Will CONOCOPHILLIPS breakout?

CONOCOPHILLIPS (COP)       102.34   -1.32 (-1.27%)

After market: 102.35 +0.01 (+0.01%)


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Will CONOCOPHILLIPS breakout?9 days ago - Chartmill

Our stock screener has spotted CONOCOPHILLIPS (NYSE:COP) as a possible breakout candidate. A technical breakout setup pattern occurs when the stock is consolidating after a nice uptrend. Whether the actual breakout occurs remains to be seen of course, but it may be interesting to keep an eye on NYSE:COP.

COP Daily chart on 2022-09-23

Zooming in on the technicals.

ChartMill assigns a proprietary Technical Rating to each stock. The score is computed daily by evaluating various technical indicators and properties. The score ranges from 0 to 10.

Overall COP gets a technical rating of 9 out of 10. This is due to a consistent performance in both the short and longer term time frames. Also compared to the overall market, COP is showing a nice and steady performance.

  • The long and short term trends are both positive. This is looking good!
  • Looking at the yearly performance, COP did better than 98% of all other stocks. On top of that, COP also shows a nice and consistent pattern of rising prices.
  • COP is one of the better performing stocks in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry, it outperforms 82% of 379 stocks in the same industry.
  • COP is currently trading in the upper part of its 52 week range. This is a good signal, certainly because the S&P500 Index is currently trading in the lower part of its 52 week range.
  • In the last month COP has a been trading in the 104.76 - 118.39 range, which is quite wide. It is currently trading in the middle of this range, so some resistance may be found above.

Why is NYSE:COP a setup?

ChartMill also assign a Setup Rating to every stock. With this score it is determined to what extend the stock has been trading in a range in the recent days and weeks. This score also ranges from 0 to 10 and is updated daily. The setup score evaluates various short term technical indicators. NYSE:COP scores a 8 out of 10:

Besides having an excellent technical rating, COP also presents a decent setup pattern. Prices have been consolidating lately. A pullback is taking place, which may present a nice opportunity for an entry. There is very little resistance above the current price.

Trading breakout setups.

A breakout could materialize when the stock breaks out to new highs above the current consolidation zone. One could wait for this to happen and buy when this happens. A stop loss could be placed below the consolidation zone.

Of course, there are many ways to trade or not trade NYSE:COP and this article should in no way be interpreted as trading advice. The article is purely based on an automated technical analysis and just points out the technical observations. Always make your own analysis and trade at your own responsibility.

Our Breakout analyzer lists more breakout setups and is updated daily.

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