Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.05 EPS

Understanding the Correlation between MPC’s Stock and Oil Prices

The stock exhibits a healthy Dividend Payout Ratio (DPR) of 37%, which means the company is retaining a large percentage of earnings to reinvest or grow the business. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) opened at 17.88 on Thursday. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.48 EPS. The stock's price moved up its 200-day moving average of $14.26. Marathon Oil Corporation has a 12 month low of $6.52 and a 12 month high of $19.28. The Market Cap of the company stands at 26.62 Billion. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $16.30, down from yesterday's close by -0.67%. A lower value may indicate larger traded value meaning more sell-side analysts may cover the company leading to a smaller chance shares are priced improperly. The company earned $17.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $14.54 billion. For the next 5 years, Marathon Oil Corporation is expecting Growth of -20% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 3.35% per annum. As per the consensus estimate, the company's year-on-year revenue growth is expected to be at 32.66% during the period. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be paid a $0.36 dividend. It has a dividend yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 14th. MPC has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 23.94, Forward P/E of 13.5, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 0 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0.

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on MPC.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. In a report issued on February 10, Canaccord analyst Stephen Berman reiterated a Hold rating on MRO, with a price target of $16, which represents a slight downside potential from current levels.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) share price Fell -0.63% to reach $50.64 during the last trading session.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 33.3%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 15%. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The forecast of 18 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company.

On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had a loss of $1.62.

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 1.84%. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Marathon Oil Corporation by 7.2% in the third quarter. The stock exchanged hands with 4.40 million shares contrast to its average daily volume of 5.87 million shares. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Marathon Oil Corporation by 12.3% in the third quarter.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 0%. Global X Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 2.1% in the second quarter.



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