4. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.30 (0.68) to $43.70 on average volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.17-$43.75 after having opened the day at $43.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.40.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. BP has a market cap of $136.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 429.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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