Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Slow Out of The Gate

Jay Anderson
June 20, 2017

It increased, as 66 investors sold MPC shares while 252 reduced holdings. The Swift Run Capital Management Llc holds 183,894 shares with $9.26M value, up from 76,326 last quarter. Vanguard Grp Incorporated has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). (NYSE:LYV) stake by 182,913 shares to 7.93 million valued at $210.81 million in 2016Q4. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Marathon Oil Corporation by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC added to its stake by buying 2,863 shares an increase of 1.8% as of 03/31/2017. Tarbox Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 1.5% in the first quarter. The bigger the return, the more efficient management is in utilizing its asset base.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is engaged in refining, marketing, retail and transportation businesses in the United States and the largest east of the Mississippi. Asset Management One Co. (NYSE:TGNA) previous 52-week high was $17.07 and moved up 7.00% over the same period, trading at a volume of 3.73 million. Investors purchased 343 put options on the stock.

Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE MPC) traded down 2.62% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $52.87. About 1.58 million shares traded. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $52.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $50.36. The firm has a market cap of $27.89 billion, a PE ratio of 23.71 and a beta of 1.67. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a 12 month low of $32.84 and a 12 month high of $55.20.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has a Price to Book ratio of 2.103128. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.07.

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Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)'s ROIC Quality Score is 4.591891. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 28.5 Billion. The business's quarterly revenue was up 88.1% on a year-over-year basis. The stock sank -12.75% last month and is down -27.67 this year. On average, analysts anticipate that Marathon Oil Corporation will post ($0.20) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 17th were issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 15th. Its up 0.01, from 1.08 in 2016Q3.

Forward Price To Earnings or Forward P/E' is a measure of the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) using forecasted earnings for the P/E calculation. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is 7.3%. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this story can be viewed at

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on MPC shares. Note the stock price at publication ($54.29), since the technical rating is based on intraday stock prices. Now Marathon Petroleum Corporation $63.35 target price is just $11.65 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. Finally, US Capital Advisors restated a "buy" rating on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Credit Suisse Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $63.00 price target on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Finally, FBR & Co reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Marathon Oil Corporation in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Analysts giving the company a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation. Analysts have placed a $19.54 price target on Marathon Oil Corporation, suggesting a 56.07% gain from recent close. The insider Palmer C. Michael sold 4,568 shares worth $237,696. Volume in the last session has decreased compared with RIGL's average trading volume. Also, insider Thomas M. Kelley sold 25,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. Shares of QEP Resources Inc (NYSE:QEP) now have an ABR of 1.56, derived from a total of 18 opinions. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 33,568 shares of company stock worth $1,808,969 in the last quarter. The International E&P segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas outside of North America, and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol, in Equatorial Guinea (E.G.).

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