3. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.26 (0.6%) to $42.28 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.05-$42.30 after having opened the day at $42.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.02. 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 $131.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full BP Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.