ConocoPhillips Shares Up; Bank of America Upgrades to Buy
By Michael Dabaie
ConocoPhillips shares were up 5.5% to $55.47 in Wednesday
Bank of America Global Research upgraded the stock to Buy from
Neutral and boosted its price objective to $67 from $65, saying
this followed a recent pullback.
"COP has led peers on the cash returns model and at current
commodity levels, the potential scale of returns is impressive,"
the Bank of America note said.
"Looking forward we see COP poised to accelerate cash returns at
an earlier and more significant pace than any 'pure-play' E&P
or oil major," the analyst note said.
ConocoPhillips on Tuesday morning reported first-quarter
earnings per share of 75 cents per share, compared with a
first-quarter 2020 loss $1.60. Adjusted EPS was 69 cents.
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