BP (BP) - Daily Trading Review

Posted on 06/01/2012 by Norm Sorkin


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- In an effort to determine if stock trades will be profitable, investors often assess block trades data used by both large and small institutions. By the end of the market session, financial institutions exchanged 24 block trades. Further analysis into yesterdays's trading activity reveal that 181,366 shares were bought and 409,373 shares were sold, yielding a 0.44 bought/sold ratio.

Institutional investors also took positions in options where a total of 80,010 contracts was traded. Specifically, 68,883 call and 11,127 put contracts were traded during the last session yielding a 0.16 put/call ratio.

BP settled the day up $0.30 to $36.76 in the previous trading session. Today's trading range was between $36.63 and $37.24 respectively. On the volume side, 11M shares were traded, which is greater than the average volume of 6M shares. BP is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $33.62 and 52 week high is $48.34. To date, the stock has lost -3.85% within the last week. The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows oversold conditions. The stock has a P/E ratio of 4.78 and a dividend yield of 4.94%.

BP PLC provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services, and petrochemicals products, through its two business segments: Exploration and Production and Refining and Marketing.

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