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Analyzing Wall Street’s Targets for COP, MRO, SWN, and ECA

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Analyst recommendations

In this final part of the series, we’ll analyze Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for the upstream companies (XOP) we’ve looked at in this series.

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ConocoPhillips

Currently, ~72.0% of Wall Street analysts rate ConocoPhillips (COP) a “buy,” and ~28.0% rate it a “hold.” There are no “sell” ratings for the stock. The median price target for COP is $58, which is ~28.0% higher than its March 21, 2017, closing price of $45.18.

Marathon Oil

Currently, ~48.0% of Wall Street analysts rate Marathon Oil (MRO) a “buy,” and ~48.0% rate it a “hold.” About 4.0% rate it a “sell.” The median price target for MRO is $21.50, which is ~43.0% higher than its March 21, 2017, closing price of $15.05.

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Southwestern Energy

Currently, ~20.0% Wall Street analysts rate Southwestern Energy (SWN) a “buy,” and ~73.0% rate it a “hold.” About 7.0% rate the stock a “sell.” The median price target for SWN is $11, which is ~48.0% higher than its March 21, 2017, closing price of $7.45.

Encana

Currently, ~53.0% of Wall Street analysts rate Encana (ECA) a “buy,” and ~36.0% rate it a “hold.” About 11.0% rate the stock a “sell.” The median price target for ECA is $15, which is ~42.0% higher than its March 21, 2017, closing price of $10.58.

Based on the above analyst recommendations, all the stocks we’ve looked at in this series are trading below their Wall Street analyst targets and have upside potentials of 28.0%–48.0%.

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