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.

Featured Stock: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

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.

Stock in the Spotlight: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) share price plunged -1.65% or -0.25 points to reach at $14.89 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $14.36 – $15.07 during previous trading session. A total of 13,639,900 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 17.17M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $12.41B 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 56.08.

According to sentiments of 25 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $18.16. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $25 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $15.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.12 derived from a total of 16 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.23 and can go high up to $-0.04. 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 $-0.07 per share according to consensus of 11 analysts.

According to sentiments of 5 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.27B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.19B 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 3 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 5.18% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 1.02% along with 14.15% 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 -19.48% below from the 52-week high mark of $18.49 and +131.73% above from the 52-week bottom of $6.43. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 11/24/15, and 52-week low price on 02/19/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 8.77% in the past one week and soared 0.74% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -0.07% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 16.91% while yearly performance of the company fell -11.90%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 20.01%.

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 0.64, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 4.10%, 4.00% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.08.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2 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 to Keep Your Eyes on: Traders Alert: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) share price plunged -3.25% or -0.46 points to reach at $13.69 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $13.65 – $14.19 during previous trading session. A total of 29.04M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 16.79M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $11.25B and most recently 847.26M 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 41.27.

According to sentiments of 25 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $18.04. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $25 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 23 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.32 and can go high up to $-0.04. 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 $-0.08 per share according to consensus of 15 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 $1.03B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.45B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.46 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. 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 -4.63% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -7.93% along with 6.13% 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 -30.17% below from the 52-week high mark of $19.60 and +113.05% above from the 52-week bottom of $6.43. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 11/6/15, 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 -0.22% in the past one week and plunged -14.86% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -3.60% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 20.57% while yearly performance of the company fell -26.68%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 10.33%.

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 -6.40%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -11.10% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.50%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.68, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 5.37%, 3.79% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.06.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.50 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.70. 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 to Watch for Earnings: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) fell -3.69% to reach at $12.78 during previous trading session. The company has experienced volume of 26,048,300 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 16.71M share.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) on November 3, 2016 reported a third quarter 2016 net loss of $192 million, or $0.23 per diluted share.

Highlights:

  • Third quarter total Company production averaged 402,000 net boed, above the top end of guidance and up 5% sequentially
  • Oklahoma Resource Basins’ production up more than 50% sequentially and nearly 80% over year-ago quarter
  • Strong well results across all three resource plays, highlighted by: STACK volatile oil well 30-day rate of 2,845 boed (69% oil); Bakken Three Forks well 30-day rate of 2,635 boed (80% oil); Lower Eagle Ford well 30-day rate of 2,285 boed (81% oil)
  • 8% sequential production increase in Equatorial Guinea driven by Alba B3 compression project brought online in early July
  • Production costs reduced sequentially more than 10% for North America E&P and nearly 20% for International E&P (excluding Libya)
  • Closed sale of non-operated CO2 and waterflood assets in West Texas and New Mexico for $235 million; more than $1.5 billion in non-core asset sales announced or closed since August 2015
  • 2016 capital program remains at $1.3 billion including planned 50% increase in rig activity by year end

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) holds the market capitalization of $10.50B along with 847.26M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $12.36 while the maximum trading price moved at $13.10. Currently the stock price is moving -35.26% off from the highest level of twelve months and +98.89% above from twelve months low. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) marked 52-week highest price level of $19.74 on 11/05/15 and 52-week lowest price level of $6.43 on 02/19/16. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $18.04 based on calls of 25 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $15.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $25.00.

As of current trade, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has shown weekly downbeat performance of -10.32%. Its six months performance indicated a bullish movement while its yearly performance reflected a negative trend of -33.85%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 3.00%. Shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) currently have an ABR of 2.13, derived from a total of 16 opinions. The company’s price sits -14.68% below from its 50-day moving average of $14.63 and -0.51% below from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $14.31. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 28.33 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.59. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 4.64%, 3.56% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 2.06.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 2.42 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 0.57. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.50 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.70. 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. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a Return on Assets of -6.40%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of -11.10% and Return on Investment of -7.50%.

Worth Watching Stock: Traders Alert: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) share price plunged -1.72% or -0.24 points to reach at $13.72 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $13.65 – $14.23 during previous trading session. A total of 19.05M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 15.71M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $11.43B and most recently 847.26M 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 36.16.

According to sentiments of 25 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $18.04. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $25 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $15.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.2 derived from a total of 26 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.34 and can go high up to $-0.13. However a year ago during same quarter Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported $-0.2 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $-0.15 per share according to consensus of 23 analysts.

According to sentiments of 9 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.1B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.03B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.2B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.46 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. 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 -8.42% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -9.49% along with 7.46% 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 -30.50% below from the 52-week high mark of $19.74 and +113.52% above from the 52-week bottom of $6.43 The stock hit its 52-week high price on 11/3/15, 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 -6.28% in the past one week and plunged -13.71% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 6.55% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 2.01% while yearly performance of the company fell -20.44%.The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 10.58%.

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 -6.40%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -11.10% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.50%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.55, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 3.72%, 3.29% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.06.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.50 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.70. 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.

Check on Ratings and Recommendations Roundup: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) fell -2.81% during previous trade. Barclays issued rating on the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) in a research note issued to investors on Oct-17-16, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Overweight to Equal Weight from $18 to $17. Additionally Credit Suisse issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Sep-12-16 the stock was “Downgraded” from Outperform to Neutral besides that on Sep-09-16 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) was “Downgraded” by Societe Generale from Buy to Hold. Furthermore on Aug-30-16 the stock was “Downgraded” by Seaport Global Securities from Buy to Neutral.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares ended last trading session at the price of $14.18 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $18.04 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 10/14/16. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s highest estimates of price target are $25.00 and low forecast is $15.00 based on the opinion of 25 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 2.18. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.00 based on calls of 16 experts, where 9 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 6 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 11/2/16 After Market Close. The company is expected to release $-0.18 EPS for current quarter according to 22 analysts whereas the company reported $-0.2 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $-0.34 and high estimate of $-0.03. For the current year Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has set to release EPS of $-0.98 as per the sentiments of 26 analysts, however according to 28 analysts, the company expected to release $-0.17 EPS for next year.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.11B according to 8 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $1.03B and highest revenue estimates are $1.23B. A year ago the company’s sales were $1.32B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are -16.30%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $1.14B, according to the sentiments of 8 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $4.24B revenues, as per the opinion of 10 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $3.67B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $4.57B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $5.57B by 12 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 13.37M shares versus average trading capacity of 16.83M shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $11.85B along with 847.26M outstanding shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares were trading -28.17% below from the 52-week high price mark of $19.74 and +120.68% above from the 52-week price bottom of $6.43. However the company observed 52 week high price on 11/03/15 and witnessed 52 week low price on 02/19/16. The company’s price sits -6.68% below from its 50-day moving average of $15.12 and 12.51% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $14.13. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 2.72, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 0.63.

Traders Alert: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) share price plunged -0.93% or -0.14 points to reach at $14.94 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $14.78 – 15.06 during previous trading session. A total of 11.79M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 17.24M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $12.14B and most recently 847.26M 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 47.31.

According to sentiments of 25 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $18.16. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $25 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $15.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.18 derived from a total of 22 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.34 and can go high up to $-0.03. However a year ago during same quarter Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported $-0.2 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $-0.15 per share according to consensus of 22 analysts.

According to sentiments of 7 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.12B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.04B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.23B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.43 on the shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Out of rating recommendations 6 have given the stock a Buy while 5 recommend the stock as Outperform. 16 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 -0.40% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -1.07% along with 18.85% 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 -24.32% below from the 52-week high mark of $19.74 and +132.51% above from the 52-week bottom of $6.43 The stock hit its 52-week high price on 11/3/15, 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 -7.32% in the past one week and soared 4.18% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -1.83% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared  14.81% while yearly performance of the company fell -18.22%.The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 20.41%.

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 -6.40%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -11.10% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -7.50%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.64, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 3.33%, 3.95% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.02.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.50 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.70. 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 on Analysts Radar: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) soared 1.03% during previous trade, a total of 10,486,800 shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 17.37M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.89B along with 847.26M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $15.94 and touched the lowest level of $15.61.

Most recently Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 10/03/16 and according to 25 analysts stock’s price will reach at $18.20 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 2.17. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $15.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $25.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 59% from its latest closing price of $15.72.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, two weeks ago Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s price target was revised on 09/19/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $21.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $16.00 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $19.17, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 1.85.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.00. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 16 brokerage recommendations 9 rate Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 6 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 9/12/2016 the stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) downgraded by Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral. However previously on 9/9/2016 it was downgraded by Societe Generale from Buy to Hold. A research note issued on 8/30/2016 the stock was downgraded by Seaport Global Securities from Buy to Neutral.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) performance over the past one year plunged -18.34% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 26.70%. During the last six months the stock rose 20.72%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 1.11% while its last one month trend is positive with 0.32%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -1.63%.

The company’s price sits 4.70% above from its 50-day moving average of $15.31 and 25.22% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $14.01. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s shares are currently trading -21.73% away from the 52-week high price of $20.09 and +144.65% far from the 52-week low price of $6.43.

According to consensus agreement of 22 analysts Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) will report earnings per share of $-0.18 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 11/2/16 After Market Close. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $-0.03 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.34. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.2 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) are set at $-0.98 according to the sentiments of 26 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $-1.31 and highest earnings estimates are $-0.76.

According to 7 analysts, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.13B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.23B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.04B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $4.25B compared to low analyst estimates of $3.67B and high estimates of $4.57B according to the projection of 11 analysts.