BP : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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?
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. Hedge Your European Exposure With This Savvy ETF

    February 9, 2015
    The European Central Bank's (ECB) recent announcement of a huge bond-buying program has made investors understandably giddy. ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Options Traders: Watch Out For This Little-Known Income Killer

    February 10, 2014
    Using a covered call strategy can be a great way to generate steady returns in your portfolio. As a general rule, I expect ...
  49. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  50. Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    October 24, 2013
    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards ...
  51. The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
  52. 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.
  53. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    August 6, 2013
    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance is quite a bit better.
  54. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  55. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  56. 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 ...
  57. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  58. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
  59. 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 ...
  60. BP Looks Cheap, But A Lot Of Improvements Have To Come Through

    May 15, 2013
    Even with its problems and challenges, BP seems too cheap today
  61. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

    April 26, 2013
    Chevron seems underrated and undervalued relative to the likes of Exxon.
  62. Exxon Mobil Profits And Growth Fail To Impress

    April 25, 2013
    Exxon's profitability underwhelmed, but the overall picture hasn't changed much.
  63. Waiting For A Triangle Breakout

    April 24, 2013
    Triangles are a chart pattern that occur fairly frequently and often provide a great reward-to-risk ratio. These four stocks ...
  64. A Big Bet On Cyber Security

    April 3, 2013
    As computers, cloud computing and data networks continue to be a part of our everyday lives, protecting them is quickly becoming ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. A Favorable Settlement Should Open The Door For Transocean To ...

    January 7, 2013
    A settlement with the DOJ is a big step forward.
  68. Freeport McMoRan Announces A Real Doozy

    December 6, 2012
    Freeport makes a surprising move into energy.
  69. 3 Famous Business-To-Business Lawsuits

    November 22, 2012
    These are some of the biggest business-to-business lawsuits over the last few years.
  70. Improving Utilization And Efficiency Should Shrink Transocean's ...

    November 7, 2012
    Transocean could be an undervalued energy play for 2013.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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.
  73. Starbucks Opens First Store In India

    October 22, 2012
    Starbucks opened it first store in India on October 19. What does the 50/50 partnership mean for its future?
  74. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 12, 2012

    October 15, 2012
    A review of important events that occurred in the energy sector for the week ending Oct. 12, 2012.
  75. Transformation Has Paid Off For Ashland

    October 12, 2012
    Ashland's specialty businesses could reverse historically weak cash flow margins.
  76. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 5, 2012

    October 9, 2012
    Here is a recap of important events and announcements in the Energy Sector for the week ending Oct. 5, 2012.
  77. Post-Robbery, Repsol Still Has Promise

    October 3, 2012
    Repsol is far from lost without YPF.
  78. 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 ...
  79. Plains Exploration & Production Company - Gulf Of Mexico Acquisitions

    September 17, 2012
    Plains Exploration & Production Company announced a major acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.
  80. Can E.ON Power Higher?

    September 12, 2012
    E.ON is making some risky bets to reignite growth. The question of E.ON's value today really rests on how you see the company's ...
  81. Seadrill Has What Big Oil Badly Needs

    August 30, 2012
    Seadrill continues to leverage a tight market for drilling rigs.
  82. 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.
  83. Energy Sector Recap

    August 23, 2012
    A recap of events in the Energy Sector for the week ending August 17, 2012.
  84. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  85. Natural Gas Bulls Still Out There

    June 29, 2012
    While natural gas may be out of favor in a market dominated by short term investors, many long term bulls are predicting ...
  86. BP 2012 Statistical Review Of Energy

    June 27, 2012
    BP just released the 2012 Statistical Review of Energy, a gold mine of information on the supply and demand of all forms ...
  87. Apache Hits It Big In Western Canada

    June 27, 2012
    Apache Corporation has found a large natural gas resource base in Western Canada and plans to develop these resources slowly ...
  88. Petrobras Sets 5-Year Capital Plan

    June 21, 2012
    Petrobras has approved a five-year capital investment plan that will cost the company hundreds of billions from 2012 to 2 ...
  89. Angola LNG Almost Here

    June 21, 2012
    Chevron is about to start up commerical operations at a liquefied natural gas facility in Angola.
  90. Cheap Oil

    June 20, 2012
    Despite a push towards non-oil-based energy sources, oil prices will trend higher in the long run, as finding new reserves ...
  91. Hit And A Miss In The Gulf Of Mexico

    June 19, 2012
    The Gulf of Mexico has paid off for some operators, as many oil and gas discoveries have been reported here over the last ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  95. Stone Energy - Gulf of Mexico

    June 4, 2012
    Stone Energy plans to be active in exploring for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, as the company has assembled ...
  96. Apache Remains Balanced

    May 30, 2012
    Apache has a diversified revenue stream, but its forward P/E ratios are well below both the industry and market averages ...
  97. BP In The Gulf Of Mexico

    May 9, 2012
    With many BP wells still being operated, and more additions planned, BP is showing no signs of slowing down after the 201 ...
  98. Ensco Loves The Deepwater

    April 17, 2012
    Ensco plans to continue the company's strategy of upgrading its offshore rig fleet through new builds.
  99. Sempra Energy Growth Plans

    April 12, 2012
    Sempra Energy is looking to generate annual earnings per share growth in the high single digits through 2016. It has growth ...
  100. Magellan Midstream Partners - A Closer Look At Growth Projects

    April 10, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners will invest $650 million in capital in 2012 on various growth projects across its business segments. ...
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