Marathon Oil (MRO) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Daniel Fowler
May 3, 2018

The company has market cap of $34.58 billion.

The stock decreased 2.68% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $72.9. MEET's total market worth is $170.72M along with 71.73M outstanding shares. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has risen 49.25% since May 2, 2017 and is uptrending.

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According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.9 out of the scale from 1 to 5, where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. The oil and gas producer reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.05. During the same quarter a year ago, the company earned $0.06 earnings per share. Volume is simply the number of shares or contracts that trade over a given period of time, usually a day. It has outperformed by 37.70% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 25% are positive. The stock is noticeable among investors as MPC reported favorable performance of 10.49%. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, July 21 with "Neutral". On Monday, March 19 the company was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, March 23 report. On Tuesday, December 5 the rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities to "Overweight". "Buy" rating has 9, "Sell" are 0, while 9 are "Hold". Kennedy Inc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) for 217,322 shares. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 23. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Roth Capital. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.35 billion. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in Murphy Oil during the fourth quarter worth about $2,366,000.

Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It also reduced its holding in Global Self Storage Inc by 114,901 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 598,020 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHR). 222 rose stakes while 118 funds acquired stakes. 170.92 million shares or 7.26% more from 159.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cibc Asset Management holds 0% of its portfolio in Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) for 27,376 shares. Assetmark has 0% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Alphaone Investment Services Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 93,373 shares. Fifth Third Bancshares holds 0% or 197 shares in its portfolio.

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has seen its SMA20 which is now -0.50%. Creative Planning invested in 0% or 30,390 shs. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa stated it has 231,400 shs. Mercer Capital Advisers has invested 0.04% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp invested in 0.05% or 7.58M shares. Highbridge Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 150,000 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. 40,565 were accumulated by Carderock Cap Mngmt Inc. Zacks Investment Mngmt holds 0.78% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) or 541,499 shs. Jefferies Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 3,440 shs or 0% of all its holdings.

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Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $2.4 and $1.23, respectively, according to 17 analysts.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has been given an average price target of $84.17 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz. Therefore 51% are positive.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) stock is pricing at $76.85 after moving 5.27% thus far this session.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Marathon Petroleum Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of -8.62%, where Monthly Performance is 1.53%, Quarterly performance is 5.45%, 6 Months performance is 24.68% and yearly performance percentage is 43.33%. The stock has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, November 6. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, December 20 with "Hold". Bank of America raised Marathon Oil from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. On Wednesday, November 15 the company was downgraded by UBS. On Monday, April 9 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight".

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