Indicates Potential 36.9% Increase In Shares Of Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) tinted gains of +8.07% (+1.2 points) to US$16.07. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. Westwood Holdings Group Inc.'s holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corp were worth $3,255,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $62.47 price target, but the stock is already up 60.44% from its recent lows. The acquisition includes 51,500 acres in the Northern Delaware basin of New Mexico, and current production of approximately 5,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed).

Along with these its year to date performance is standing at -6.88%. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp during the fourth quarter worth about $280,303,000. Rowland & Co. Investment Counsel ADV purchased a new position in Marathon Petroleum Corp during the third quarter worth about $105,000.

Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) inclined 0.26% to $119.91. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in Marathon Petroleum Corp by 138.1% in the third quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. LLC now owns 3,260 shares of the company's stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 1,891 shares in the last quarter.


Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) had its target price raised to $22.00 by FBR & Co.in an issued report announced 03/10/2017. The volume of 36.55 Million shares climbed up over an trading activity of 11.47 Million shares. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 0.05% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -4.56% and 4.12% respectively. The 52-Week High range of the stock is $19.28, while the 52-week low range is $9.65. Most recently on 2/2/17 the stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) upgraded by UBS from Neutral to Buy.

On 10/26/2016 Marathon Oil announced a quarterly dividend of $0.05 1.43% with an ex dividend date of 11/14/2016 which will be payable on 12/12/2016. The low EPS estimate is $0.08, while the high EPS estimate is $0.65. Equities research analysts anticipate that Marathon Petroleum Corporation will post $2.12 EPS for the current year. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of MPC. Three equity analysts rating the company a strong buy, eight equity analysts rating the company a buy, fourteen equity analysts rating the company a hold, one equity analyst rating the company a underperform, and finally one equity analyst rating the company a sell with a one year target of $17.52.

FT reports, The 10 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Melrose Industries PLC have a median target of 250.00, with a high estimate of 355.00 and a low estimate of 220.00. Bank of America Corp set a $59.00 target price on Marathon Petroleum Corp and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, November 28th. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) now trades with a market capitalization of $25.89 Billion. Marathon Petroleum Corp's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.16%. Looking over the MRO ranking chart, the MRO got 11 analyst recommendations as a Buy security in previous month pool in contrast with 11 analysts gave buy ratings at this month. Buy rating has been given by 4 analysts to the company stock whereas 4 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 0 analyst given HOLD rating.

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