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Marathon Oil (MRO) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.16 (-4.34%)
(As of 10/2/2023 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
11.93 million shs
Average Volume
11.02 million shs
Market Capitalization
$15.50 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Marathon Oil MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.81 Rating Score
26.4% Upside
$32.35 Price Target
Short Interest
2.08% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.47mentions of Marathon Oil in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$12.28 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.57 to $3.75 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.25 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

8th out of 248 stocks

Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

6th out of 81 stocks

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About Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) Stock

Marathon Oil Corporation is a leading independent exploration and production (E&P) company focused on delivering sustainable energy solutions for the future. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Marathon Oil operates in the United States, Equatorial Guinea, and the United Kingdom. The company's mission is to produce oil and gas safely, responsibly, and efficiently while minimizing the environmental impact of its operations.

Marathon Oil's products and services include exploring, developing, and producing oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company's target market consists of diverse customers, including wholesalers, distributors, and other end-users. Marathon Oil's key customers include refining and marketing companies, utilities, and industrial customers.

The company has achieved several key milestones and received numerous awards for its commitment to safety, sustainability, and operational excellence. In 2020, Marathon Oil was recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Newsweek also named the company one of America's Most Responsible Companies in 2021.

The Marathon Oil management team is led by Chief Executive Officer Lee M. Tillman, who has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Tillman was appointed CEO in 2013. Under his leadership, the company has successfully transformed its business model to generate sustainable free cash flow while maintaining a strong balance sheet. Other key management team members include Chief Financial Officer Dane Whitehead, who joined the company in 2021 and Chief Operating Officer Mark Scott. 

Marathon Oil's financial performance has been strong over the past few years, recovering well from the 2020 collapse of crude oil prices. The company has also maintained a healthy balance sheet, with total assets substantial enough to cover liabilities. 

Marathon Oil is trading at a price-to-earnings ratio higher than industry averages. The company's price-to-book ratio (P/B) is lower than industry averages. These valuation metrics indicate that the market has priced the company's future earnings growth at a discount compared to its peers.

Marathon Oil Corporation has had a relatively strong performance in the stock market in recent years, with its stock price increasing yearly since the 2020 crude oil price collapse. However, since then, the stock price has fluctuated and has been impacted by factors, including global oil prices and geopolitical events. Marathon Oil Corporation has recently experienced volatility in its stock price due to concerns over rising inflation and the potential for higher interest rates. 

Marathon Oil Corporation operates in the energy sector, specifically in the exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. The industry has faced various challenges recently, including declines in oil prices and the ongoing shift towards renewable energy sources. However, the industry has shown some signs of recovery in recent years, with increased demand for energy due to economic growth and increased industrial activity.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates in a highly competitive industry, with other significant players including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips. The company has a competitive advantage in extracting oil and gas from unconventional sources, such as shale formations. Additionally, the company has a diverse portfolio of assets across several geographies, which helps to mitigate risks associated with changes in global oil prices or geopolitical events.

Marathon Oil Corporation has several potential growth opportunities, including developing new oil and gas fields, expanding into new geographies, and increasing investment in renewable energy sources. The company has already made significant progress in expanding its operations in the US shale regions, which has helped to increase production and reduce costs.

Additionally, the company has invested in renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, which could diversify its revenue streams and mitigate risks associated with changes in oil prices. Marathon Oil Corporation has a strong balance sheet and financial position, which could enable the company to pursue strategic acquisitions or partnerships to grow its business further.

Marathon Oil Corporation faces several risks and challenges, including the potential for declining demand for oil and gas due to the increased adoption of renewable energy sources. Additionally, the company operates in a highly regulated industry, with changes in government policies or regulations potentially impacting its operations or profitability.

MRO Price History

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MRO Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 9/11 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Crude petroleum & natural gas
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
16 Analysts


Net Income
$3.61 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.04 billion
Cash Flow
$7.30 per share
Book Value
$18.00 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$15.51 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Lee M. TillmanMr. Lee M. Tillman (Age 61)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $4.65M
  • Mr. Dane E. WhiteheadMr. Dane E. Whitehead (Age 62)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.63M
  • Mr. Michael A. HendersonMr. Michael A. Henderson (Age 53)
    Exec. VP of Operations
    Comp: $1.31M
  • Ms. Kimberly O. Warnica (Age 49)
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
    Comp: $1.21M
  • Mr. Patrick J. WagnerMr. Patrick J. Wagner (Age 58)
    Exec. VP of Corp. Devel. & Strategy
    Comp: $1.4M
  • Mr. Rob L. White (Age 53)
    VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Bruce A. McCullough
    Sr. VP of Technology & Innovation and Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Guy Allen Baber IV
    CPA, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Jill Ramshaw
    VP of HR

MRO Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Marathon Oil stock right now?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Marathon Oil in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 11 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MRO shares.
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What is Marathon Oil's stock price forecast for 2023?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Marathon Oil's stock. Their MRO share price forecasts range from $25.00 to $45.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $32.35 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 26.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have MRO shares performed in 2023?

Marathon Oil's stock was trading at $27.07 at the beginning of the year. Since then, MRO shares have decreased by 5.4% and is now trading at $25.61.
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Are investors shorting Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 12,560,000 shares, an increase of 30.0% from the August 31st total of 9,660,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,120,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Marathon Oil's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 1st 2023.
View our MRO earnings forecast

How were Marathon Oil's earnings last quarter?

Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The oil and gas producer reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.05. The oil and gas producer earned $1.51 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.51 billion. Marathon Oil had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.67% and a net margin of 28.52%. The firm's revenue was down 34.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.32 earnings per share.
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How often does Marathon Oil pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, September 11th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 15th.
Read our dividend analysis for MRO

Is Marathon Oil a good dividend stock?

Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.50%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 12.62%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MRO will have a dividend payout ratio of 10.67% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for MRO.

What is Lee Tillman's approval rating as Marathon Oil's CEO?

132 employees have rated Marathon Oil Chief Executive Officer Lee Tillman on Glassdoor.com. Lee Tillman has an approval rating of 56% among the company's employees. This puts Lee Tillman in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Marathon Oil own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Marathon Oil investors own include Bank of America (BAC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Ford Motor (F), General Electric (GE), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), AT&T (T), Micron Technology (MU) and Chevron (CVX).

What is Marathon Oil's stock symbol?

Marathon Oil trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MRO."

How do I buy shares of Marathon Oil?

Shares of MRO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Marathon Oil's stock price today?

One share of MRO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.61.

How much money does Marathon Oil make?

Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) has a market capitalization of $15.51 billion and generates $8.04 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas producer earns $3.61 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.17 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Marathon Oil have?

The company employs 1,570 workers across the globe.

Does Marathon Oil have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Marathon Oil: AMPCO Marketing L.L.C., AMPCO Services L.L.C., Alba Associates LLC, Alba Equatorial Guinea Partnership L.P., Alba Plant LLC, Atlantic Methanol Associates LLC, Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC, E.G. Global LNG Services Ltd., Equatorial Guinea LNG Company S.A., Equatorial Guinea LNG Holdings Limited, Equatorial Guinea LNG Operations S.A., Equatorial Guinea LNG Train 1 S.A., Globex Energy Inc, Marathon E.G. Alba Limited, Marathon E.G. Holding Limited, Marathon E.G. International Limited, Marathon E.G. LNG Holding Limited, Marathon E.G. LPG Limited, Marathon E.G. Production Limited, Marathon Eagle Ford Midstream LLC, Marathon East Texas Holdings LLC, Marathon International Investment LLC, Marathon International Oil Angola Block 31 Limited, Marathon International Oil Company, Marathon International Oil Holdings LLC, Marathon Oil (East Texas) L.P., Marathon Oil (West Texas) L.P., Marathon Oil Company, Marathon Oil Corporation, Marathon Oil Dutch Holdings B.V., Marathon Oil EF II LLC, Marathon Oil EF LLC, Marathon Oil Holdings Limited, Marathon Oil Investment LLC, Marathon Oil KDV B.V., Marathon Oil Permian LLC, Marathon West Texas Holdings LLC, PayRock Energy, Pennaco Energy, and Pennaco Energy Inc..
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How can I contact Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil's mailing address is 5555 SAN FELIPE STREET, HOUSTON TX, 77056. The official website for the company is www.marathonoil.com. The oil and gas producer can be reached via phone at (713) 629-6600, via email at investorrelations@marathonoil.com, or via fax at 713-296-2952.

This page (NYSE:MRO) was last updated on 10/2/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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