Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Most Recent Analysts Ratings Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Hancock Holding Company sold 6,264 shares as the company's stock rose 5.52% with the market. The oil and gas company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.05. Marathon Petroleum makes up about 1.2% of TVR Capital Management LP's portfolio, making the stock its 16th biggest position.

Price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is 17.68. It has outperformed by 7.32% the S&P500. American Beacon Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum in the 4th quarter valued at $116,000. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.0504895181758 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Guardian Capital Advisors Lp, which manages about $1.66B and $727.37 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Waste Connections Inc by 3,893 shares to 36,269 shares, valued at $3.23M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. BMO Capital Markets reinitiated Enbridge Inc. The stock increased 2.01% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $29.9. About 4.12 million shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 3.90% since March 6, 2017 and is downtrending. When the price over the last 200 days is moving with increasing trend, look for buy opportunities and when it shows decreasing trend the price is below the last 200 days, look for sell opportunities. Its up 0.11, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 52 investors sold MPC shares while 292 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 227 raised stakes.

Shares of Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) traded down $0.69 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $65.60. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group (Ca) has invested 0% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability Co accumulated 89,373 shares.

Institutions own 81.29% of Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)'s shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.11% or 920,171 shares. Country Club Na reported 0.07% stake.

Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% or 82,877 shares in its portfolio. Stephens Inc Ar stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Investors Asset Mgmt Of Georgia Ga Adv has invested 0.21% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Marathon Oil has a one year low of $10.55 and a one year high of $19.52. Therefore 68% are positive.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock.

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Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) stock price recognized rising trend built on latest movement of 200 SMA with 6.81% during the course of recent market activity. A rating of 4 or 5 represents a Sell idea. The stock has "Sector Outperform" rating by Howard Weil on Thursday, February 4. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of Marathon Petroleum in a research note on Friday. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, December 4 with "Overweight".

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $7.73 million activity. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Wolfe Research given on Monday, May 15. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, March 14 with "Outperform". 14 of these were buys and 12 were sells. Nichols Rodney P. sold $413,864 worth of stock. This works out to a net decrease in ownership of 1.3 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bearish about the stock. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $10,465.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on MPC. They expect $0.67 EPS, up 1,016.67% or $0.61 from last year's $0.06 per share. SBS's profit would be $178.61M giving it 11.20 P/E if the $0.26 EPS is correct.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2017 Q3. It dropped, as 33 investors sold PHM shares while 187 reduced holdings. 7,150 are held by First Mercantile Co. Quantitative Lc holds 437,500 shares. Wisconsin-based Heartland Advsr has invested 0.25% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Macquarie Grp Inc Limited owns 59,300 shares. 71,312 are held by Stephens Inc Ar. (NYSE:PHM) for 12,423 shares. Blackrock reported 0.03% in PulteGroup, Inc. KLR Group downgraded Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) on Tuesday, December 13 to "Reduce" rating. Srb Corporation accumulated 7,109 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Old Second National Bank Of Aurora reported 98,326 shares. Highland Cap Mngmt Ltd invested 0.03% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Bridgewater Assocs Ltd Partnership reported 141,495 shares.

Analysts await PulteGroup, Inc. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $0.43 earnings per share. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Barclays Capital. $3.15 million worth of PulteGroup, Inc. Therefore 32% are positive. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy". As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was upgraded by Iberia Capital Partners.

On 1/29/2018 Marathon Petroleum announced a quarterly dividend of $0.46 0.00641204349038194% with an ex dividend date of 2/20/2018 which will be payable on 3/12/2018. One of the important differences between earnings-per-share growth rates and net-income growth rates is that the former reflects the dilution that occurs from new stock issuance, the exercise of employee stock options, warrants, convertible securities, and share repurchases. Marathon Oil now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $18.27.

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