Oil & Gas Stocks In News: ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE)

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and General Electric represent the energy sector dividend aristocrats of Buffet’s portfolio. Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company, take up the healthcare portion. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) stock performance was 0.63% in last session and finished the day at $74.49. Traded volume was 5.25million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 5.82million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.18. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) insider ownership is 0.02%.

BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank. BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) rose 1.19 percent to $49.39 Thursday on volume of 4.96million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $48.96 to $49.50. BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) has a market capitalization of $152.21billion.

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) plans to run higher-sulfur Alaskan and Middle Eastern crudes when it completes work at Northern California’s largest refinery in 2016, not the Bakken oil helping spur the U.S. path to energy independence. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)’s stock on Apr 24, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.31% to the closing price of $124.30. Its fifty two weeks range is $109.27 -$127.83. The total market capitalization recorded $236.63billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 5.19million shares. In its share capital, CVX has 1.90billion outstanding shares.

To gain competitive advantage over peers like Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL), Transocean (NYSE: RIG) and Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE), the company has invested $4.5 billion in Ultra deep water floaters and high specification units. These will be delivered in the next 2 years and is estimated to contribute around 80% of the Atwood’s EBITDA in 2015. On Thursday, shares of Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) advanced 2.71% to close the day at $31.79. Company return on investment (ROI) is 6.90% and its monthly performance is recorded as 0.22%. Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) quarterly revenue growth is -2.84%.