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Here's Why ConocoPhillips (COP) is a Strong Value Stock

For new and old investors, taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals.

Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under their true value, are what value investors like to focus on. So, the Value Style Score takes into account ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to highlight the most attractive and discounted stocks.


ConocoPhillips (COP)

Headquartered in Houston, TX, ConocoPhillips is primarily involved in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Considering proved reserves and production, the company is among the largest explorers and producers in the world. The company, founded in 1875, has a strong presence across conventional and unconventional plays in 13 countries. ConocoPhillips’ low-risk and cost-effective operations are spread across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

COP sits at a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), holds a Value Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. Compared to the Oil and Gas - Integrated - United States industry's P/E of 15.3X, shares of ConocoPhillips are trading at a forward P/E of 13.7X. COP also has a PEG Ratio of 2.7, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 8X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 2.6X.

Many value investors pay close attention to a company's earnings as well. For COP, six analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.40 to $9.47 per share for 2024. Per share COP boasts an average earnings surprise of 8.5%.

COP should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive earnings and valuation fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Value and VGM Style Scores.

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