Marathon Oil Corporation Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MRO)

What Wall Street Analysts Are Saying about Marathon Oil

The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $19.00, which would be decrease of about -28% of its current value. The median target of analyst views collected by Yahoo Finance was as much as $3.69 below MUR's recent stock price.

Turning to market valuation, the P/E ratio is N/A, the P/S ratio is 2.46 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.88. The mean target of $30.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $23.61 a share. About 663,227 shares traded. Apartment Investment and Management Co (NYSE:AIV) has risen 4.52% since June 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 58.40% the S&P500. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), 14 of them rate its stock a hold.

A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company. Plante Moran Advisors Limited Liability Corp has 0.18% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) for 16,893 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.25, for a total transaction of $213,000.00. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. The last session's volume of 3.65 million shares was lower than its average volume of 4.65 million shares. IVERS-READ GILLIAN C sold 3,000 shares worth $200,970. For the quarter, shares have been noted at -28.74%.

ATR remains at 0.78 while Beta component of the stock stands at 1.08. It worsened, as 40 investors sold MUR shares while 127 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. The company has its outstanding shares of 994.10 million. Umb National Bank N A Mo has invested 0.05% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Boys Arnold And invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Lenox Wealth Mngmt invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Crestwood Limited holds 0.01% or 32,928 shares in its portfolio. $237,696 worth of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) was sold by Palmer C. Michael.

While trading at volume above than average, Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) previous 52-week high was $35.19 and moved down -9.74% over the same period, trading at a volume of 3.36 million. 148,350 were reported by Icon Advisers Company. Cleararc holds 0.06% or 20,579 shares.

Swift Run Capital Management Llc, which manages about $239.73M and $169.42M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in American Intl Group Inc Wt Exp 011921 by 41,210 shares to 401,805 shares, valued at $9.43 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Asset Management One holds 0.13% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) or 1.04 million shares. Fmr Lc has 0% invested in Agenus Inc (NASDAQ:AGEN) for 1.62 million shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Lp reported 630 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 43,142 shares.

More news for Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) were recently published by:, which released: "Marathon Petroleum Corp. vice president John R. Haley to retire" on May 22, 2017. The stock declined 1.18% or $0.31 reaching $26 per share. For the quarter, shares are performing at -72.35%. ValuEngine lowered Marathon Oil Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is down -20.22%, compared with a gain of almost 0.15% for 3 months and about -1.02% for the past 30 days. MPC's profit will be $587.01 million for 11.98 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.07.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Marathon Petroleum Corporation the EPS stands at 0.06 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be -0.05, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations. Therefore 39% are positive. had 144 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shares for $1.93M were sold by Jassy Andrew R on Wednesday, February 15. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Apartment Investment and Management Co (NYSE:AIV) earned "Neutral" rating by SunTrust on Thursday, June 2. On Thursday, February 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Top Pick". The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Monday, August 24. As per Thursday, May 19, the company rating was initiated by UBS. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Credit Agricole.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market cap of $11.17 billion and over the last 12 months, MRO has declined by -2.03%.


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