What are analysts Suggestions on: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported its last earnings on Aug 03 AMC (BMO = before market open, AMC= after market close). The company will report its next earnings on Nov 2 – Nov 7 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $-0.23/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $-0.25/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 8%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Marathon Oil Corporation and for the current quarter 17 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $-0.16/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $-0.25/share and a High Estimate of $0.04/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 6 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Marathon Oil Corporation as 1.18 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Marathon Oil Corporation is 1.05 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 1.37 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 1.32 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for MRO to be 20%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 72.9%. For the next 5 years, Marathon Oil Corporation is expecting Growth of -20% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -0.89% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Marathon Oil Corporation, where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 9 analysts have given a Buy signal, 12 said it’s a HOLD, 1 reported it as Underperform and 0 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. 24 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Marathon Oil Corporation might touch $25 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $18.04 and $15 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Marathon Oil Corporation got Upgrade on 16-Aug-16 where investment firm BofA/Merrill Upgrade the stock from Neutral to Buy.

Marathon Oil Corporation closed its last trading session at $16.8 with the loss of -6.9%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 13.26 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $20.44 and 52-week low of $6.52. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 10% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 8.8% and 23.23% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Oct 9, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 19, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.43 and Average Volume (3 months) is 18.56 million. Marathon Oil Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0 and Forward P/E ratio of 0.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of -6.4%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -11.1%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is -7.5%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Marathon Oil Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of 4.97%, where Monthly Performance is 11.22%, Quarterly performance is 18.98%, 6 Months performance is 124.14% and yearly performance percentage is 1.18%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 26.05%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 4.49% and Monthly Volatility of 4.42%.