Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Analysts Concerns on: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Analysts Concerns on: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: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? (NYSE:MRO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investment Counsel ADV purchased a new stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp during the third quarter valued at $105,000. The stock appeared $36.00 above its 52-week highs and is down -0.45% for the last five trades.

Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO) inclined 5.78% to $7.14. Can raised its stake in Marathon Oil by 2.9% in the third quarter. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. Marathon Petroleum Corp also was the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 46,595 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $1,891,000 after buying an additional 10,274 shares during the period.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) ended its day at $14.33 with the rising stream of -1.04% and its total traded volume was 17.5 million shares more than the average volume. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -4.38% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -7.19% and -8.9% respectively. The stock notched a 12-month high of $20.44 while $27.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are now evaluating the company, $6.56 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The firm has a market cap of $27.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.35 and a beta of 1.74. The Company has 52-week high of $19.22 and 52-week low of $11.99. Marathon Petroleum Corp also saw unusually large options trading activity on Friday. The stock is presently trading up its SMA-50 of $6.36. This represents an increase of 491% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,689 call options. Current year EPS projections for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) set at $-0.16 according to the sentiments of 22 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $-0.51 and highest earnings estimates are $0.43. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.07.

Many Analysts provided their foresight on Revenue Estimates of Marathon Oil Corporation where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1 for the current quarter.

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4 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Jul 26, 2017- Jul 31, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 19878.3 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 23006.9 million and 16254.3 million respectively. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 EPS. Marathon Pete Corp now has $27.68B valuation.

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02/01/2017 - Marathon Oil Corporation was upgraded to " by analysts at Scotiabank. If investors feel government bonds are overpriced and likely to fall, then the stock market can benefit as people move into shares. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Marathon Oil in a research note on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, Sigma Planning Corp boosted its position in shares of Marathon Oil by 2.5% in the first quarter. Analysts have placed a $7.5 price target on Immunomedics, Inc., suggesting a 5.04% gain from recent close. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The dividend strategy can play a key role in fulfilling your growth or income needs, depending on the allocation of assets. The Company operates through three segments: North America E&P, worldwide 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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