The Hedge fund manager Barton Biggs, has this month become more optimistic of stocks, but is still leery saying BP (NYSE:BP) is still "to speculative" to purchase. He disagrees with the analyst in a Bloomberg Story who are rating BP's stock at "buy."
With the optimism from BP finally having success in placing their sealing cap and stopping the leaking oil on July 15th, many seem to think that everything is over with the oil spill. In reality, BP has still not reached the desired pressure in the testing of the well. The original target was set at 8,000 - 9,000 pounds per square inch, they have yet to reach over 7,000 pounds of pressure. Not to mention Macondo well has to still be permanently plugged. Yes BP has had a small success, but we must not delude ourselves to the full scope of reality that has yet to play out with BP.
Biggs said, "It's too speculative for me. Are these people down in the Gulf who aren't going to be able to fish, and their business was fishing, are they going to be able to sue BP for payments for the next 20 years ? I don't know, it's to hard to call."
BP has lost almost 40 percent of their stock market value since the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon, but the company has rebounded 37 percent.
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