Marathon Oil Company Profile (NYSE:MRO)

About Marathon Oil (MRO)

Marathon Oil logoMarathon Oil Corporation is an exploration and production (E&P) company. The Company operates through three segments: North America E&P, International E&P and Oil Sands Mining. The North America E&P segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in North America. The International E&P segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas outside of North America, and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol, in Equatorial Guinea (E.G.). The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Independent Oil & Gas
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MRO
  • CUSIP: 56584910
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $15.05
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $16.00
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $16.10
  • 52-Week Range: $9.65 - $19.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 214.57
  • P/E Growth: 5.02
  • Market Cap: $12.72B
  • Outstanding Shares: 847,201,000
  • Beta: 2.25
  • Net Margins: -32.98%
  • Return on Equity: -4.91%
  • Return on Assets: -2.87%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.38%
  • Current Ratio: 2.16%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.00%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 11 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $19.75 (31.49% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/23/2017KLR GroupReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
3/22/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$25.00MediumView Rating Details
3/21/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform -> Sector Perform$20.00 -> $21.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017FBR & CoInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$22.00LowView Rating Details
3/1/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$20.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Howard WeilUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
1/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016InstinetDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$15.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
11/28/2016R. F. LaffertyInitiated CoverageBuy$29.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/3/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/17/2016Barclays PLCDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$18.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
9/9/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
8/30/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$17.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2016SimmonsReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-Buy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016Citigroup IncUpgradeStrong-Buy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Capital One Financial Corp.UpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$15.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$18.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
5/31/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$16.00N/AView Rating Details
4/13/2016Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/27/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$23.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
12/11/2015ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
12/9/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageUnderweight$15.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy -> Hold$35.00N/AView Rating Details
10/7/2015BMO Capital MarketsLower Price Target$25.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2015Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$30.91 -> $18.40N/AView Rating Details
6/2/2015Evercore Partners Inc.Initiated CoverageHold$31.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$31.00N/AView Rating Details
5/19/2015Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutral$29.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2016Q316($0.20)($0.11)$1.10 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q2($0.25)($0.23)$1.12 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1($0.46)($0.43)$903.27 million$730.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q4($0.48)($0.48)$1.26 billion$1.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q3($0.40)($0.20)$1.38 billion$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q2($0.23)($0.23)$2.94 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015($0.45)($0.37)$1.79 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q4$0.04($0.13)$2.41 billion$2.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2014Q314$0.59$0.57$2.93 billion$2.97 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014Q214$0.75$0.62$3.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2014Q413$0.72$0.60$3.57 billion$3.29 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.76$0.59$3.80 billion$26.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.71$0.67$3.84 billion$3.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.72$0.51$4.25 billion$4.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q4 2012$0.69$0.55$4.09 billion$4.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.64$0.64$3.19 billion$4.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.63$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$0.81$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$1.01$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$1.44$1.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$0.98$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.13 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.07 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20167($0.51)($0.27)($0.45)
Q2 20164($0.43)($0.22)($0.28)
Q3 20164($0.40)($0.16)($0.24)
Q4 20164($0.36)($0.10)($0.18)
Q1 20172($0.03)$0.02($0.01)
Q2 20171$0.04$0.04$0.04
Q3 20171$0.06$0.06$0.06
Q4 20171$0.10$0.10$0.10
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Most Recent Dividend:3/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.33%
Dividend Growth:-34.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-9.26% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-153.85% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
285.71% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.35%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.96%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/10/2015Lee M TillmanCEOBuy28,791$26.00$748,566.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2014John TognettiInsiderBuy10,000$0.35$3,500.00
3/7/2014Annell BayVPSell112,242$34.10$3,827,452.20View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Howard Sr Thill, Sr.VPSell67,638$35.95$2,431,586.10View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Steven GuidryVPSell35,774$36.35$1,300,384.90View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Michael K StewartInsiderSell2,221$35.34$78,490.14View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013Thomas Mitchell LittleVPSell6,836$34.65$236,867.40View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Latest Headlines for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
News IconMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Rating Reiterated by KLR Group (NYSE:MRO) - March 23 at 12:46 PM logoMarathon Oil's $1.8Bn Permian Basin Push Can Boost Valuation (NYSE:MRO) - March 22 at 6:44 PM logoMarathon (MRO) Inks Deal to Expand in the Permian Basin (NYSE:MRO) - March 22 at 6:44 PM logoMarathon Oil Continues to Look Attractive Despite Paying Up to Double Down in Permian (NYSE:MRO) - March 22 at 6:44 PM logoYieldBoost MRO From 1.3% To 7.2% Using Options - Nasdaq (NYSE:MRO) - March 22 at 9:24 AM logoWhy Is Marathon Oil (MRO) Down 3.8% Since the Last Earnings Report? (NYSE:MRO) - March 22 at 9:24 AM logoBlog Coverage Marathon Oil Acquired an Additional 21,000 Acres in Northern Delaware, New Mexico (NYSE:MRO) - March 22 at 9:24 AM logoMarathon Doubles Down in Permian at a Premium (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 6:34 PM
News IconMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Receives "Hold" Rating from Canaccord Genuity (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 5:37 PM logoBRIEF-Marathon Oil announces $700 mln Northern Delaware acquisition (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 11:42 AM logoMarathon Adds To Permian Acreage With $700MM Buy (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 11:42 AM logo[$$] Plenty of Cash Lies Buried on Canada’s Oil Sands (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 11:42 AM logoMarathon adds to Permian acreage with $700 mln buy (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 11:42 AM logoInside Marathon Oil’s Latest Stock Performance (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 11:42 AM logoHouston energy company buys more Permian acreage for $700M (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 11:42 AM logoMarathon Oil to buy Northern Delaware Basin assets For $700M (NYSE:MRO) - March 21 at 7:43 AM logo[$$] Plenty of Cash Lies Buried on Canada's Oil Sands (NYSE:MRO) - March 20 at 4:49 PM logoOil and Gas Stocks Under Review -- Chesapeake Energy, Southwestern Energy, Marathon Oil, and Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:MRO) - March 17 at 8:51 AM logoHow Marathon Oil’s Ratings Changed after Its Portfolio Shift (NYSE:MRO) - March 15 at 6:51 PM
News IconShort Interest in Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) Drops By 12.7% (NYSE:MRO) - March 15 at 8:19 AM logoMarathon Oil and Community Health skid; MoneyGram soars (NYSE:MRO) - March 14 at 5:46 PM logoMarathon Oil: A Good Bet - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:MRO) - March 14 at 5:46 PM logoStock Market News for March 13, 2017 (NYSE:MRO) - March 13 at 6:21 PM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Royal Dutch Shell, Canadian Natural Resources, Marathon Oil, TOTAL and Statoil (NYSE:MRO) - March 13 at 10:16 AM
News IconKLR Group Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) (NYSE:MRO) - March 11 at 7:21 PM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) to Sell $2.5B Canadian Oil Sands Unit and Acquires $1.1B Permian Basin Project - (NYSE:MRO) - March 11 at 8:01 AM logoMarathon Oil upgraded at Susquehanna following yesterday's deals (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 7:56 PM logoCoverage initiated on Marathon Oil by FBR & Co. (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 7:56 PM logoCERAWEEK-Majors exiting Canada's oil sands acting in own interest - Trudeau (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 7:56 PM logoMajors exiting Canada's oil sands acting in own interest - Trudeau (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 7:56 PM
News IconMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given New $21.00 Price Target at RBC Capital Markets (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 7:37 PM logoMarathon Upgraded By Susquehanna After Divesting From Canadian Oil Sands, Buying New Mexico Oil Field (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 2:46 PM
News IconFBR & Co Begins Coverage on Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 12:38 PM logoTop Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AbbVie, KLA-Tencor, Marathon Oil, Verifone and Many More (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 9:43 AM logoAbbVie Price Target Hiked, Marathon Oil Rated Outperform (NYSE:MRO) - March 10 at 9:43 AM logoOil's golden bottom (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 11:30 PM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) to Sell $2.5B Canadian Oil Sands Unit and Acquires $1.1B Permian Basin Project (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 6:28 PM logoMarathon Oil is a bright spot in oil stocks after Permian Basin buy (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 2:17 PM
News IconMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 1:50 PM logoMarathon Oil +3% on sales flurry; one of few premarket oil and gas gainers (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 9:44 AM logoMarathon Oil Could Post Real Earnings This Year (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 8:36 AM logoShell Cuts Debt With $7.25 Billion Sale of Canada Oil Sands (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 8:36 AM logo4:34 am Marathon Oil sells its Canadian Oil Sands to Shell (RDS.A) and Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 8:36 AM logoShell sells Canadian oil sands, ties bonuses to emissions cuts (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 8:36 AM logoMARATHON OIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Material Impairments, Regulation FD (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 8:36 AM logo[$$] Shell to Sell Canada Oil-Sands Businesses for $7.25 Billion (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 8:36 AM
News IconVetr Inc. Upgrades Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) to Strong-Buy (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 1:27 AM logoLibya's Waha Oil May Halt Production as Clashes Keep Ports Shut (NYSE:MRO) - March 9 at 12:25 AM logoThe Biggest Loser: Marathon Oil Tumbles 8.7% as Crude Craters (NYSE:MRO) - March 8 at 7:23 PM logoStock indexes end mostly lower as the price of oil plunges (NYSE:MRO) - March 8 at 7:23 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)

What is Marathon Oil's stock symbol?

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

How often does Marathon Oil pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, March 10th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 13th.

How were Marathon Oil's earnings last quarter?

Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 2nd. The company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.09. The company earned $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.10 billion. Marathon Oil had a negative net margin of 32.98% and a negative return on equity of 4.91%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.20) earnings per share.

When will Marathon Oil make its next earnings announcement?

Marathon Oil is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

Where is Marathon Oil's stock going? Where will Marathon Oil's stock price be in 2017?

25 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Marathon Oil's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate Marathon Oil's stock price to reach $19.75 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Marathon Oil stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Marathon Oil stock:

  • 1. KLR Group analysts commented, "Our MRO target price of $24 per share is unchanged following the bolt-on Delaware Basin acquisition. Marathon is acquiring ~21,000 net acres in the Permian Basin for ~$700 million in cash. Pro forma the two Delaware Basin transactions, the company's mid-cycle capital yield improves ~5% to ~105% versus the industry median cash recycle ratio of ~145%. The transactions should close in the second quarter and increase YE'17 net debt-to-EBITDA from ~1.6x to ~1.8x net of the oil sands mining divestiture." (3/23/2017)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We maintain a HOLD rating based on valuation." (3/21/2017)
  • 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Marathon Oil is a leading energy firm with a large and geographically-diverse reserve base and solid project pipeline. The company’s recent plan to buy PayRock Energy Holdings is a huge positive as the latter possesses 61,000 net surface acres of land in Oklahoma. In fact, the company is anticipating handsome returns from the newly drilled wells of the locality, even if oil remains at $50 per barrel. It is to be noted that the to-be purchased resources will raise the company’s total ownership to 200,000 acres in the Stack region. Additionally, it possesses a healthy balance sheet, which helps it to capitalize on investment opportunities." (8/3/2016)

Are investors shorting Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 43,123,042 shares, a decrease of 12.7% from the February 15th total of 49,412,677 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,839,254 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

Who owns Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (5.70%), State Street Corp (5.65%), Franklin Resources Inc. (4.26%), FMR LLC (2.00%), Putnam Investments LLC (1.11%) and Norges Bank (0.92%).

Who sold Marathon Oil stock? Who is selling Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Franklin Resources Inc., Caymus Capital Partners L.P., Numeric Investors LLC, AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Investec Asset Management LTD, Putnam Investments LLC and Guggenheim Capital LLC.

Who bought Marathon Oil stock? Who is buying Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Renaissance Technologies LLC, State Street Corp, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., FMR LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC and Gabelli Funds LLC.

How do I buy Marathon Oil stock?

Shares of Marathon Oil can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Marathon Oil stock cost?

One share of Marathon Oil stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.02.

Marathon Oil (MRO) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by Staff