Active Stock Momentum: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Engaged In Oil And Gas Exploration And Production, Oil Sands Mining And Integrated Gas Services Worldwide. Belonging to the Oils-Energy sector which declined -0.57% and closed its last trading session at $15.81.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 11/2/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $18.2.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.62 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.86 and 1.93 respectively.

Marathon Oil Corporation on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $-0.23 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.25. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.02. This shows a surprise factor of 8%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Marathon Oil Corporation Earnings, with 22 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.18. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $-0.03 and $-0.34 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $-0.2.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Marathon Oil Corporation as $1.13 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 7 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 1.23 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 1.04 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 1.32 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Marathon Oil Corporation is 10%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 68.7%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -0.89% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is -20%.

The Company got Downgrade by Credit Suisse on 12-Sep-16 from Outperform to Neutral.

Insider Trades for Marathon Oil Corporation show that the latest trade was made on 25 Sep 2016 where Little (Thomas Mitchell), the Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 2352 shares were traded at a price of $14.61.

Over the period of 6 months, Insider Purchases show a total of 2 transaction in which 30600 shares were traded.

25 analysts projected Price Targets for Marathon Oil Corporation. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $25. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $15 and the Mean Price Target is $18.2.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has the market capitalization of $13.47 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $20.44 on Oct 9, 2015 and touched its 52-Week Low of $6.52 on Feb 19, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -6.4 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -11.1% and Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.5 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 27.42 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 2.03 and ATR value of 0.69. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 4.91% and 4.32%.

Company profile:

Marathon Oil Corporation is a leading exploration and production company with extensive operations across four core regions – Africa, Middle East, Europe and North America. As of year-end 2014, Marathon had approximately 2.2 billion oil-equivalent barrels (BBOE) in proved reserves (80% liquids and 67% developed). The company’s business is organized into three segments – North America Exploration and Production, International Exploration and Production, and Oil Sands Mining. In July 2011, Marathon completed the spin-off of its refining/sales business into a separate, independent and publicly traded company Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Ticker: MPC).