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The Case for and Against Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

14 November 2017

$60.53's average target is -2.68% below currents $62.2 stock price. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 12. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MPC in report on Thursday, July 13 with "Buy" rating. They set a "buy" rating and a $48.00 price objective on the stock.

The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $64.00. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Nomura. ECHO's SI was 3.69M shares in November as released by FINRA. The SI to Echo Global Logistics Incorporated's float is 13.59%.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) closed its last session at $15.55. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW) has risen 1.79% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.57 million activity. On Wednesday, June 14 the insider Kelley Thomas M. sold $1.36 million.

In other news, VP C. Michael Palmer sold 11,450 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is engaged in refining, marketing, retail and transportation businesses in the United States and the largest east of the Mississippi.

Marathon Petroleum has a 52 week low of $40.01 and a 52 week high of $56.90 with a P/E ratio of 33.40 The company's market cap is now $0. The Company operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing; Speedway; and Midstream. It has a 23.81 P/E ratio. 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.

Lord Abbett & Co Ltd Liability Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 211,000 shares. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, down 3.45% or $0.01 from last year's $0.29 per share. MPC's profit will be $439.58 million for 17.28 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 26th, Wall Street Journal reports. The company's stock had a trading volume of 2,823,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,407,922. Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) received interesting focus from Active Investors and it has been trading on front line as comparing to it past average volume. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 1.52. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 10.3% in the third quarter. 93 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 4.96 percent, SMA50 is 10.02 percent, while SMA200 is 17.64 percent. Kensico Capital Management Corp grew its holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 7.7% in the first quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 0.06% stake. Lodestar Inv Counsel Limited Liability Com Il holds 10,146 shares. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 25.

Analysts await CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) to report earnings on February, 6. JMP Securities downgraded Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW) on Friday, May 5 to "Market Perform" rating. Tompkins invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.15/share and a low EPS of $-0.15/share. Idaho-based Selway Asset has invested 2.17% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC).

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The Case for and Against Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)