How to buy ConocoPhillips shares
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ConocoPhillips is an oil & gas e&p business with stocks listed in the US. ConocoPhillips shares (COP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$32.7 – a decrease of 6.25% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in ConocoPhillips
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for ConocoPhillips. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: COP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ConocoPhillips reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$32.7, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of ConocoPhillips, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ConocoPhillips. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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What's in this guide?
- ConocoPhillips key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is ConocoPhillips stock a buy or sell?
- ConocoPhillips performance over time
- Can I short ConocoPhillips shares?
- Is ConocoPhillips suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ConocoPhillips shares over-valued?
- ConocoPhillips's financials
- How volatile are ConocoPhillips shares?
- Does ConocoPhillips pay a dividend?
- Have ConocoPhillips shares ever split?
- Other common questions
ConocoPhillips share priceUse our graph to track the performance of COP stocks over time.
ConocoPhillips shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$20.1771 - US$60.9088|
|50-day moving average||US$42.2627|
|200-day moving average||US$37.8564|
|Dividend yield||US$1.72 (3.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.095|
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Is it a good time to buy ConocoPhillips stock?
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ConocoPhillips price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-15)||-27.53%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-18.41%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||0.49%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||-19.18%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-48.21%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||-50.35%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||-45.92%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||-13.19%|
Is ConocoPhillips under- or over-valued?
Valuing ConocoPhillips stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ConocoPhillips's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ConocoPhillips's P/E ratio
ConocoPhillips's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, ConocoPhillips shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
ConocoPhillips's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.3 billion (£4.6 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a ConocoPhillips's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$21.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$16.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||-3.45%|
|Market capitalisation||US$49.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting ConocoPhillips shares
There are currently 42.8 million ConocoPhillips shares held short by investors – that's known as ConocoPhillips's "short interest". This figure is 10.5% up from 38.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ConocoPhillips shares can be evaluated.
ConocoPhillips's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
ConocoPhillips's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ConocoPhillips shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ConocoPhillips shares traded daily (recently around 11.2 million). ConocoPhillips's SIR currently stands at 3.81. In other words for every 100,000 ConocoPhillips shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3810 shares are currently held short.
However ConocoPhillips's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ConocoPhillips shares, or, against the total number of tradable ConocoPhillips shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ConocoPhillips's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ConocoPhillips shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0401% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ConocoPhillips shares, roughly 40 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ConocoPhillips.
Find out more about how you can short ConocoPhillips stock.
ConocoPhillips's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like ConocoPhillips.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
ConocoPhillips's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34.83
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ConocoPhillips's overall score of 34.83 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 60th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ConocoPhillips is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
ConocoPhillips's environmental score
Environmental score: 19.94/100
ConocoPhillips's environmental score of 19.94 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ConocoPhillips is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ConocoPhillips's social score
Social score: 11.86/100
ConocoPhillips's social score of 11.86 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ConocoPhillips is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
ConocoPhillips's governance score
Governance score: 12.03/100
ConocoPhillips's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ConocoPhillips is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ConocoPhillips's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. ConocoPhillips scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that ConocoPhillips has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||34.83|
|Total ESG percentile||60.08|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
ConocoPhillips share dividends
We're not expecting ConocoPhillips to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have ConocoPhillips's shares ever split?
ConocoPhillips's shares were split on a 1311791:10 basis on 1 May 2012. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1311791 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ConocoPhillips shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ConocoPhillips shares which in turn could have impacted ConocoPhillips's share price.
ConocoPhillips share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ConocoPhillips's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$20.1771 up to US$60.9088. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ConocoPhillips's is 1.864. This would suggest that ConocoPhillips's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas liquids worldwide. The company primarily engages in the conventional and tight oil reservoirs, shale gas, heavy oil, LNG, oil sands, and other production operations. Its portfolio includes unconventional plays in North America; conventional assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various LNG developments; oil sands assets in Canada; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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