These Two Stocks in Motion: BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP), The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS)

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BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP)

BP p.l.c. is the holding company of one of the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemicals groups. Their main activities are exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals. They have a growing activity in gas and power and in solar power generation. BP has  well-established operations in Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Africa.

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP)’s Financial Overview

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) surged 0.25% yesterday to close its trading session at $35.57. The company has 1 year Price Target of $37.56. BP p.l.c. has 52-Week high of $37.28 and 52-Week Low of $27.01. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Jul 13, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 5.36 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $111.5 Billion.

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.29/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.25/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.04 a share with a surprise factor of 16%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 4.45 Percent, SMA50 of 3.15 Percent and SMA200 of 10.36 percent. BP p.l.c. has P/S value of 0.6 while its P/B value stands at 1.22. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -1.4 percent, Return on Equity of -3.9 percent and Return on Investment of -4.8 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 10.9 percent and -3.6 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP). On 30-Nov-16 Credit Suisse Upgrade BP p.l.c. Stock  to Outperform. Another firm also rated the stock on 15-Nov-16 where CLSA Downgrade the stock to Outperform.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 31 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for BP have a median target of 36.78, with a high estimate of 44.94 and a low estimate of 29.33. The median estimate represents a +3.40% increase from the last price of 35.57.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS)

The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. For the global agriculture industry, Mosaic is a single source for phosphates, potash, nitrogen fertilizers and feed ingredients.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS)’s Financial Outlook

The 21 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Mosaic Co have a median target of 24.00, with a high estimate of 33.00 and a low estimate of 19.00. The median estimate represents a -18.31% decrease from the last price of 29.38.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, The Mosaic Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.2. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 0.72% and closed its last trading session at $29.38. The company has the market capitalization of $10.39 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $31.45 and 52-Week low of $22.02. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Dec 10, 2015 and 52-Week low on Feb 2, 2016. The company has volume of 5.35 Million shares. The company has a total of 353.52 Million shares outstanding.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.41/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.1/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.31. This shows a surprise factor of 310 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 10.9 percent. Beta for The Mosaic Company stands at 1.3 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.99. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.30%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.60%%.

The Mosaic Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 6.88%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 15.7 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 11.78%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 4.5 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.8% with Gross margin of 12.9 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 6% and 5.9% respectively.

 

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