BP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Non-OPEC Output Talks Disappoint (USO, UCO)

    December 9, 2016
    It looks less likely an OPEC agreement to freeze oil production will extend far beyond the cartel.
  2. Fitch Sees Oil Co's Performance Differences (RDS.A, BP)

    November 7, 2016
    Despite Q3 earnings surprises, differences remain in oil companies' performance.
  3. BP 3Q Profit Tops Analyst Projections (BP)

    November 1, 2016
    BP reported 3Q profits of $1.62 billion, beating Wall Street projections by nearly $1 billion.
  4. Russia Looking to Sell Stake in Rosneft (ROSN.ME, BP)

    October 17, 2016
    Russia is looking for ways to raise additional cash but doesn’t want to lose control over a key sector like the oil industry. ...
  5. Baker Hughes Rig Count Up Again (BP)

    October 17, 2016
    Rising oil and gas rig count is a vote of confidence for the industry.
  6. BP Scraps Australian Bight Drilling Plan (BP)

    October 13, 2016
    BP pulled the plug on its plan to drill oil wells in the Great Australian Bight region amid backlash over environmental issues.
  7. BP Only Second Foreign Firm to Enter Indian Market

    October 7, 2016
    BP plans to open fuel stations in India, becoming only the second foreign oil company to enter the fastest-growing major ...
  8. Disrupted BP Bets on Chinese Shale (BP, TPLM)

    September 20, 2016
    Back when the smart integrated firms knew the big fossil fuel finds were out at sea, only hicks or the desperate bet on getting ...
  9. 2 Books Phuthuma Nhleko is Reading

    September 20, 2016
    Phuthuma Nhleko is the former CEO of MTN Group. Under his tenure, the company aggressively expanded into international markets, ...
  10. Slashing Costs Won't Bolster Oil Giants (XOM, RDS)

    September 20, 2016
    When it comes to the future performance of the oil industry, Goldman Sachs is a little pessimistic.
  11. BP Stock Price Drop Increases Dividend Yield (BP)

    September 19, 2016
    As BP's stock prices drop 30%, dividend yields soar over 7%
  12. Top 4 Companies Owned by British Petroleum (BP, OJSCY)

    September 9, 2016
    British petroleum giant BP owns many companies that help it earn more through the sale of its fuel products around the world.
  13. Could a Carbon Tax a Work?

    August 31, 2016
    Nobel laureate and Clinton adviser is pushing for a national tax on carbon dioxide emissions. Could a carbon tax work?
  14. Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BP)

    August 27, 2016
    Learn about the top five oil and gas stocks of 2016, their historical performances during the oil bear market and why they ...
  15. BP Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (BP)

    August 2, 2016
    BP's cost controls and resulting rise in cash flow allows it to remain well capitalized and maintain one of the highest dividend ...
  16. Is BP’s Credit Rating Upgrade at Risk?

    July 26, 2016
    BP's relatively poor Q2 financial results could lead Moody's to change its credit outlook to stable from positive.
  17. BP Earnings Slide as Gulf Spill Cost Rises (BP)

    July 26, 2016
    BP earnings miss estimate as the costs from the 2010 oil spill mount.
  18. BP Shares Fall After Earnings Disappoint (BP)

    July 25, 2016
    The major oil company's underlying replacement cost profit, an industry measure of growth, dropped to $720 million from $1.3 ...
  19. BP Q2 Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (BP)

    July 25, 2016
    The U.K.-based oil company has suffered sharp declines in both revenue and profits, thanks to significant drop in oil prices ...
  20. BP to Take Another $2.5 Billion After-Tax Charge

    July 14, 2016
    BP shares saw a muted reaction to the news, suggesting investors are pleased with the pace at which BP is putting these sorts ...
  21. BP Declines Despite Buy Rating

    July 5, 2016
    Shares of BP rose as much as 1.6% Friday, reaching a session high of $36.09 thanks to the sustained rise in Crude oil prices. ...
  22. Brexit's Effect on BP Sends Shares Lower (BP)

    June 28, 2016
    Britain's decision to exit the European Union is likely to impact London-based BP in ways that are different from other energy ...
  23. British Petroleum Caught In Brexit's Maelstrom (BP, XOM)

    June 27, 2016
    British Petroleum now faces its biggest economic challenge since the Deep Horizon Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010
  24. The Top 5 British Petroleum Shareholders (BP)

    June 20, 2016
    Discover the five largest shareholders of British Petroleum stock, who are all investment management firms with billions ...
  25. BP Stock Falls With Oil Prices, Merger Deal (BP)

    June 13, 2016
    U.S. rig counts increased for the second straight week, which sent oil prices in the opposite direction Friday.
  26. Oil's Round Trip; BP's Statistical Review (BP)

    June 13, 2016
    Oil ended the week exactly where it started after being up 5.7% in the week ended June 10 as the commodity struggles to find ...
  27. 3 Reasons Why U.S. Oil Imports Are Rising (PSX, BP)

    June 12, 2016
    Explore the reasons behind increasing oil imports to the United States, despite production and inventory levels at or near ...
  28. BP Stock Rises After $175M Oil Spill Settlement (BP)

    June 6, 2016
    The $175 million settlement also eliminates uncertainty surrounding the company's future liabilities as it relates to the ...
  29. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 12, 2016
    Learn which corporate customers BP depends on the most and how many of them distribute and resell its oil and gas products ...
  30. BP Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (BP)

    May 4, 2016
    BP will send its dividend payment on June 17 to shareholders of record as of May 6.
  31. World's Largest Investor Cracks Down on Executive Pay (BP)

    May 2, 2016
    Norway's $870 billion sovereign wealth fund is beginning to scrutinize lavish executive pay packages at the companies it ...
  32. Solar Wars: Solar City vs. Verengo Solar vs. Sungevity

    April 28, 2016
    Read about three important players in the growing solar-energy services market, and learn more about their business operations ...
  33. Seadrill vs. Ensco: All Aboard for An Offshore Shipping Comparison ...

    April 28, 2016
    Obtain a current overview of the offshore drilling industry and a head-to-head comparison of Seadrill and Ensco, two of the ...
  34. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at a handful of companies in the oil and gas industry that supply products and services in support of BP's worldwide ...
  35. BP Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (BP)

    April 25, 2016
    The fact that BP is expected to lose money for the just-ended quarter, while revenue is projected to decline underscores ...
  36. Why BP's Robust Dividend Might Be In Trouble (BP)

    April 15, 2016
    With oil prices showing signs of stabilization, is it possible the dividend could be revisited for other reasons?
  37. Companies Investing in the New Iran (BA,BP)

    April 13, 2016
    Which businesses are eyeing the large and untapped Iranian market? Investopedia takes a look
  38. BP Can Deduct Huge Chunk of Oil-Spill Settlement, Shares Climb ...

    April 7, 2016
    The fact that the tax law shields BP from its liabilities will likely anger consumers who believe corporations don't play ...
  39. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    March 29, 2016
    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  40. How China Is Affecting BP's Bottom Line

    March 28, 2016
    Discover how and why China's economy is so important to BP plc's financial health and what a slowdown of the country's economy ...
  41. Analyzing ConocoPhillips’ Return on Equity (COP, XOM)

    March 17, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of ConocoPhillips, and understand how falling earnings and margins amid low oil prices ...
  42. The Top 4 Oil Companies That Protect the Environment (XOM, SUN)

    March 8, 2016
    Read about some of the most environmentally conscious oil companies that have actual track records of investments in research ...
  43. Analyzing Chevron's Return on Equity (CVX, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn why Chevron's ROE has fallen in recent years as oil prices have declined and the company's large capital spending projects ...
  44. BP CEO's Pay Rose 20% in 2015 (BP)

    March 7, 2016
    Bob Dudley, the CEO of oil major BP PLC (BP), saw his pay increase 20% to $19.6 million last year. The company reported $5.2 ...
  45. The World's Top 10 Natural Gas Companies (XOM, OGZPY)

    March 1, 2016
    Read about the 10 companies that combined to produce about 105 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014, about 30% of the ...
  46. Oil Glut: Find the Opportunities, Jump In

    February 25, 2016
    The recent drop is creating opportunity for larger producers in the form of bankruptcies for smaller firms. Is opportunity ...
  47. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks for 2016 (XOM, BP)

    February 9, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after a dismal ...
  48. Is Buffett's Bet on Oil Right for You? (XOM, PSX)

    February 3, 2016
    Oil stocks are getting trounced, but Warren Buffett still likes one of them. Should you follow the leader?
  49. BP Stock: A Dividend Analysis (BP)

    January 28, 2016
    Discover an analysis of oil giant BP's dividend policy, and learn about the safety of its dividend and the effect of falling ...
  50. How Crashing Oil Prices Pushed BP's Dividend Yield Above 7% (BP)

    January 12, 2016
    Discover what has contributed to BP's dividend yield climbing from around 5% to above 7% from 2012 to 2015 while oil prices ...
  51. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    January 5, 2016
    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  52. Analyzing BP's Return on Equity (ROE)

    December 8, 2015
    Examine the return on equity (ROE) for British Petroleum, the slumping international energy company that seems to be falling ...
  53. BP Strategizes Profits Amid Slumping Oil Prices

    October 27, 2015
    On Tuesday, U.K. oil giant BP Plc announced a cost cutting strategy & further divestiture, after the company posted net earnings ...
  54. Is BP's High-Yield Dividend Safe?

    October 8, 2015
    Learn how receiving a greater than 7% yield from an oil major is a rare opportunity and one that comes with a fair share ...
  55. Does Indonesia’s OPEC Membership Matter?

    October 1, 2015
    The sprawling archipelago nation joined OPEC in 1962 and suspended its membership on January 1, 2009, mostly due to declining ...
  56. Analyzing the Future of Oil Prices: When Should You Invest? (BP, ...

    September 28, 2015
    In January, oil bottomed out at less than half its price in June. What caused the plunge, and how should long-term investors ...
  57. Target Partners Up With Fitbit (BP, FIT)

    September 16, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) recently signed a deal with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) to offer the company's fitness trackers to its 335,00 ...
  58. Mexican Energy, Telecom Reforms Please Foreign Investors

    September 1, 2015
    Two years into his first term, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is following through on radical campaign promises he ...
  59. How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    August 5, 2015
    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  60. Exxon, Chevron Prep Street For Ugly Earnings With Nixed Projects

    July 30, 2015
    There's little question that when Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) report earnings before the market opens ...
  61. DCF Vs. Comparables: Which One To Use

    July 29, 2015
    DCF and Comparables models are widely used in equity valuation. We explain the pros and cons of each method.
  62. BP Posts a Steep Second Quarter Loss

    July 29, 2015
    Oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) has landed deep in the red. The company posted its second quarter results on Tuesday, revealing ...
  63. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  64. BP Settlement Makes It a Takeover Target (BP.L, BP)

    July 9, 2015
    BP's reduced legal risks make it an attractive asset due to its continued low valuation relative to peers.
  65. Will Oil Ever Go Back Up To $100?

    June 18, 2015
    Experts have yet to reach a consensus on whether oil will return to $100, but recent events could give us some clues to its ...
  66. How Embargoes Affect International Business (XOM, BP)

    May 31, 2015
    One nations may impose an embargo against another as a tool of diplomacy. But it's businesses on both sides of the border ...
  67. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    April 9, 2015
    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  68. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  69. This 6.4% Yielder Offers Double-Digit Upside

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  70. Why I Can't Resist This Severely Beaten-Down Dividend Stock

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  71. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  72. Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    June 30, 2014
    The next time you have to dig deep into your wallet to fill your gas tank at least you'll know exactly what you're paying ...
  73. How To Ride The Natural Gas Boom

    May 15, 2014
    Natural gas has reigned as king of the energy markets for almost a year and a half, its price rising over 48% – widely outpacing ...
  74. European Stocks Are Ripe For The Picking

    February 26, 2014
    Things continue to get better for Europe. After going through some pretty nasty side-effects in the aftermath of the Great ...
  75. Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring?

    August 23, 2013
    Economics and politics are forcing a difficult transformation at E.On.
  76. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  77. Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    July 2, 2013
    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real ...
  78. Williams Companies and Other Energy Stocks Worth a Look Now

    May 22, 2013
    The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP) is holding its investor conference this week. And there ...
  79. Higher Petrobras CAPEX Spending Is Great News For FMC Technologies

    March 25, 2013
    At current prices, oil service stock FMC Technologies isn’t necessarily cheap. But as the number one supplier for the energy ...
  80. BP's Moves On Russian Front Look To Pay Dividends

    March 23, 2013
    Does the news of BP's repurchase program make the stock more attractive? Let's take a look.
  81. Freeport McMoRan Announces A Real Doozy

    December 6, 2012
    Freeport makes a surprising move into energy.
  82. 3 Famous Business-To-Business Lawsuits

    November 22, 2012
    These are some of the biggest business-to-business lawsuits over the last few years.
  83. How Much Oil And Gas Will Iraq Produce?

    November 2, 2012
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a study on the estimated growth potential of Iraqi oil production ...
  84. Blue Chip Stocks Paying The Highest Dividends

    October 25, 2012
    While picking individual stocks is risky, these blue chip companies have histories that show they can be good choices.
  85. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  86. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending Aug. 24, 2012

    August 29, 2012
    Here's a recap of what happend during the week of Aug. 24, 2012 in the energy sector.
  87. Gabon Oil And Gas Review

    June 19, 2012
    Gabon's oil and gas production peaked several years ago but should start moving higher, as many operators are exploring and ...
  88. Angola Oil And Gas Review

    June 13, 2012
    Angola is now one of the largest producers of oil and gas in Africa, and will continue to see production grow as new projects ...
  89. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  90. ETF Of The Day: Playing Europe’s Rebound

    February 14, 2012
    Investors looking for a broader, more liquid approach might do well to take a look at the Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF.
  91. Royal Dutch Shell Updates Growth Plan

    February 6, 2012
    Royal Dutch Shell plans to spread growth across many parts of the company's oil and gas properties.
  92. Marathon Oil Or Marathon Petroleum: Which Is The Better Stock?

    July 25, 2011
    At the end of June, Marathon spun off its downstream assets. I'll look at which company is the better stock.
  93. Companies Benefitting From The Oil Spill

    July 7, 2010
    The Gulf Oil Spill has its beneficiaries as well as the one big hit.
  94. Companies Affected By The Oil Spill

    May 14, 2010
    Whether in a positive or a negative way, these companies are feeling the effects of the recent oil rig explosion.
  95. BP Outlines Strategy For 2010 And Beyond

    March 18, 2010
    BP plans to achieve 1-2% oil and gas production growth through 2015 - can it follow through on this plan?
  96. Top 5 Natural Gas Producers

    October 16, 2009
    Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels. Exploration and development of it has led to huge production gains.
  97. Gulf Of Mexico Still A Hotspot

    March 27, 2009
    A recent auction proves that oil companies are still making moves in the Gulf of Mexico. Find out which companies are making ...
  98. Take Finding And Development Costs With A Grain Of Salt

    February 19, 2009
    These costs should not be taken at face value and should be a starting point for further research.
  99. Your Standard Oil Portfolio

    November 26, 2008
    Five companies remain from the Standard Oil breakup in 1911. Investors who built a portfolio around them would have crushed ...