| ConocoPhillips is an independent exploration and production company which explores for, produces, transports and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas and natural gas liquids. Co.'s segments are: Alaska, which operates in Alaska; Lower 48, which operates in the U.S. states and the Gulf of Mexico; Canada, which operates in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Europe, Middle East and North Africa, which includes operations located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and terminalling operations in the U.K.; Asia Pacific, which operates in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia; and Other International, which includes activities in Colombia. The COP YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the COP YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether COP YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the COP YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.