Featured Stock Overview: Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR)

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Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) belonging to the Oils-Energy sector has declined -0.15% and closed its last trading session at $27.1.

The company reported its EPS on 01/25/2017. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $32.59.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.87. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell.

The Stock had a 2.88 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.88 and 2.88 respectively.

Murphy Oil Corporation on 01/25/2017 reported its EPS as $-0.16 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.17. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 5.9%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Murphy Oil Corporation Earnings, with 15 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.02.

Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.23 and $-0.23 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $-0.66.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Murphy Oil Corporation as $532.19 Million in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 11 analysts.

The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 641.1 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 451 Million. The company’s last year sales total was 430.3 Million.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Murphy Oil Corporation is 103%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 125%.

In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -24.15% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is -55.1%.

The Company got Downgrade by Credit Suisse on 7-Dec-16 from Neutral to Underperform.

Insider Trades for Murphy Oil Corporation show that the latest trade was made on 2 Feb 2017 where Jenkins (Roger W), the Chief Executive Officer completed a transaction type “Buy” in which 40232 shares were traded at a price of $0.

Over the period of 6 months, Insider Purchases show a total of 1 transaction in which 15000 shares were traded. 2 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 7400 shares traded.

17 analysts projected Price Targets for Murphy Oil Corporation. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $42. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $24 and the Mean Price Target is $32.59.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has the market capitalization of $4.69 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $37.48 on Apr 28, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $23.04 on Mar 24, 2016.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -2.6 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -5.4% and Return on Investment (ROI) of -1.1 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of -12.17 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 2.13 and ATR value of 0.92. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 3.39% and 3.07%.