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BP (NYSE:BP): Current price $42.57
On Friday in London, BP has once again attracted takeover chatter, according to The Telegraph. Shares of the FTSE 100 company jumped by as much as 1.8 percent on dealing room speculation that Exxon Mobil was ready to make an offer. Back in 2010, after the Gulf of Mexico disaster, there were often rumors that BP was a takeover target with Exxon cited as the likely predator. Not many dealers were convinced by Thursday’s revived chatter, although BP was up 0.4 percent at 442.05 pence in a weak market.