BP ( BP) pushed the Energy industry lower today making it today's featured Energy loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 3.3%. By the end of trading, BP fell $1.31 (-2.9%) to $44.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8.5 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $44.15-$45.28 after having opened the day at $44.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.50. Other company's within the Energy industry that declined today were: KiOR Inc ( KIOR), down 12.2%, FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation ( FPP), down 10.8%, Pioneer Drilling Company ( PDC), down 10.3%, and Camac Energy Inc ( CAK), down 9.8%. BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services, and petrochemicals products. BP has a market cap of $141 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and generally poor debt management.
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