Most Active mover Update on Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil MRO

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)'s shares may have a significant upside to the consensus target of 20.24, but how has it been performing relative to the market? The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.76% and Monthly Volatility of 3.20%. (NYSE:MRO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in MPC. CGOV Asset Management acquired a new position in Marathon Petroleum Corp during the third quarter worth $666,000. Jacobi Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp by 31.0% in the third quarter. The stock appeared -2.82% below its 52-week highs and is up 3.97% for the last five trades. Marathon Petroleum Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Alpha One's scale. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc now owns 12,107 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $191,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the period. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. Marathon Petroleum Corp also was the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. The stock rose 1.70% or $0.89 reaching $53.2 per share.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) ended its day with gain 0.30% and finalized at the price of $52.67. The stock had a trading volume of 15,984,820 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $15.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.17. Barclays PLC lowered their price objective on Marathon Petroleum Corp from $68.00 to $62.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 2nd.

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The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -1.04%, closing at the stock price of $14.33. This is an increase of 491% compared to the average volume of 2,689 call options. The stock has earnings growth of 0.00% yoy and showed a low EPS growth of -15.80% over the past five years.

The company's net profit margin stands at 16.90% whereas its return on equity (ROE) is 3.90%. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.29 billion. On average, analysts predict that Marathon Oil will post ($0.16) EPS for the current year. The firm's revenue was up 88.1% on a year-over-year basis. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.40.

RIG first paid dividend in 2011 and has increased their dividend for 0 straight years. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 15th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.38%. Marathon Petroleum Corp's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.16%. Additionally, the content on this site does not represent the views of Petro Global News 24 and is exclusively a representation of the authors who publish them. If you are reading this piece of content on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright laws.

Shares of Marathon Oil Co. If investors feel government bonds are overpriced and likely to fall, then the stock market can benefit as people move into shares. The firm has "Buy" rating by TheStreet given on Wednesday, September 2. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $61.00 target price on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. KLR Group raised their price objective on Marathon Oil from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, February 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $56.29. The Firm operates through three divisions: North America E&P, global E&P and Oil Sands Mining. The Refining & Marketing segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks at the Company's seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States.

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