With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Conoco and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Integrated oil and gas
Chairman/CEO Ryan Lance
CFO Jeffrey Sheets
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$5.4 billion / $25.1 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 5,806 members who have rated Conoco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Despite cleaner fuels, natural gas, and alternative fuel sources, oil is still "king" for the vast majority of the world's growth. ... "The end of cheap oil" has been argued here by other Fools and in other publications, so I won't belabor the issue except to say that throughput costs and the decreasing availability of easily extracted oil has a direct effect on spot oil prices (excluding speculation). I have just recently begun following COP and despite having underperformed the S&P recently, it is in good company with the rest of the industry which has had a weak showing 1-year EPS growth. COP though is paying over a [4% dividend yield] while you wait for the markets to recover.
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