Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Digging Up the Facts on Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Digging Up the Facts on Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

The stock increased 3.09% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $57.28. About 7.10 million shares traded. It is down 64.73% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno increased Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) stake by 16.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,961,791 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $166,097,000 after acquiring an additional 362,600 shares during the last quarter. Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (1) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0). This works out to a net decrease in ownership of 3.13 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bearish about the stock. IL boosted its stake in shares of Marathon Oil by 1.3% in the second quarter. It has outperformed by 24.08% the S&P500. After $1.35 actual earnings per share reported by ICON Public Limited Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.44% EPS growth. It also reduced its holding in Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) by 39,083 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 260,616 shares, and cut its stake in Envision Healthcare Corp. Therefore 67% are positive. Gentherm Inc had 13 analyst reports since July 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) on Wednesday, October 4 with "Sell" rating. The market capitalization of the company is $13.61 Billion. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $16.51. ValuEngine raised Marathon Petroleum from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st.

Among 12 analysts covering Icon plc (NASDAQ:ICLR), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. They set a "neutral" rating and a $17.00 price objective on the stock. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, May 2. The stock of Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. Kentucky Retirement System Ins Fund holds 0.14% or 13,717 shares in its portfolio. Eaton Vance Mngmt stated it has 0% of its portfolio in EMCOR Group, Inc. Wells Fargo Com Mn holds 1.07M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Covington Incorporated reported 41,575 shares. Farmers & Merchants Invests Incorporated has invested 0% in Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG). Sterling Management Ltd Llc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 171,579 shares. South Dakota Inv Council reported 0.02% of its portfolio in EMCOR Group, Inc. Parametrica Mgmt reported 0.1% stake. Meiji Yasuda Asset Limited invested in 0.38% or 49,595 shares.

Looking at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, 7 Analysts issued a Buy for MoSys, 9 gave Outperform, 12 analysts gave Hold Rating, 0 issued Underperform and 0 marked the stock as Sell. Therefore 45% are positive. Celanese had 60 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, June 29. On Tuesday, November 14 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Marathon Oil in a report on Thursday, September 28th. On Tuesday, June 27 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 20 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, October 28 by Howard Weil. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks.

Financial Engines Advisors Llc, which manages about $88.20 billion and $2.99B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abbvie Common Stock (NYSE:ABBV) by 17,555 shares to 224,812 shares, valued at $19.98M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Short interest is another tool that analysts use to gauge investor sentiment. Its down 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 52 investors sold MPC shares while 292 reduced holdings. Conning Inc. raised its stake in shares of Marathon Oil Corporation by 7.0% in the second quarter.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by BANISTER GAURDIE E. JR. on 01/02/2018, and was a acquisition of 10,069 shares with a final price of $0. Koshinski Asset Mngmt reported 3,424 shares. Hm Payson has 0.23% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 94,695 shares.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) gross margin percentage stands at 77.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -7.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 0 Percent.

Bank of America upgraded shares of Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Thursday, reports. Iridian Asset Ltd Ct stated it has 8.01M shares or 3.84% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs accumulated 5.77 million shares. Kelley Thomas M. also sold $2.31 million worth of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) on Thursday, December 14. 38,148 are held by Wilen Investment Mgmt Corporation. Marathon Petroleum Corporation now has $33.90 billion valuation. Bb&T Ltd Liability Corp holds 80,257 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Reliance Tru Of Delaware holds 6,937 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Sentry Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Marathon Oil by 1.1% in the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt And Equity Rech Inc reported 110,821 shares. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.'s holdings in Marathon Oil Corporation were worth $368,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Ntv Asset Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.1% or 5,800 shares.

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