COP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Conocophillips Q2 Loss Widens, Revenue Falls 35% (COP)

    July 28, 2016
    To combat the downturn, Conoco said it will reduce its 2016 capital spending budget to $5.5 billion, compared to its prior ...
  2. Phillips 66 vs. ConocoPhillips: Who Won (COP, PSX)

    July 24, 2016
    A look at why ConocoPhillips, once America's third-largest oil company, decided to spin off Phillips 66 in 2012.
  3. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Energy (XOM, CVX)

    July 23, 2016
    The largest corporate donors from the energy sector in 2015 include companies that substantially increased their giving despite ...
  4. US Oil Sector Pre-Earnings Analysis

    July 13, 2016
    Analysts expect oil refiners to do best and upstream crude producers to do worst this earnings season.
  5. How the Equity Market Became Sensitive to Oil (COP, WFC)

    June 17, 2016
    Discover the reason equities markets became closely correlated with oil prices in the first quarter of 2016, and why the ...
  6. 3 Reasons Why XLE & USO's Performances Will Be Limited

    June 12, 2016
    Discover the three reasons why the United States Oil Fund and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund will likely underperform ...
  7. The Share Buyback Report: The Energy Sector (XOM, CVX)

    May 18, 2016
    Examine historical share repurchase data for the energy sector. Review buyback activity over time, and find out which companies ...
  8. Why Big Oil Bailed on $2.5B in Arctic Drilling Rights

    May 10, 2016
    Tossing good money after bad is not a sound strategy.
  9. 5 High-Quality Oil Companies to Consider Right Now (XOM, EOG)

    May 7, 2016
    Learn about five oil companies whose long-term prospects remain positive despite the precipitous decline in crude prices ...
  10. Exxon Mobil Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (XOM, PKD)

    April 30, 2016
    Take a quick look at several key companies supplying products and services in support of Exxon Mobil's global oil and gas ...
  11. The Debt Report: The Energy Sector

    April 26, 2016
    Discover how the energy sector bit off more debt than it could chew, and learn why the energy bond contagion has market analysts ...
  12. The 5 Biggest Energy Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, XOM)

    March 21, 2016
    Explore the 5 largest energy sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much each stock contributes to the ETF ...
  13. Analyzing Chesapeake Energy's Return on Equity (CHK, COP)

    March 19, 2016
    Analyze Chesapeake Energy's ROE, and understand why declining revenues and mounting expenses have dropped the company's earnings ...
  14. Analyzing ConocoPhillips’ Return on Equity (COP, XOM)

    March 17, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of ConocoPhillips, and understand how falling earnings and margins amid low oil prices ...
  15. ConocoPhillips' 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (COP)

    March 13, 2016
    Learn about the oil and natural gas glut, its impact on producers such as ConocoPhillips, and the energy giant's top three ...
  16. The 3 Riskiest Oil ETFs for 2016 (CVX, XOM)

    March 12, 2016
    Discover the characteristics of the riskiest oil ETFS in 2016. Opportunities may exist, but are only for the most risk-tolerant ...
  17. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  18. The World's Top 10 Natural Gas Companies (XOM, OGZPY)

    March 1, 2016
    Read about the 10 companies that combined to produce about 105 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014, about 30% of the ...
  19. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks for 2016 (XOM, BP)

    February 9, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after a dismal ...
  20. 4 Energy Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (COP, CVX)

    February 4, 2016
    Discover four energy companies that could maintain or even increase their dividends in 2016, making them the best investments ...
  21. ConocoPhillips' Projected Loss Puts Dividend at Risk (COP)

    February 3, 2016
    Conoco's stubbornness in suspending its dividend and working down its debt should keep investors away from this name.
  22. Will Oil Fall Beneath $30 per Barrel?

    January 12, 2016
    The ongoing collapse in the price of oil continues today as the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ...
  23. Is ConocoPhillips Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (COP)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn more about ConocoPhillips, one of the strongest companies in the oil sector, and whether it would be a suitable addition ...
  24. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    January 5, 2016
    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  25. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Oil Stocks for 2016

    December 14, 2015
    Discover the top five dividend-paying oil companies for 2016 and what factors contribute to their ability to continue dividend ...
  26. The Biggest Risks of Investing in ConocoPhillips Stock

    November 30, 2015
    Understand the risks of investing in ConocoPhillips stock. Learn about how there is a risk of a dividend cut due to lower ...
  27. Watch These Basic Materials Turn-Around Stocks (IYM, AU)

    October 25, 2015
    The basic materials sector is turning around. Here's the outlook for the sector and some of the strongest stocks within it.
  28. ConocoPhillips Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    October 20, 2015
    Discover a detailed analysis of ConocoPhillips' dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of ...
  29. 3 Resilient Oil Stocks for a Down Market (XOM, CVX)

    October 9, 2015
    Stuck on oil? Take a look at these six stocks—three that present risk vs. three that offer some resiliency.
  30. Kinder Morgan and Midstream Oil

    August 10, 2015
    Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the biggest players in the midstream energy sector, which involves the transportation and storage ...
  31. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy (VDE, XOM)

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  32. Who Benefits from Lifting Iran Sanctions? (TOT, RDS.B)

    July 24, 2015
    There are multiple parties that will benefit from the lifting of Iranian sanctions and the return of the country to the international ...
  33. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  34. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    April 16, 2015
    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  35. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil (COP, TOT)

    April 6, 2015
    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  36. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    March 25, 2015
    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  37. Black Gold In JR Ewing Country: Texas' Oil Economy

    February 23, 2015
    The economy of Texas is soaring because of oil and oil-derivated products and services, but is that sustainable with the ...
  38. The World's 10 Most Indebted Oil Companies (OGZPY, PBR)

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 global oil ...
  39. The Most Indebted US Oil Companies

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 US oil companies ...
  40. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  41. ConocoPhillips's Well-Oiled Profit Machine

    December 9, 2014
    By focusing on upstream production and farming out subsequent links in the chain, ConocoPhillips maximizes profits in a very ...
  42. 3 Undervalued Stocks In An Overvalued Market

    September 4, 2014
    Einstein is rumored to have defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ...
  43. The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  44. Earn A 4% Yield On Big Oil's Best Kept Secret... At A 15% Discount

    December 24, 2013
    The major oil companies (also known as Supermajors) have long been known for their steady growth and cash flow generating ...
  45. Williams Companies and Other Energy Stocks Worth a Look Now

    May 22, 2013
    The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP) is holding its investor conference this week. And there ...
  46. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    May 14, 2013
    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting ...
  47. Valero Stockholders: Should You Keep The Spin-Off Shares?

    April 8, 2013
    Spin-off's have a history of performing well in the first months of going public, but will this be the case for Valero?
  48. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    April 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  49. Exxon Mobil - 3 Facts That Might Surprise You (XOM, CVX, COP, ...

    March 13, 2012
    Exxon Mobil revealed information about the company’s operations and finances that might surprise investors.
  50. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  51. Jim Stack Was Right-and He's Still Bullish

    February 25, 2012
    The expert who famously predicted the housing bubble and the 2009 bull market believes that despite lingering fears in the ...
  52. 4 Stocks To Contemplate Before Wednesday

    January 24, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 25th.
  53. Cenovus Energy To Boost Spending In 2012

    December 9, 2011
    Cenovus Energy announced a large increase in capital spending in 2012, and will use this spending to increase production.
  54. International Shale Update

    November 30, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is going forward in the development of shale resources outside of North America.
  55. Royal Dutch Shell Strategy Update

    September 19, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell held its twice a year strategy update and is well along in meeting goals set out in 2010.
  56. H&R Block: 3 Reasons Buffett Should Buy Back In

    July 27, 2011
    Buffett may have moved on from HRB, but there are three strong reasons he might want to take another look.
  57. Marathon Oil Or Marathon Petroleum: Which Is The Better Stock?

    July 25, 2011
    At the end of June, Marathon spun off its downstream assets. I'll look at which company is the better stock.
  58. Royal Dutch Shell Counting On Integrated Gas Projects

    March 23, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell is involved with three large integrated gas projects, and needs to successfully execute on these to meet ...
  59. Oil And Gas In The Caspian Sea

    August 30, 2010
    The Caspian Sea is ground zero for the major integrated oil companies in the search for energy to meet future demand. The ...
  60. BP Outlines Strategy For 2010 And Beyond

    March 18, 2010
    BP plans to achieve 1-2% oil and gas production growth through 2015 - can it follow through on this plan?
  61. What A Year For ConocoPhillips

    October 30, 2009
    While comparing numbers to last year make net income look weak, deeply entrenched oil companies like ConocoPhillips can do ...
  62. Your Standard Oil Portfolio

    November 26, 2008
    Five companies remain from the Standard Oil breakup in 1911. Investors who built a portfolio around them would have crushed ...
  63. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.
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