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BP (BP.) share price history chart
Current Price:  
510.60p
on 13-12-2017 at 12:45:09
Change:   0.40p fall 0.08 %
Buy:   510.70p
Sell:   510.60p
   

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: Sell 215 at 510.60p Days Range: 505.80 - 511.60p
Day's Volume: 9,224,562 52wk Range: 439.75 - 524.70p
Last Close: 511.00p Market Capitalisation:* £ 101.03 bn
Open: 509.70p VWAP: 510.20p
ISIN: GB0007980591 Shares in Issue: 19.79 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
Sell215510.60p1795464445879346Automated Trade12:45:09 - 13/12
Buy100510.70p1795464445872127Automated Trade12:03:00 - 13/12
Sell251510.40p1795464445865415Automated Trade11:19:50 - 13/12
Buy2788510.40p1795464445865414Automated Trade11:19:50 - 13/12
Buy1264510.30p1795464445865411Automated Trade11:19:50 - 13/12
Buy2420510.50p011:08:42 - 13/12
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
12 Dec 2017 (Tue) 499.80 511.10 498.63 498.70 21,249,152
11 Dec 2017 (Mon) 492.35 499.75 492.20 492.75 12,519,415
8 Dec 2017 (Fri) 488.00 493.40 482.65 488.20 19,110,650
7 Dec 2017 (Thu) 493.25 494.85 487.95 494.25 15,331,933
6 Dec 2017 (Wed) 490.35 496.15 490.20 494.25 27,373,541
5 Dec 2017 (Tue) 493.05 495.65 491.20 493.00 10,755,431
4 Dec 2017 (Mon) 495.30 496.35 490.35 493.00 28,548,327
1 Dec 2017 (Fri) 492.95 496.00 489.10 492.00 32,476,914
30 Nov 2017 (Thu) 493.00 495.80 489.76 494.50 29,824,080
29 Nov 2017 (Wed) 497.50 500.40 492.75 501.40 23,123,785
28 Nov 2017 (Tue) 495.30 503.30 495.30 501.40 32,478,333
27 Nov 2017 (Mon) 500.00 503.20 496.16 496.20 25,064,270
24 Nov 2017 (Fri) 501.40 501.70 497.45 501.30 19,075,078
23 Nov 2017 (Thu) 497.20 501.90 495.35 500.90 20,170,979
22 Nov 2017 (Wed) 497.00 499.56 495.35 497.85 33,633,132
21 Nov 2017 (Tue) 492.15 498.15 491.28 494.30 25,860,480
20 Nov 2017 (Mon) 492.95 494.80 4.91 492.00 23,272,630
15 Nov 2017 (Wed) 499.75 500.70 493.15 495.00 32,717,881
14 Nov 2017 (Tue) 506.00 508.00 502.00 503.00 25,618,864
13 Nov 2017 (Mon) 508.60 516.85 506.72 506.90 22,130,417

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