Also, referred to as shorts, the butt birds are creating all the reasons why COP is a looming disaster. Just for the record, the earnings beat all expectations and the transparency that the company has and continues to provide is revealing that the management team is right on track. Sell if you like. I will hold and add based on a 5% yield that will be increased in the future and an energy company that is delivering on what they promised. They even have a very transparent vision!