ConocoPhillips [COP] stock prices are up 0.74% to $124.48 at the moment. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The COP shares have gain 3.35% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 6.64%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.
On 14, September 2023, ConocoPhillips to Further Diversify Global LNG Portfolio with Additional Long-Term Agreement for European Regas Capacity. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced today further progress on its global liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy, signing a commercial agreement to secure additional regasification capacity in Europe at the Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands. This agreement further complements the company’s foundational LNG resource positions in Qatar and Australia, offtake and equity in Sempra’s recently sanctioned Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project on the U.S. Gulf Coast, regasification agreement at the German LNG Terminal announced last year, and the offtake agreements at Mexico Pacific’s Saguaro LNG export facility on the west coast of Mexico announced last month.
From an analyst’s perspective:
ConocoPhillips [NYSE: COP] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on July 07, 2023, when Wolfe Research upgraded its rating to a Outperform but kept the price target unchanged to $120 for it.
The stock price of ConocoPhillips [COP] has been fluctuating between $90.43 and $135.97 over the past year. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $134.52 within the next 12 months. ConocoPhillips [NYSE: COP] shares were valued at $124.48 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 8.07% based on the average COP price forecast.
Analyzing the COP fundamentals
The most recent quarter, ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] reported sales of 12.37 billion, representing a drop of -41.60%. In the same period, the company’s revenue per employee was $8,271,789, whereas its income per employee was $1,960,000. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +37.70% with Operating Margin at +32.63%, Pretax Margin comes in at +35.92%, and Net Margin reading is +23.69%. To continue investigating profitability, this company’s Return on Assets is posted at 20.19, Equity is 39.87, Total Capital is 39.09, and Invested Capital is 28.82. Taking a look at the Principal structure of this organization reveals enduring liabilities to the total capital at 26.37 and enduring liabilities to the whole assets at 18.32.
Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 123.79 points at the first support level, and at 123.10 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 125.45, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 126.42.
ConocoPhillips [COP] reported earnings per share of $1.84 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 6/29/2023. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $1.95/share, meaning a difference of -$0.11 and a surprise factor of -5.60%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 3/30/2023 were $2.38 per share as compared to estimates of $2.05 per share, a difference of $0.33 representing a surprise of 16.10%.
Ratios To Look Out For
It’s worth pointing out that ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP]’s Current Ratio is 1.40. Further, the Quick Ratio stands at 1.36, while the Cash Ratio is 0.72. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.92, the price to book ratio is 3.01 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 11.97.
Transactions by insiders
Recent insider trading involved Lance Ryan Michael, Chairman and CEO, that happened on Sep 01 when 0.57 million shares were sold. Director, DEVINE CAROLINE MAURY completed a deal on May 08 to sell 1000.0 shares. Meanwhile, Director WALKER R A bought 4800.0 shares on Feb 22.