ConocoPhillips (COP) is Downgraded by Jefferies to Underperform

ConocoPhillips (COP) was Downgraded by Jefferies to ” Underperform”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Hold ” on the company shares. Jefferies advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 21, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on ConocoPhillips. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Mar 29, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $55 .Shares were Reiterated by UBS on Feb 5, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 38 from a previous price target of $42 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 5, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 50 from a previous price target of $61 .

On the company’s financial health, ConocoPhillips reported $-0.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.26 based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.64.Analysts expectations of $ 7270.46.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.60 EPS.

ConocoPhillips opened for trading at $42.09 and hit $45 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $45, with a gain of 2.97% or 1.3 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 93,62,669 shares. Company has a market cap of $55,629 M.

In a different news, on Mar 10, 2016, Arjun N Murti (director) purchased 7,500 shares at $39.24 per share price. According to the SEC, on Nov 20, 2015, Jeffrey Wayne Sheets (EVP and CFO) sold 15,746 shares at $54.00 per share price. On Aug 17, 2015, Ellen Desanctis (Vice President) purchased 7,000 shares at $49.91 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

ConocoPhillips (ConocoPhillips) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company explores for produces transports and markets crude oil bitumen natural gas liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas liquids. The Company operates through six operating segments which are primarily defined by geographic region: Alaska Lower 48 Canada Europe Asia Pacific and Middle East and Other International. The Company’s continuing operations are producing in the United States Norway the United Kingdom Canada Australia Timor-Leste Indonesia China Malaysia Qatar Libya and Russia. The Company has major ownership interests in two of North America’s oil fields located on Alaska’s North Slope: Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk.


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