Macquarie Group Ltd. Reduces Stake in Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

What Wall Street Says about Marathon Petroleum ahead of Earnings

During the same period a year ago, the company posted $0.07 EPS. About shares traded. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has risen 14.05% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. RHP's profit will be $77.06M for 10.45 P/E if the $1.51 EPS becomes a reality. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has risen 14.05% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.86% the S&P500. The New York-based Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 33,568 shares of company stock worth $1,808,969. The relative volume of the stock is 1.05, while its market cap is $10.03 Billion. Foundry Partners Llc sold 152,043 shares as Mentor Graphics Corp (MENT)'s stock 0.00%. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 7 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Marathon Oil Corporation as 1.06 Billion. It also reduced its holding in Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB) by 50,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 150,000 shares, and cut its stake in Plains All Amern Pipeline L (NYSE:PAA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.38, from 1.19 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 25 investors sold RHP shares while 82 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. The company has a 50 day moving average of $12.98 and a 200 day moving average of $15.51. However, if the X shares go below $22.72 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company. Jones Fin Lllp invested in 14,763 shares or 0% of the stock. Gradient Investments Lc owns 2,455 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Blackrock Fund owns 2.44 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Bridgeway Cap Management stated it has 136,658 shares. Pacad Investment Limited reported 71,231 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) for 37,044 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Mellon Corporation invested in 604,756 shares. DIA and SPY's implied volatilities now stand at 8.0% and 7.8%, respectively. 87,055 are held by Voloridge Invest Mngmt Limited Company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 on July 14, reaching $63.1. Raymond James Financial Incorporated stated it has 5,364 shares. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, September 1 report. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with "Buy". RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $69 target. On Tuesday, August 23 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by Scotia Capital given on Thursday, March 23. Lowe Brockenbrough And Com reported 22,683 shares. The sales growth rate helps investors determine how strong the overall growth-orientation is for a stock or portfolio. On Wednesday, June 7 the stock rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with "Hold". The rating was downgraded by Instinet to "Neutral" on Thursday, December 15. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 26 by Credit Suisse. Marathon Petroleum Corporation had a return on equity of 5.68% and a net margin of 1.80%. Therefore 56% are positive.

Marathon Oil Corporation on 3/30/2017 reported its EPS as $-0.23 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.25. DA Davidson downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $24 target in Friday, November 20 report.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on MRO. The rating was downgraded by UBS to "Sell" on Thursday, January 19. Thanks to a rise of nearly 1.58% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 10.94% so far on the year - still in strong territory. Morgan Stanley raised Marathon Oil Corporation from an "underweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and lowered their price target for the company from $17.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, April 4.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.84, from 1.96 in 2016Q3. 46 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 686.04 million shares or 1.22% more from 677.77 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Diluted EPS for trailing twelve months is 2.27 and Quarterly Earnings Growth year over year is 2900 Percent. First Allied Advisory Serv holds 27,451 shares. Marathon Oil Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0 and Forward P/E ratio of 0. Markston Interest Lc has 70,806 shares. First Interstate Financial Bank holds 1,312 shares. 4,026 are owned by Cetera Advisor Limited Liability Corporation. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt reported 532,145 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 20,083 are owned by Aspiriant Ltd Company. Mizuho Secs Usa accumulated 213,600 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Ajo Lp owns 726,985 shares. Vaughan David Invests Il has 0.01% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Buckingham Capital Mgmt Inc reported 0.16% stake. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.01) by $0.07.

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