Research Analysis of Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

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09/05/2017 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. A 9 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 1 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:ZAYO) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. The lowest target is $152.0 while the high is $173.0. This is the price at which the trader or investor wants to exit his existing position so he can realize the most reward. ALGT was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 23, 2016. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $65 target in Wednesday, June 29 report. The firm now has a "hold" rating on the oil and gas producer's stock. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". (NYSE:DG) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Friday, March 11 by Barclays Capital.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. They expect $-0.95 earnings per share, down 46.15% or $0.30 from last year's $-0.65 per share. The oil and gas company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.04 by ($0.01). About 2.05M shares traded. It has underperformed by 15.32% the S&P500.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.81 million activity. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc owns 4.71 million shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio. Brandywine Glob Invest reported 477,359 shares. UBS upgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, November 1 report. Carret Asset Management Limited Liability Corp reported 21,877 shares. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. Therefore 34% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 55 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, August 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Top Pick" rating in Thursday, February 4 report. As per Tuesday, December 15, the company rating was upgraded by Howard Weil. Vetr has "Buy" rating and $59 target. The stock of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) earned "Outperform" rating by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, April 12. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, February 12 by Cowen & Co.

The good news is there's still room for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to grow. The company had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.03 billion. MPC's profit will be $612.53M for 11.62 P/E if the $1.21 EPS becomes a reality. In the most recent financial results released by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, for the quarter ending on 2017-06-30, the company posted EPS of 1.03. During the last month, the stock has changed 5.35% and performed -4.33% over the last 6 months.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. 25,000 shares were sold by Kelley Thomas M. 64 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes. Prudential Finance reported 2.47 million shares. (USA) (NYSE:RCI) or 1.08M shares. Luminus Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 0.13% or 120,000 shares.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) is 0.066832. Parsons Cap Mngmt Ri invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Riverhead Cap Management Ltd has 0.12% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). (USA) (NYSE:RCI). Rockland Com reported 24,504 shares. The Texas-based Bridgeway Capital Management Inc has invested 0% in the stock. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Com holds 0.04% or 511,500 shares in its portfolio. Us Natl Bank De stated it has 0.01% in Dollar General Corp. 1,620 are held by Vantage Lc. (NYSE:DG). California Pub Employees Retirement Sys reported 589,800 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Pinebridge Invs L P reported 1,873 shares.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) now has a Montier C-score of 2. If the $57.95 price target is reached, the company will be worth $854.40 million more. The Firm operates through three divisions: Refining & Marketing; Speedway; and Midstream. 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.

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