Analysts Concerns on: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) soared 1.40% during previous trade, a total of 16.37M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 10.88M shares whereas its relative volume is 1.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.03B along with 847.21M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $16.25 and touched the lowest level of $15.70.

Most recently Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 02/17/17 and according to 28 analysts stock’s price will reach at $20.82 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 3.31. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $15 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $29, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 84% from its latest closing price of $17.75.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 1/31/17 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $23 while the bearish estimates kept at $15 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $19.63, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 2.94.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.16. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 19 brokerage recommendations 9 rate Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 9 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 12/15/16 the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) downgraded by Instinet from Buy to Neutral. However previously on 12/13/16 it was downgraded by UBS from Buy to Neutral. A research note issued on 10/17/16 the stock was downgraded by Barclays from Overweight to Equal Weight.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) performance over the past one year soared 124.43% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bearish trend of -7.40%. During the last six months the stock slipped -2.11%. Quarterly performance of the company shows declining momentum of -2.73% while its last one month trend is negative with -9.44%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -1.96%.

The company’s price sits -7.62% below from its 50-day moving average of $16.97 and 4.78% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $16.05. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s shares are currently trading -16.86% away from the 52-week high price of $19.22 and +143.31% far from the 52-week low price of $6.57.

According to consensus agreement of 18 analysts Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) will report earnings per share of $-0.07 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 5/3/17. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $0.02 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.19. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.43 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) set at $-0.14 according to the sentiments of 27 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $-0.59 and highest earnings estimates are $0.05.

According to 7 analysts, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.34B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.43B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.27B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $5.82B compared to low analyst estimates of $5.21B and high estimates of $6.73B according to the projection of 9 analysts.

Stock under Discussion: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) share price soared 0.37% or 0.06 points to reach at $16.23 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $15.93 – $16.26 during previous trading session. A total of 13.92M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 10.51M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $13.80B and most recently 847.21M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is at 40.20.

According to sentiments of 28 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $20.68. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $29 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $15.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.06 derived from a total of 20 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.19 and can go high up to $0.13. However a year ago during same quarter Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported $-0.43 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $-0.03 per share according to consensus of 20 analysts.

According to sentiments of 7 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.37B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.22B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.55B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.40 on the shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Out of rating recommendations 7 have given the stock a Buy while 5 recommend the stock as Outperform. 17 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is -2.87% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -6.88% along with 6.86% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares were trading -15.56% below from the 52-week high mark of $19.22 and +152.42% above from the 52-week bottom of $6.43. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 12/12/16 and 52-week low price on 2/19/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 0.56% in the past one week and plunged -5.73% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 4.63% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance plunged -2.07% while yearly performance of the company advanced 144.54%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at -5.95%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -4.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -8.20% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.50%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.50, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 3.04%, 3.12% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.24.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.00 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.20. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.38 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.38.

Stock Estimates Record: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) soared 2.18% or 0.35 points during previous trade after opening at the price of $16.16, a total of 11.09M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 9.79M shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.79B and it has 847.21M outstanding shares.

According to consensus agreement of 27 analysts Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) will report earnings per share of $-0.15 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/15/17 After Market Close. The stock added almost 26.1% in price since last earning report, when its share price was $12.74. For the current quarter the company has highest EPS estimates of $-0.07 and low forecast is $-0.25. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.48 earnings per share.

Earnings reaction history indicates that share price went down 22 times out of last 29 quarters. In Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s last 12 earnings reports, it has beaten EPS estimates 66% of the time. However it has meet the estimates 0 time and missed 4 times.

If we have a peek on EPS and surprise factor history during last four quarters, for the previous quarter ended on 9/2016, the consensus mean EPS was $-0.19 while Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported $-0.11 EPS on 11/2/2016 After Market Close with a difference of 0.08 marking a surprise factor of 42.11%. The stock’s next day closing price was $14.10 with the gain of 10.68% in its share price. On seventh day of the earnings report price change of the stock was 16.41%.

Previously for the quarter ended on 6/2016, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s expected mean EPS was $-0.24, the company reported its quarterly earnings per share of $-0.23 on 8/3/2016 After Market Close, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.01 with surprise factor of 4.17%. The stock’s closing price was $13.32 with the loss of -0.08% in its share price on the day following the earning announcement. However price change of the stock was 4.20% on seventh day of the earnings report.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s mean EPS estimate was $-0.47 for the quarter ended on 3/2016, while it reported EPS of $-0.43 on 5/4/2016 Before Market Open, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.04 with surprise factor of 8.51%. On next day when data was publically announced, the stock’s closing price was $11.94 with -0.83% decline in its share price. On seventh day of the earnings report price change of the stock was up 2.41%.

Back on 2/17/2016 the company’s estimated EPS value was $-0.5 and it reported $-0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 12/2015. The company posted a positive surprise factor of 4.00% by 0.02.

Average EPS forecast for the current year is $-0.93 according to 27 analysts making projections for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $-0.84 while the conservative estimates kept at $-1.26 over the current year. Having a look at the historical EPS report, the company attained $-1.28 EPS for the previous year. While revenue estimates for the current year is $4.42B, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) setting the highest revenues estimates of $4.67B and indicating lowest revenues at $4.15B according to agreement of 9 number of analysts. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of $1.19B covering forecast of 9 analysts. The company indicates a peak revenue level of $1.24B and $1.12B at bottom level.

Having a glance at growth estimates of the company, it has current quarter growth estimates of 68.70% whereas for next quarter it has 86.00% estimations over growth. Its forecasts over growth are 27.30% during current year while analysts’ growth estimation for the next year is 86.00%. Past 5 years growth of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) observed at 3.35%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at -20.00%.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reached at $16.41 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average is -2.67%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -6.43% while it has a distance of 8.37% from the 200 days simple moving average. One year trading price range hit the peak level of $19.22 and touched the lowest level of $6.43. The company’s distance from 52-week high price is -14.62% and current price is above +155.22% from 52-week low price.

Stock on Analyst Radar: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) share price soared 0.87% or 0.14 points to reach at $16.19 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $16.05 – $16.40 during previous trading session. A total of 11.99M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 9.53M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $13.84B and most recently 847.21M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is at 37.26.

According to sentiments of 28 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $20.46. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $29 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $15.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.15 derived from a total of 27 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.28 and can go high up to $-0.07. However a year ago during same quarter Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported $-0.48 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $-0.06 per share according to consensus of 19 analysts.

According to sentiments of 9 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.19B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.12B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.24B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.40 on the shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Out of rating recommendations 7 have given the stock a Buy while 5 recommend the stock as Outperform. 17 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is -5% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -8.05% along with 6.71% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares were trading -16.03% below from the 52-week high mark of $19.28 and +152.81% above from the 52-week bottom of $6.40 The stock hit its 52-week high price on 12/12/16 and 52-week low price on 2/19/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -6.04% in the past one week and plunged -8.48% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 9.17% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 12.80% while yearly performance of the company advanced 133.47%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at -6.47%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -4.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -8.20% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.50%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.52, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 3.48%, 2.94% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.24.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.00 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.20. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.38 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.38.

Analysts Alert on Price Target Estimates: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) soared 0.28% during previous trade, a total of 8.05M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 10.61M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.52. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.28B along with 847.21M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $17.88 and touched the lowest level of $17.67.

Most recently Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 01/24/17 and according to 28 analysts stock’s price will reach at $20.36 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 2.94. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $15 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $29, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 64% from its latest closing price of $17.75.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 12/13/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $23 while the bearish estimates kept at $15 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $18.88, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 2.66.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.30. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 20 brokerage recommendations 8 rate Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 11 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 12/15/16 the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) downgraded by Instinet from Buy to Neutral. However previously on 12/13/16 it was downgraded by UBS from Buy to Neutral. A research note issued on 10/17/16 the stock was downgraded by Barclays from Overweight to Equal Weight.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) performance over the past one year soared 113.86% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 2.54%. During the last six months the stock climbed 29.68%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 22.07% while its last one month trend is negative with -1.61%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 2.42%.

The company’s price sits 2.25% above from its 50-day moving average of $17.93 and 18.60% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $15.70. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s shares are currently trading -7.94% away from the 52-week high price of $19.28 and +177.17% far from the 52-week low price of $6.40.

According to consensus agreement of 26 analysts Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) will report earnings per share of $-0.15 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/15/17. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $-0.03 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.25. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.48 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) set at $-0.93 according to the sentiments of 27 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $-1.26 and highest earnings estimates are $-0.81.

According to 9 analysts, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.18B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.24B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.09B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $4.42B compared to low analyst estimates of $4.15B and high estimates of $4.67B according to the projection of 9 analysts.

Analysts See Compelling Value in: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) soared 2.60% during previous trade, a total of 13.53M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 16.60M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.82B along with 847.21M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $18.06 and touched the lowest level of $17.29.

Most recently Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 12/13/16 and according to 28 analysts stock’s price will reach at $19.70 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 2.66. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $15 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $29, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 68% from its latest closing price of $17.76.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 12/08/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $23 while the bearish estimates kept at $15 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $18.80, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 2.73.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.30. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 20 brokerage recommendations 8 rate Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 11 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 12/15/16 the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) downgraded by Instinet from Buy to Neutral. However previously on 12/13/16 it was downgraded by UBS from Buy to Neutral. A research note issued on 10/17/16 the stock was downgraded by Barclays from Overweight to Equal Weight.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) performance over the past one year soared 41.04% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 2.60%. During the last six months the stock climbed 21.47%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 11.51% while its last one month trend is negative with -0.73%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -1.66%.

The company’s price sits 9.15% above from its 50-day moving average of $17.48 and 22.90% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $15.42. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s shares are currently trading -7.88% away from the 52-week high price of $19.28 and +177.33% far from the 52-week low price of $6.40.

According to consensus agreement of 24 analysts Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) will report earnings per share of $-0.14 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/15/17. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $-0.03 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.25. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.48 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) set at $-0.93 according to the sentiments of 27 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $-1.26 and highest earnings estimates are $-0.78.

According to 8 analysts, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.22B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.45B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.09B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $4.45B compared to low analyst estimates of $4.14B and high estimates of $4.72B according to the projection of 8 analysts.

Analysts Recommendation and Price Reaction History on: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) soared 1.92% during previous trade, a total of 20.61M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 20.16M shares whereas its relative volume is 1.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.78B along with 847.21M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $19.02 and touched the lowest level of $18.22.

Most recently Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 12/13/16 and according to 28 analysts stock’s price will reach at $19.39 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 2.66. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $15 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $29, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 59% from its latest closing price of $18.59.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 11/21/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $21 while the bearish estimates kept at $14 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $18.20, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 2.27.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.26. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 19 brokerage recommendations 8 rate Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 10 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 12/15/16 the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) downgraded by Instinet from Buy to Neutral. However previously on 12/13/16 it was downgraded by UBS from Buy to Neutral. A research note issued on 10/17/16 the stock was downgraded by Barclays from Overweight to Equal Weight.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) performance over the past one year soared 48.10% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 50.33%. During the last six months the stock climbed 29.26%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 32.38% while its last one month trend is positive with 19.47%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 1.86%.

The company’s price sits 18.80% above from its 50-day moving average of $16.04 and 31.92% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $15.02. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s shares are currently trading -3.58% away from the 52-week high price of $19.28 and +190.29% far from the 52-week low price of $6.40.

According to consensus agreement of 24 analysts Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) will report earnings per share of $-0.14 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/15/17. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $-0.03 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.25. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.48EPS. Current year EPS projections for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) set at $-0.93 according to the sentiments of 27 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $-1.26 and highest earnings estimates are $-0.78.

According to 6 analysts, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.23B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.45B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.09B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $4.45B compared to low analyst estimates of $4.14B and high estimates of $4.72B according to the projection of 8 analysts.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO): Check on Ratings

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) rose 0.22% during previous trade. Instinet issued rating on the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) in a research note issued to investors on Dec-15-16, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Buy to Neutral. Additionally UBS issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Dec-13-16 the stock was “Downgraded” from Buy to Neutral from $17 to $20 besides that on Nov-18-16 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) was “Initiated” by Susquehanna as Neutral. Furthermore on Oct-17-16 the stock was “Downgraded” by Barclays from Overweight to Equal Weight from $18 to $17.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares ended last trading session at the price of $18.24 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $19.39 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 12/13/16. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s highest estimates of price target are $29 and low forecast is $15 based on the opinion of 28 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 2.66. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.22 based on calls of 18 experts, where 8 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 9 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 1 as Strong Sell.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/15/17. The company is expected to release $-0.14 EPS for current quarter according to 24 analysts whereas the company reported $-0.48 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has lowest EPS estimates of $-0.25 and high estimate of $-0.03. For the current year Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has set to release EPS of $-0.93 as per the sentiments of 27 analysts, however according to 28 analysts, the company expected to release $-0.12 EPS for next year.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.23B according to 8 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $1.09B and highest revenue estimates are $1.45B. A year ago the company’s sales were $1.48B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are -16.80%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $1.4B, according to the sentiments of 6 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $4.45B revenues, as per the opinion of 8 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $4.14B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $4.72B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $5.7B by 9 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 18.06M shares versus average trading capacity of 20.43M shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $14.96B along with 847.21M outstanding shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares were trading -5.39% below from the 52-week high price mark of $19.28 and +184.92% above from the 52-week price bottom of $6.40. However the company observed 52 week high price on 12/12/16 and witnessed 52 week low price on 02/19/16. The company’s price sits 16.89% above from its 50-day moving average of $15.93 and 29.83% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $15. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 3.68, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 0.82.

Share Rating Recap: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) rose 1.68% during previous trade. UBS issued rating on the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) in a research note issued to investors on Dec-13-16, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Buy to Neutral from $17 to $20. Additionally Susquehanna issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Nov-18-16 the stock was “Initiated” as Neutral besides that on Oct-17-16 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) was “Downgraded” by Barclays from Overweight to Equal Weight from $18 to $17. Furthermore on Sep-12-16 the stock was “Downgraded” by Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares ended last trading session at the price of $18.80 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $19.04 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 12/09/16. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s highest estimates of price target are $29 and low forecast is $15 based on the opinion of 28 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 2.73. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.18 based on calls of 17 experts, where 8 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 8 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 1 as Strong Sell.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/15/17. The company is expected to release $-0.14 EPS for current quarter according to 24 analysts whereas the company reported $-0.48 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has lowest EPS estimates of $-0.25 and high estimate of $-0.03. For the current year Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has set to release EPS of $-0.93 as per the sentiments of 26 analysts, however according to 27 analysts, the company expected to release $-0.13 EPS for next year.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.23B according to 8 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $1.09B and highest revenue estimates are $1.45B. A year ago the company’s sales were $1.48B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are -16.80%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $1.4B, according to the sentiments of 6 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $4.45B revenues, as per the opinion of 8 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $4.14B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $4.72B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $5.71B by 9 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 18.02M shares versus average trading capacity of 20.21M shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $16.14B along with 847.21M outstanding shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares were trading -2.49% below from the 52-week high price mark of $19.28 and +193.57% above from the 52-week price bottom of $6.40. However the company observed 52 week high price on 12/12/16 and witnessed 52 week low price on 02/19/16. The company’s price sits 21.33% above from its 50-day moving average of $15.70 and 34.78% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $14.93. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 3.79, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 0.84.

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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) share price soared 1.73% or 0.31 points to reach at $18.20 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $17.84 – $18.39 during previous trading session. A total of 16.68M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 19.88M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $15.69B and most recently 847.21M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is at 66.64.

According to sentiments of 28 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $18.54. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $29 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $15.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.14 derived from a total of 23 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.25 and can go high up to $-0.03. However a year ago during same quarter Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported $-0.48 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $-0.06 per share according to consensus of 16 analysts.

According to sentiments of 7 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.25B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.17B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.45B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.48 on the shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Out of rating recommendations 6 have given the stock a Buy while 4 recommend the stock as Outperform. 18 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 17.19% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 21.24% along with 34.18% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares were trading -4.91% below from the 52-week high mark of $19.14 and +184.20% above from the 52-week bottom of $6.40. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 12/1/16 and 52-week low price on 2/19/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 11.79% in the past one week and soared 42.89% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 17.89% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 31.26% while yearly performance of the company advanced11.96%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 47.18%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -4.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -8.20% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.50%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.94, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 7.03%, 4.75% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.27.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.00 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.20. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.38 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.38.