Stock Perspective: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Earnings in View

Is Marathon Oil’s Debt Load Becoming Too Heavy for its Declining Earnings

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Reveals 21% Increase In Q4 Earnings

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:mpc) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 27th. The stock's Dividend stands at 0 and Dividend Yield stands at 0 Percent. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 14th. (NYSE:JPM) went down -1.04% during trading on 01/30/2017, with the company's shares hitting the price near $86.03. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 25.18 billion. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $47.19 a share.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.11 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.2. In the last 27 earnings reports, the company has topped earnings-per-share estimates 66% percent of times. Marathon Petroleum Corporation had a return on equity of 6.74% and a net margin of 1.84%. This was up from $15.68 billion a year ago. The company had revenue of $17284.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $16000.00 million. At present, 13 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 1 recommended sell, according to FactSet data.


Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) had its target price lowered by Barclays PLC to $62.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. MPC last month stock price volatility remained 2.69%.

The border tax would directly increase the costs of imported crude, but it would pull up the prices of US crude along with it, analysts say. The shares of Marathon Oil Corporation now represents 10 Percent Distance from 200-Day simple Moving Average. Company shares were Downgraded by UBS on Dec 13, 2016 to Neutral, Raises Price Target to $ 20 from a previous price target of $17.Marathon Oil Corporation was Initiated by Susquehanna to Neutral on Nov 18, 2016. Morgan Stanley has 6 buy ratings, 14 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -4.3% from its high of $44.6 to a $79.58 billion market value through last close. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 28 brokerage firms. It's now trading about -13.12% below its 52-week high. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 3,020 shares of the company's stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 0.9% in the second quarter. The share of MRO now has Market Capitalization of 14.06 Billion. The firm has institutional ownership of 47.90%, while insider ownership included 15.10%.

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