Price Target Analysis: Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR)


Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) will report its next earnings on Jan 25 – Jan 30 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $-0.18/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $-0.2/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 10%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Murphy Oil Corporation and for the current quarter 15 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $-0.11/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $-0.26/share and a High Estimate of $0.22/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 11 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Murphy Oil Corporation as 479.25 Million. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Murphy Oil Corporation is 396 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 634.5 Million. The company had Year Ago Sales of 658.09 Million.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for MUR to be 85.5%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 104.5%. For the next 5 years, Murphy Oil Corporation is expecting Growth of -55.1% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -21.79% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Murphy Oil Corporation, where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 13 said it’s a HOLD, 3 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 16 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Murphy Oil Corporation might touch $42 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $31.56 and $23 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Murphy Oil Corporation got Upgrade on 20-Jun-16 where investment firm Raymond James Upgrade the stock from Underperform to Mkt Perform.

Murphy Oil Corporation closed its last trading session at $29.42 with the gain of 15.26%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 5.84 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $37.48 and 52-week low of $14.3. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 17.84% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 19.05% and 22.81% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Apr 28, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.71 and Average Volume (3 months) is 3.46 million. Murphy Oil Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0 and Forward P/E ratio of 84.99.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of -7.4%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -15.4%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is -28.9%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Murphy Oil Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of 9.71%, where Monthly Performance is 32.31%, Quarterly performance is 28.1%, 6 Months performance is 13.36% and yearly performance percentage is 22.59%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 58.96%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 4.54% and Monthly Volatility of 4.47%.