Todd Johnson sees ConocoPhillips' (COP) decision to split itself in two as a clear positive for...

|About: ConocoPhillips (COP)|By:, SA News Editor
Todd Johnson sees ConocoPhillips' (COP) decision to split itself in two as a clear positive for investors, given how the business models of the exploration and refining divisions require dedicated management teams. As evidence, Johnson points to the strong performance of Marathon Oil (MRO, MPC) shares after announcing a similar split in January.