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Insights Into ConocoPhillips (COP) Exposure By Institutions

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It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for ConocoPhillips (COP) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.20, or -0.19%, to $107.45. The ConocoPhillips has recorded 183,346 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that ConocoPhillips Reports Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2022 Results and 176% Preliminary Reserve Replacement Ratio; Announces 2023 Guidance and Planned Return of Capital of $11 Billion; Declares Quarterly Dividend and Variable Return of Cash Distribution.

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Stocks Info

ConocoPhillips is listed on the NYSE in the Energy sector while operating in the Oil & Gas E&P industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $107.65 and fluctuated between $108.92 as its day high and $106.67 as its day low. The current market capitalization of ConocoPhillips is $130.83B. A total of 4.9 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 6.35M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, COP has seen 20 BUY and 31 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 686,879 and the disposition of 631,934 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 29 BUYs and 46 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,317,601 shares during that period but sold 1,337,090.

In the most recent transaction, WALKER R A bought 4,800 shares of COP for 103.00 per share on Feb 22. After the transaction, the Director now owns 27,600 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 22, WALKER R A bought 1,200 shares at 103.00 per share. COP shares that Director owns now total 6,900.

Among the insiders who bought shares, WALKER R A acquired of 4,800 shares on Feb 17 at a per-share price of $104.50. This resulted in the Director holding 22,800 shares of COP after the transaction. In another insider transaction, WALKER R A bought 1,200 shares at $104.50 per share on Feb 17. Company shares held by the Director now total 5,700.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. ConocoPhillips pays an annual dividend of $5.34, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.96%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.40. COP’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/28/2023 when it declared a $0.51 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/14/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/13/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 12/23/2022. The COP stock dividend was $0.51 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for COP in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $136.71 with high estimates of $160.00 and low estimates of $92.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, COP has a high of $137.63 and a low of $76.71.

As of this writing, COP has an earnings estimate of $2.57 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 20 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.96 per share and a lower estimate of $2. The company reported an EPS of $3.6 in the last quarter, which was 4.00% higher than expectations of $3.46.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 29 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for COP is Sell with a score of 4.32. A total of 20 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 6 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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