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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Gapping Down Ahead of the Open

21 March 2017

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) now trades with a market capitalization of $13.10 Billion. A total of 12.13 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 11.72 million shares.

R. F. Lafferty initiated coverage on shares of Marathon Oil in a report on Monday, November 28th. Finally, Nomura downgraded shares of Marathon Oil from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, December 15th. The company has a 52-week high of $19.28. Morgan Stanley now owns 11,984,895 shares of the company's stock worth $486,467,000 after buying an additional 8,747,283 shares during the last quarter. If you are investing like Buffett, the report can assist in finding the company with the durable competitive advantage, and if Peter Lynch is your hero, you might find a low P/E ratio, share buyback or future earnings growth in the depths of the report.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 1st. The growth estimate for the next quarter is 78.3 percent.

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When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is -10.41%. Marathon Oil has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $19.59.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has climbed 1.84% in the past week and advanced 1.54% in the last 4 weeks.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) dropped slightly amid mild profit booking and the last known price was $15.5 per share. The company has a 50 day moving average of $16.15 and a 200 day moving average of $16.10. On technical aspect, moving averages may help to distinguish path of dispositions, and they may also be used to set degrees of support and resistance. While looking at Price-To-Book Ratio or P/B Ratio, company has a price-to-book ratio of 0.75, compared to an industry average at 0.47. Revenue is expected in between 1.43 Billion and 1.27 Billion with an average of 1.34 Billion. Beta value of the stock is marked at 2.24. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.40 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). For the next 5 years, Marathon Oil Corporation is expecting Growth of -20% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 9.24% per annum. The stock Jumped 9.12 percent over the past six months.

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In the profitability analysis, net profit margin of the firm was recorded at -50.20% and operating profit margin was calculated at -21.10% while gross profit margin was measured as 62.60%. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of MRO. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 13.13 Billion.

Moving toward the volatility measures, the price volatility of stock was 2.26% for a week and 2.23% for a month as well as price volatility's Average True Range for 14 days was 1.59.

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