ConocoPhillips [NYSE: COP] surged by $1.6 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $52.925 during the day while it closed the day at $52.74. The company report on March 31, 2021 that ConocoPhillips Provides Preliminary First-Quarter 2021 Operational and Financial Update; Reaffirms Full-Year 2021 Capital of $5.5 Billion and Production of 1.5 Million Barrels of Oil Equivalent per Day; Provides Additional 2021 Guidance.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) provided information regarding preliminary first-quarter 2021 operational and financial updates as well as certain full-year 2021 guidance items. The information discussed herein reflects the combined company following the close of the Concho transaction in January. Final first-quarter results will be reported on May 4.
ConocoPhillips stock has also gained 4.96% of its value over the past 7 days. However, COP stock has inclined by 29.55% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 80.86% and gained 31.88% year-on date.
The market cap for COP stock reached $74.09 billion, with 1.07 billion shares outstanding and 1.07 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 9.90M shares, COP reached a trading volume of 8772428 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about ConocoPhillips [COP]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for COP shares is $64.99 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on COP stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
BofA Securities have made an estimate for ConocoPhillips shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 15, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on February 03, 2021, representing the official price target for ConocoPhillips stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $56, while Scotiabank analysts kept a Sector Outperform rating on COP stock. On January 12, 2021, analysts increased their price target for COP shares from 36 to 56.
The Average True Range (ATR) for ConocoPhillips is set at 1.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for COP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.95. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.70.
COP stock trade performance evaluation
ConocoPhillips [COP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.96. With this latest performance, COP shares dropped by -2.37% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 80.86% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 34.75% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for COP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 56.70, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.91 for ConocoPhillips [COP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 53.30, while it was recorded at 52.27 for the last single week of trading, and 42.37 for the last 200 days.
ConocoPhillips [COP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and ConocoPhillips [COP] shares currently have an operating margin of -9.75 and a Gross Margin at -3.44. ConocoPhillips’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -14.39.
Return on Total Capital for COP is now -3.78, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -5.66. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -8.33, with Return on Assets sitting at -4.06. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, ConocoPhillips [COP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 54.12. Additionally, COP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 35.12, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 25.80. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 51.29, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 33.28.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, ConocoPhillips [COP] managed to generate an average of -$278,454 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.10 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.28.ConocoPhillips’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.10 and a Current Ratio set at 2.20.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for ConocoPhillips [COP] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, ConocoPhillips posted 0.45/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.23/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 95.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for COP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for ConocoPhillips go to -8.50%.
ConocoPhillips [COP]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $54,413 million, or 63.10% of COP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of COP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 116,639,770, which is approximately -5.548% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 106,616,875 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.45 billion in COP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $3.93 billion in COP stock with ownership of nearly 5.606% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in ConocoPhillips stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 722 institutional holders increased their position in ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] by around 124,109,699 shares. Additionally, 719 investors decreased positions by around 112,251,925 shares, while 168 investors held positions by with 827,647,400 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,064,009,024 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. COP stock had 235 new institutional investments in for a total of 19,143,798 shares, while 112 institutional investors sold positions of 12,798,354 shares during the same period.