2. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is down $1.18 (-2.3%) to $49.43 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.32-$49.87 after having opened the day at $49.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.61. 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 $156.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full BP Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.