line. Gas stations have emerged as one of the most profitable parts of the major oil companies' sprawling operations during the pandemic, with higher spending on food and drink offsetting weaker demand for fuel. That is encouraging both companies to push ahead with plans to expand their retail businesses, which they are betting can help offset declining oil income longer term. Shell plans to add 10,000 branded retail sites to its 45,000-strong network world-wide -- larger than Starbucks Corp. or McDonald's Corp -- in the next five years. BP, which currently has 19,000 locations, wants to add 6,700 sites in growth markets by 2030. "We believe we can more than offset the impact of fuel volume declines in established markets to 2030 through growth in convenience," Emma Delaney, BP's head of customers and products, told investors at its strategy event last year. Selling coffee, food and other household items at gas stations is an attractive business, executives and consultants say, because profit margins are typically higher than the oil business and returns are more stable because they aren't linked to volatile energy prices. Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp haven't benefited to the same extent as their European counterparts as they have fewer sites after selling them off in the past. Both Shell and BP say they make a return on investment of more than 20% in their marketing divisions, which includes gas stations, as well as lubricants and premium fuels, compared with a typical 15% return on oil projects and 10% return on renewable-energy projects. Shell's marketing business reported record adjusted earnings of $1.6 billion in the third quarter, up from $1.5 billion in the previous year's period. The division generated more than half the company's overall earnings in the quarter, compared with around 20%-30% in recent years, although the proportion could fall as oil prices recover. Huibert Vigeveno, downstream director at Shell, said the company's gas stations were able to adjust to weaker demand for fuel and capitalize on changing shopping habits by offering more groceries and bakery goods. "Even with less customers, you're selling a higher basket size," Mr. Vigeveno said in an interview. Customers purchased 15% more when visiting Shell stores in the first nine months of 2020, compared with the same prior-year period. Mr. Vigeveno said Shell sells 450 million snacks, 350 million cold beverages and 250 million cups of coffee each year, and had accelerated the rollout of new services at gas stations like parcel collection and home delivery. In the U.K., for instance, drinks and snacks can be ordered from Shell sites via Uber Eats and Deliveroo. "Before Covid, we were doing home delivery from our retail sites, maybe a couple of hundred world-wide, now we're actually in the thousands and growing," Mr. Vigeveno said. BP's marketing business has also seen opportunities in the pandemic, with the third quarter its best for nearly two years, as strong retail sales offset a 15% fall in fuel volumes. It also turned to home delivery to boost sales, signing partnerships with delivery app Glovo in Spain and Deliveroo in the U.K. to dispatch items from gas stations. BP, which also owns Amoco and ampm stores in the U.S., says it plans to invest in proprietary food brands and seek further retail partnerships to boost the profitability of its gas stations and offset a forecast fall in earnings related to fossil fuels. Overall, both companies say they plan to offer more services at existing sites in established markets like the U.S. and Germany, while adding new locations in developing markets like China, India and Indonesia. The profit is in the stores rather than fuel sales, and additional services don't need to be profitable if they make customers visit more frequently, said Sabine Benoit, a professor of marketing at the U.K.'s University of Surrey. "They're moving away from Cokes and smokes, and it's about the on-the-go consumption and fresh food," she said. "A lot of the sales volume comes from fuel, but the profit is in the shop." Hot food sold at U.S. gas stations has a gross profit margin of around 54%, while candy is 50% and groceries are over 40%, according to 2019 data from the U.S. National Association of Convenience Stores. In comparison, the gross margin on a gallon of gasoline was 9% based on the average 2019 price, according to data provider IHS Markit Ltd. Still, some analysts are skeptical about how long oil companies' spotlight on retail will last. Retail is only in focus because it is one of the few parts of the business that is making money, said Scott Annan, an independent retail consultant. During the late 2000s, when oil prices traded over $100 a barrel, major oil companies sold gas stations because they weren't viewed as strategic, he noted. "The money they were making was much less than the money they could make prospecting for oil," Mr. Annan said. Electric vehicles also present a new conundrum for gas stations, because charging isn't as lucrative as liquid fuel and it can be done at home or work. France's Total SE estimates that in Europe only 5% of electric vehicles will charge at gas stations. Still, both Shell and BP plan to add thousands of charging points at existing gas stations and other sites. BP is also trialing gas stations with no gas. The company has opened several of what it is calling mobility hubs, including in London and Berlin, which feature services found at filling stations as well as electric vehicles and bikes for hire, charging points and a cafe. The London site doesn't sell liquid fuel. Some think the pandemic has helped the oil companies prepare for the future. "Covid-19 was effectively a dress rehearsal," said Frank Beard, a retail consultant. "We already knew there were likely some headwinds coming at fuel demand in future, combustion engines are becoming more efficient and electric vehicles are coming." Write to Sarah McFarlane at
crazi: BP : Credit Suisse raises target price to 365p from 335p Another re-rating UP... as the share price climbs so will the re-ratings :-)
counterpartymw: No with oil as firm as it is, I'd say it's low probability that a gap at 272 will be filled. Think about it, as a passive technical trader going short, you are unable to move the market, and rely on others to do so in your favour. Against the backdrop of vaccines and higher oil, a 20 year low share price, what hedge funds are going to borrow stock they don't own from pension funds (and pay them a fee), to short the stock in sufficient quantities to actually move the price down, and take on massive upside risk just to try and fill a chart gap 20p lower? More likely they'll be loading up on the stock for the inevitable rise. Seems many here are short or 'psychologically short', having sold after the rise. It will hurt a lot of people if this thing flies high above the £3 mark, so that is probably what it will do...
invisage: Irish Invisage Yes, BP will return hopefully to £4, but what a long time to wait. There are more gaps above atm to be filled so 284 is a target short term. I am a day trader looking to make money every day, and yes some days I get it wrong. If I was a long term holder I would not even bother posting, no disrespect, but seems such a waste of time. The secret is to try and have indicators that show oversold or overbought conditions and trade them. I really hope all you guys do make money, because that's what share trading is all about, but to fall in love with one share and be oblivious to what's going on out at sea is crazy. The above sounds very clever, gaps etc but in practice very difficult to time the market in and out consistently. 99% of traders lose money, the odds are stacked against you. Not only is what you are doing high risk, you are also risking missing out on the bigger move. Brent is firm above $52/bbl again today.....No one knows when BP share price will rally to correct valuation... This game requires a lot of patience and waiting for the inevitable. The hardest thing is doing nothing in investment, but boring investing is what makes the big money long term. Not the constant in and out.
grupo: FWIW BP vs Premier Oil: which oil stock would I buy now? Stuart Blair | Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 | Oil stocks were some of the worst performers among UK shares in 2020. This is due to the collapse of oil prices caused by the lack of demand. Worries also abound over the future of the oil industry, and BP (LSE: BP) believes that oil demand has already peaked. This has led to its ambitious renewable energy programme, announced last year. However, this is not the view held by everybody, and BP’s US counterpart, ExxonMobil, expects demand to climb until at least 2040. This is due to rising incomes and population. Is it therefore a good time to buy oil stocks, and if so, which one would I buy? Premier Oil will soon ‘disappearR17; Subject to shareholder approval, Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) is shortly going to be renamed Harbour Energy after a reverse takeover by private equity-backed Chrysaor. This means that Chrysaor will soon become a publicly traded company without the need to go through an IPO. As part of this deal, Premier’s stakeholders will own up to 23% of the enlarged group and current shareholders will hold only around 5.5%. It will also create the largest independent oil and gas company on the London Stock Exchange. Due to the tough environment for oil stocks at the moment, particularly smaller ones like Premier Oil, I believe this is a shrewd move. This is because it allows the company to pay off its large debt pile. The debt of over £2bn has held back the company for years, and previous plans to pay it off included issuing more shares and buying BP assets to generate more cash. I believe these had a number of problems and taking the tiny stake in Harbour Energy seems a preferable option. But while this makes Premier Oil a more tempting buy, I’m still not going for it. It may be a shrewd move for the firm, but the fact that Premier’s stake of the merger is extremely small means that it’s not worth a considerable amount for shareholders. With oil stocks currently under pressure, I also struggle to see the reformed company flourishing. I’m leaving it on the shelf for now. The oil stock I prefer Even after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the BP share price was still higher than it is now. This highlights the pain inflicted on the firm throughout the pandemic. However, as a leading energy company worldwide, I still remain bullish on BP shares. Indeed, the company has already made “a commitment to return at least 60% of surplus cash to shareholders through share buybacks, once BP’s balance sheet has been de-leveraged”. This accompanies a dividend currently yielding around 6%. The BP share price therefore looks far too cheap to me right now. Of course, the company will face significant headwinds over the next few years. For example, BP’s debt is still too high and lockdowns around the world should continue to depress oil prices. But I believe that Bernard Looney is a competent leader and the renewable energy transition shows progress. Questions still remain over whether this will make BP more profitable, but I’m willing to take the risk. Stuart Blair owns shares in BP. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned.
invisage: Easy pickings for those that have done their homework. BP have completed sale of PetChem business for $5bn. Https:// The likes of BP / RDSB have based their financial models on c. $40/bbl, the Vaccine came out early Nov and that was the game changer for the Oil markets. But the likes of BP / RDSB which plan ahead would have already cut costs for c. $40/bbl oil in 2021. E.g. BP cut 10,000 jobs in 2020 But now that we have a better outlook for the Oil price there are several catalysts to re-rate the share price - Lower cost base vs Pre COVID - BP expected to save $2.5bn cash costs by end 2021 - Higher Oil prices than expected in their Financial models, Brent expcted to average c. $55/bbl in 2021 - Write back of reserves previously written off given Oil price higher the balance sheet value of these reserves will be higher and recognized as profit - Net Debt $40.4bn can be reduced by $5bn after PetChem business sold. $35bn net debt allows BP to start buy backs, see below extract from Q3 results. Https:// Taken together, our actions on cost and capital efficiency, divestments and capital structure have allowed us to reduce our net debt to $40.4 billion at the end of the third quarter compared to $51.4 billion at the end of the first quarter. As we look forward, we expect net debt to fall again in the fourth quarter – supporting our objective of maintaining a strong investment grade credit rating and marking further progress toward our $35 billion net debt target. As a reminder, within our capital allocation framework this represents the trigger to commence buybacks. - Including the PetChem business sale BP is half way through their divestment program of $25bn divestments by 2025, so another $12.5bn to come over the next 4 years which can be used to further reduce debt. We are less than a month away from Q4 results, given where the share price is I won't be surprised if BP starts the buy back soon after results. The forward outlook is not as muddy as it was pre vaccine news, it is easier to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Historically buy backs have helped share price re-ratings and higher dividends for bp.
counterpartymw: Yes that's true, an order tells us nothing. If people are buying shares as a gamble that others will want to pay more or less for them later down the line, rather than looking at the asset itself to produce returns for you, you just have to accept you're gambling on collective human behaviour. All I'm saying is against the fact that share prices move purely on buy vs sell orders, the future quantity of which is completely unknowable to anyone, it is therefore totally dishonest and indecent for people to be saying 'the price will hit X because of X'.
counterpartymw: Share prices do not move on any combination of factors, e.g. oil or pandemic considerations. They move purely on the number of buy orders vs sell orders on a given day, and the quantity involved in those orders. In thin volume, say over holidays, the price will be even more jumpy and unpredictable, as a single large order may struggle to get sufficient counter orders on the other side. Unfortunately, when you look at these buy and sell orders, you'll notice they are not required to attach a reason as to why they bought or sold. Was it due to 'pandemic concerns', or did someone just need cash to buy a house? You have no information as to whose orders will come in the market and move the price in your desired direction. So come on now, some people are short based on their best guess, some people are long. But none of us know, or am I wrong?
invisage: Oil is relatively cheap for the demand that is upcoming in 2021. Bear in mind a lot of the inventories have been drawn down thanks to large supply cut from OPEC. Sure there is spare capacity that can come online, but I think OPEC will be cautious like they currently are and bring back supply gradually e.g. the 500k talked about for Jan etc Just increase in small increments to stabilize the price and meet demand. The likes of BP and RDSB are I suspect locking in large production monthly supplies from producers around the world on the cheap as Oil is still cheap relative to Pre- COVID. So when COVID is over in a few months and demand picks up and Oil price rallies more BP can sell this Oil onto consumers at large margins. It is great for a producer which produces x amounts of bbls per month, they get a guaranteed buyer in the form of BP/RDSB etc who will pay them regardless of what happens in the Oil markets. And it works great for BP / RDSB as they will have optionality in the contracts in terms of how much Oil they lift and when, BP / RDSB also own storage facilities or can store Oil on a tanker if the market goes to contango. The likes of BP / RDSB would have lost a fair chunk of money on these types of contracts in 2020 as storage tanks were full and no demand for the Oil.........But 2021 is another story.... Loads to look forward to. No need to trade here, just sit tight. Ignore the BP share price as long as Brent is firm BP / RDSB will do well.
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