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BP (BP.) share price history chart
Current Price:  
473.10p
on 25-05-2017 at 17:14:59
Change:   5.40p fall 1.13 %
Buy:   476.30p
Sell:   472.90p
   

BP is one of the largest energy companies in the world and is among the six 'super major' multi service energy companies operating in the exploration, refinery, distribution and retail markets. The company was founded in 1909 as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company APOC (and later became the Anglo Iranian Oil Company AIOC) for the purposes of exploration in that country. After a diminishing influence in exploration in Iran owing to political changes, the company began exploration outside the Middle East in the 1950s successfully extracting oil in Alaska in 1959 and being the first to produce oil from the North Sea in the mid-1960s.

The company was privatised in 1987, however, this was just days prior to 'black Monday' and the shares were soon selling for a fraction of their initial offering. The share price recovered reasonably well and expansion of the firm continued with acquisitions such as Britoil in 1988, Amoco in 1998, and Burma Castrol and Arco in 2000. In recent years the company has shown a willingness to invest in alternative fuels and has a solar energy division (BP Solar). This is reflected in the new corporate identity introduced in 2000 based around the 'Beyond Petroleum' concept. Some 'greener' concepts have been put into practice within the company, for example in new service station design. In 2007 the company posted turnover of $284 billion employing almost 100,000 staff and operating 17 refineries and over 24,000 service stations worldwide.

BP (BP, BP.L, LON:BP) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: Buy 36,245 at 474.72p Days Range: 471.30 - 478.00p
Day's Volume: 29,507,119 52wk Range: 353.10 - 519.30p
Last Close: 473.10p Market Capitalisation:* £ 93.13 bn
Open: 477.20p VWAP: 474.15p
ISIN: GB0007980591 Shares in Issue: 19.68 bn
Sector:  Oil & Gas Producers    Listed in:  UK All SharesEuropean first 300UK 100UK 350

FTSE Ends Week on a High Note

News - Saturday, May 06, 2017

The FTSE 100 closed higher on Friday, with oil prices bouncing back, and boosting oil companies as investors showed optimism in expectation of a market-friendly outcome to the French presidential elections.

Pound Falters on Manufacturing Results

News - Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The pound lost some ground after the latest manufacturing survey was published. Markit/CIPS manufacturing data showed that growth was slowing. The index read 54.2 for March, down from 54.5 during February.

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Buy36245474.72p1669916117716323Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:10:08 - 25/05
Sell1441472.96p1669916117716277Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:05:26 - 25/05
Buy509095475.33p1669916117716190Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:02:56 - 25/05
Sell39600473.10p1669916117716183Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:03:00 - 25/05
Buy1400000475.00p1669916117716167Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication17:01:40 - 25/05
Buy287400474.13p1669916117715817Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:46:25 - 25/05
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
25 May 2017 (Thu) 477.20 478.00 471.30 473.10 29,507,119
24 May 2017 (Wed) 475.20 479.39 474.20 478.50 32,102,780
23 May 2017 (Tue) 474.40 476.90 473.10 474.25 27,894,341
22 May 2017 (Mon) 473.45 478.00 472.30 473.95 34,686,475
18 May 2017 (Thu) 468.60 470.15 461.00 469.00 40,513,572
17 May 2017 (Wed) 466.90 472.10 466.05 470.50 40,748,120
16 May 2017 (Tue) 463.90 471.95 457.64 469.25 59,379,958
15 May 2017 (Mon) 463.00 468.62 458.12 464.20 39,886,461
12 May 2017 (Fri) 455.55 459.90 454.90 455.95 30,436,585
11 May 2017 (Thu) 454.80 462.00 453.35 460.55 56,501,018
10 May 2017 (Wed) 456.70 463.16 455.70 455.75 19,886,619
9 May 2017 (Tue) 457.00 458.65 454.85 455.75 23,046,590
8 May 2017 (Mon) 453.00 456.40 450.60 454.45 33,630,200
5 May 2017 (Fri) 440.00 451.40 437.68 451.35 40,751,334
4 May 2017 (Thu) 449.00 453.20 441.64 444.80 42,779,171
3 May 2017 (Wed) 449.35 449.80 445.40 446.65 33,244,205
1 May 2017 (Mon) 446.45 453.58 442.40 442.50 32,770,927
28 Apr 2017 (Fri) 446.45 453.58 442.40 442.50 32,770,927
27 Apr 2017 (Thu) 450.15 453.65 441.10 442.65 29,001,118
26 Apr 2017 (Wed) 449.80 454.74 446.45 453.65 32,183,104
25 Apr 2017 (Tue) 450.75 451.00 448.14 449.25 30,660,415

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