BP PLC (NYSE: BP) is a British integrated oil and gas company with operations in more than 70 countries around the world. Its upstream operations were responsible for the production of 3.3 million barrel-of-oil equivalents (BOEs) per day in 2017. The company's downstream operations include oil and gas trading and distribution activities, and the production and marketing of petrochemicals, lubricants and fuels. BP reported revenue of $135.63 billion in 2017. As of October 2017, the company had a market capitalization of $129.3 billion.

BP reported a total of roughly 19.7 billion ordinary shares outstanding at the end of May 2017. BP ordinary shares are traded publicly on the London Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. BP American Depositary Shares (ADSs) trade publicly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). One BP ADS represents ownership rights in six BP ordinary shares.

The following are the top five shareholders in British Petroleum. The information is current as of October 2017.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney and Strauss

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney and Strauss LLC is an American investment manager based in Dallas, Texas. It operates as a subsidiary of OM Asset Management plc (NYSE: OMAM), which is the publicly traded American asset management arm of London-based Old Mutual plc (OML.L). Barrow Hanley Mewhinney and Strauss LLC offers institutional, governmental and high-net-worth investors a variety of equity, fixed-income and balanced investment strategies. As of October 2017, the firm reports holdings of roughly 37.3 million BP ADSs.

State Street Corporation

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is a global financial services company based in Boston, Massachusetts and second largest . The company's investment management arm operates under the State Street Global Advisors brand, offering institutional investors a range of investment products, and research and advisory services. At the close of 2017, State Street Corporation reported company-wide AUM of $2.47 trillion. It also reported holdings of roughly 30.6 million BP ADSs. 

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors Inc. is an American investment manager serving institutional and individual investors in North America, Europe and Asia. The Dimensional Fund Advisors approach to investment is founded on the use of cutting-edge academic research. It has long-nurtured close relationships with leading academics in the field of finance, including 2013 Nobel Prize Laureate Eugene F. Fama, who is a founding shareholder of the firm and a member of its board of directors. It also reported holdings of 19.7 million BP ADSs, equivalent to roughly 0.7% of outstanding BP ordinary shares.

Franklin Advisers Inc. 

Franklin Advisors Inc is an asset management firm, founded in 1947, that has an approach focused around avoiding short-term trends and focuses on creating long-term performance. Listed on the market as BEN after Benjamin Franklin, who would regularly speak on the importance on being frugal with one's finances. With 18.6 million ADSs, Franklin Advisers is the third largest BP shareholder. 

Wellington Management Company

Wellington Management Company is an independent investment manager with $1 trillion of client assets under management, and over 2,150 clients. Founded 1929, Wellington's approach to investment is rooted in worldwide human collaboration. Wellington emphasizes that autonomy and collaboration go hand in hand. With 11,387,143 ADSs, Wellington is the fifth-largest shareholder in BP.

 

 

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