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Investing Now Could Prove Beneficial For ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)

During the recent session, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)’s traded shares were 2.55 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 1.38. At the last check today, the stock’s price was $91.49, reflecting an intraday gain of 0.18% or $0.17. The 52-week high for the COP share is $123.12, that puts it down -34.57 from that peak though still a striking 44.56% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $50.72. The company’s market capitalization is $113.07B, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 6.25 million shares, and the average trade volume was 8.22 million shares over the past three months.

ConocoPhillips (COP) received a consensus recommendation of a Buy from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 1.90. COP has a Sell rating from 0 analyst(s) out of 28 analysts who have looked at this stock. 5 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 3 suggest Overweight, and 20 recommend a Buy rating for it. 0 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be $3.9.

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ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) trade information

ConocoPhillips (COP) registered a 0.18% upside in the last session and has traded in the red over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 0.18% in intraday trading to $91.49 this Wednesday, 08/03/22, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is -2.09%, and it has moved by 7.89% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 63.42%. The short interest in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is 13.89 million shares and it means that shorts have 1.42 day(s) to cover.

The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $125.20, which implies an increase of 26.92% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $99.00 and $165.00 respectively. As a result, COP is trading at a discount of -80.35% off the target high and -8.21% off the low.

ConocoPhillips (COP) estimates and forecasts

Statistics show that ConocoPhillips has outperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. ConocoPhillips (COP) shares have gone up 0.83% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate more than the industry average at 143.59% against 13.20. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2022. Revenue is predicted to grow 207.10% this quarter and then jump 118.60% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 54.60% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $19.47 billion as predicted by 5 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 5 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $19.02 billion by the end of Sep 2022. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $10.21 billion and $11.62 billion respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to grow by 90.70% and then jump by 63.70% in the coming quarter.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 32.60%. While earnings are projected to return 342.80% in 2022, the next five years will return 20.53% per annum.

COP Dividends

ConocoPhillips is due to release its next quarterly earnings between May 02 and May 06. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance. Investors should also take the other fundamental and operational aspects into account before investing in the stock. The forward dividend ratio for ConocoPhillips is 3.01, with the dividend yield indicating at 3.30 percent, continuing the trend of increasing dividends in recent years.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)’s Major holders

ConocoPhillips insiders own 0.10% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 81.44%, with the float percentage being 81.52%. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the largest shareholder of the company, while 2,440 institutions own stock in it. As of Mar 30, 2022, the company held over 111.1 million shares (or 8.59% of all shares), a total value of $11.11 billion in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 107.54 million shares, is of Blackrock Inc.’s that is approximately 8.31% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Mar 30, 2022, these shares were valued at $10.75 billion.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of ConocoPhillips (COP) shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. Data provided on Mar 30, 2022 indicates that Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns about 37.5 million shares. This amounts to just over 2.90 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $3.75 billion market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 28.5 million, or about 2.20% of the stock, which is worth about $2.85 billion.

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