ConocoPhillips (COP) Frontline Active Stocks in Broker Choice

Erika Holt
April 17, 2018

The Willis Investment Counsel holds 142,239 shares with $7.81M value, up from 113,615 last quarter. Day traders need to be able to get in and out of a stock quickly and easily, so they will want to trade stocks with high daily volume - typically 1 million shares at absolute minimum.

ConocoPhillips (COP) closed the Friday at final price of $64.9 after traded 9659335 shares. It has outperformed by 21.98% the S&P500.

Opus Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in General Electric Co. Ubs Oconnor Llc sold 76,117 shares as the company's stock declined 14.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,000 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $524,000, down from 171,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 1,026,000 shares of the energy producer's stock valued at $51,351,000 after purchasing an additional 253,600 shares during the last quarter. About 33.71 million shares traded. BioCardia, Inc. (OTCMKTS:BCDA) has 0.00% since April 16, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 19.30% the S&P500.

Sheets Smith Wealth Management decreased Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr stake by 26,647 shares to 32,971 valued at $766,000 in 2017Q4. It also upped Ebay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) stake by 488,893 shares and now owns 500,230 shares. (NYSE:EOG) by 10,400 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 179,700 shares, and cut its stake in Dowdupont Inc.

Among 25 analysts covering ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. 85% are bullish. 23 are the (NYSE:COP)'s analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 23. Whereas 2 of them predict the stock is a hold. Barclays set a $71.00 price objective on ConocoPhillips and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Sunday, March 4th. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy" on Friday, July 28.

In total 13 analysts cover ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $60.42. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 12 with "Hold". On Friday, April 13 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy".

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Since March 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.47 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.09, from 2017Q3's 0.63. Colonial Trust Advisors increased its holdings in shares of ConocoPhillips by 36.0% during the fourth quarter. 165 funds opened positions while 435 raised stakes. Investors holded 814.86 million in 2017Q3 but now own 805.62 million shares or 1.13% less.

Past 5 years growth of COP observed at -17.50%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at N/A. Mitchell Sinkler & Starr Pa holds 0.76% or 9,367 shares. A rating of 3 would show a mean Hold recommendation. First Trust LP stated it has 196,367 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.15% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Swiss Bancorporation reported 4.49M shares. The energy producer reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.45. Prudential Pcl has 0.03% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). BCDA's SI was 1,300 shares in April as released by FINRA.

Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on May, 2. Therefore 41% are positive. General Electric Company had 97 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an "overweight" rating on shares of ConocoPhillips in a research note on Monday, December 12th. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 25. On Wednesday, January 24 Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of COP in report with "Equal-Weight" rating. Oppenheimer maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Monday, June 12 with "Hold" rating. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 10th. RBC Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to "Buy" on Thursday, August 27.

The Switzerland-based Swiss Bank has invested 0.8% in PepsiCo, Inc. Its down 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It also increased its holding in Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) by 23,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 317,899 shares, and has risen its stake in Oaktree Cap Group Llc (NYSE:OAK). 96 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. To dig out factors, always good to learn who else owns shares, the institutional owner includes mutual funds and pension funds are major players. Wellington Shields Communication Ltd Liability Co has 4,650 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Carnegie Asset Management Ltd Liability Company has 0.17% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Palisade Asset Mngmt Limited Co reported 240,662 shares. Usca Ria Ltd Liability Com has 0.09% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). 4,213 are held by University Of Texas Invest Managment. Hrt Fincl Ltd Llc accumulated 19,450 shares or 1.09% of the stock. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.69% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Sta Wealth Mgmt Ltd Co accumulated 28,214 shares. First Pacific Advisors Ltd Liability Com has 1.28% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 9.79 million shares. Heading back to the start of the year, we can see that shares have changed 18.24%.

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