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BP (BP.) share price history chart
Current Price:  
438.90p
on 21-08-2017 at 11:05:29
Change:   1.10p fall 0.25 %
Buy:   438.90p
Sell:   438.85p
   

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 972 at 438.89p Days Range: 438.80 - 442.95p
Day's Volume: 4,121,752 52wk Range: 417.50 - 519.30p
Last Close: 440.00p Market Capitalisation:* £ 86.69 bn
Open: 440.70p VWAP: 440.63p
ISIN: GB0007980591 Shares in Issue: 19.75 bn
Sector:  Oil & Gas Producers    Listed in:  UK All SharesEuropean first 300UK 100UK 350

FTSE Struggles as Oil Production Remains High

News - Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shares in oil companies struggled as crude oil prices continued to be under pressure at the end of the week. The FTSE 100 index is down by 8.5 points, a fall of 0.11 percent, to 7,439.29.

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.

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Buy972438.89p732806104089714688Ordinary Trade11:05:23 - 21/08
Sell150438.95p577476653056352256Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication11:04:05 - 21/08
Unknown846439.00p1724932492914088Automated Trade11:03:38 - 21/08
Unknown202439.00p1724932492913987Automated Trade11:02:56 - 21/08
Unknown340439.00p1724932492913955Automated Trade11:02:16 - 21/08
Unknown1060438.98p577777369218113536Ordinary Trade11:01:35 - 21/08
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
18 Aug 2017 (Fri) 441.75 443.10 438.25 440.00 23,037,083
17 Aug 2017 (Thu) 443.30 447.50 442.35 443.20 20,309,196
16 Aug 2017 (Wed) 446.60 449.65 445.25 445.45 20,164,816
15 Aug 2017 (Tue) 446.05 449.00 443.25 444.10 17,275,832
14 Aug 2017 (Mon) 448.50 449.20 444.60 446.10 22,260,009
11 Aug 2017 (Fri) 452.80 453.60 447.75 447.75 26,598,624
10 Aug 2017 (Thu) 462.95 463.60 456.90 457.75 24,831,983
9 Aug 2017 (Wed) 469.15 471.55 467.85 468.85 19,122,578
8 Aug 2017 (Tue) 468.25 473.40 468.25 471.15 19,517,259
7 Aug 2017 (Mon) 464.05 469.50 464.05 468.45 20,177,767
4 Aug 2017 (Fri) 457.85 465.00 457.65 463.30 14,537,290
3 Aug 2017 (Thu) 457.45 461.30 453.60 460.60 24,752,806
2 Aug 2017 (Wed) 456.85 459.70 450.55 459.30 26,083,741
1 Aug 2017 (Tue) 455.00 462.90 452.45 456.45 34,392,714
31 Jul 2017 (Mon) 445.55 449.35 444.15 445.80 24,844,099
28 Jul 2017 (Fri) 442.30 445.60 439.75 443.65 23,437,149
27 Jul 2017 (Thu) 444.00 447.80 442.60 444.70 18,404,586
21 Jul 2017 (Fri) 449.85 454.40 444.95 446.30 21,301,191

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