Marathon Oil Company Profile (NYSE:MRO)

About Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil logoMarathon Oil Corporation is an exploration and production company with operations in North America, Europe and Africa. The Company operates through three segments: North America E&P segment, which explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in North America; International E&P segment , which 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, and Oil Sands Mining segment, which 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. The Company holds working interest in the South, Central, North and West Brae fields, and working interest in the East Brae field.

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: $15.98
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $16.97
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $16.05
  • 52-Week Range: $6.96 - $19.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 63.92
  • P/E Growth: 5.63
  • Market Cap: $13.54B
  • Outstanding Shares: 847,211,000
  • 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%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 13 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $19.14 (19.79% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/16/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$25.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017KLR GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$23.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
2/11/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetHold$16.00View Rating Details
2/1/2017Howard WeilUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$22.00View Rating Details
1/3/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$20.00View Rating Details
12/15/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
12/15/2016InstinetDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$15.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details
12/7/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
11/28/2016R. F. LaffertyInitiated CoverageBuy$29.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$20.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/3/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/17/2016Barclays PLCDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$18.00 -> $17.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
8/30/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$17.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016SimmonsReiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
7/9/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/7/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-Buy$18.00View Rating Details
7/7/2016Citigroup Inc.UpgradeStrong-Buy$18.00View Rating Details
6/27/2016Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
6/21/2016Capital One Financial CorporationUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$15.00 -> $17.00View Rating Details
6/21/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$18.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
5/31/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$16.00View Rating Details
4/13/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
1/27/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$23.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
12/11/2015ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
12/9/2015J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageUnderweight$15.00View Rating Details
11/6/2015Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy -> Hold$35.00View Rating Details
10/7/2015BMO Capital MarketsLower Price Target$25.00 -> $22.00View Rating Details
8/10/2015Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$30.91 -> $18.40View Rating Details
6/2/2015Evercore Partners Inc.Initiated CoverageHold$31.00View Rating Details
6/1/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$31.00View Rating Details
5/19/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutral$29.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History 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: $-0.12 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.25 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)
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.25%
Dividend Growth:-34.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-9.26% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-166.67% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
80.00% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.35%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.96%
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)


Latest Headlines for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateHeadline logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) (NYSE:MRO) - February 23 at 6:42 PM logoMarathon Oil Appoints Dane Whitehead Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (NYSE:MRO) - February 23 at 6:42 PM logo4:36 pm Marathon Oil appoints Dane Whitehead as CFO, with an anticipated effective date of March 6 (NYSE:MRO) - February 23 at 6:42 PM logoMARATHON OIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NYSE:MRO) - February 23 at 6:42 PM logoAnalyzing W&T Offshore’s 4Q16 Revenue Expectations (NYSE:MRO) - February 23 at 6:42 PM logoMarathon Oil names Whitehead as its new CFO (NYSE:MRO) - February 23 at 5:03 PM
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News IconStock Update on Earnings & Estimates for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) (NYSE:MRO) - February 22 at 6:48 PM logoMarathon Oil And A Recovering Oil Market (NYSE:MRO) - February 22 at 6:48 PM logoMarkets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower, Dow edges higher (NYSE:MRO) - February 22 at 6:48 PM
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News IconMarathon Oil Corporation Announces 2017 Capital Program (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoCompany Update (NYSE:MRO): Marathon Oil Corporation Announces 2017 Capital Program (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM
News IconMarathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) earnings reaction history (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoQ4 2016 Marathon Oil Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoMarathon Oil Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoMarathon Oil Announces 2017 Capital Program; Accelerating Activity and Raising Long-term Growth Rates for U.S. Resource Plays (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logo6:01 pm Marathon Oil also announces 2017 capital program; accelerating activity and raising long-term growth rates for U.S. resource plays (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoMarathon Oil reports 4Q loss (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoMARATHON OIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) Q4 Loss Narrower than Expected (NYSE:MRO) - February 16 at 6:15 PM
News IconMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO): What's the Story? - StockNewsJournal (NYSE:MRO) - February 14 at 8:15 PM logoChart in Focus: Marathon Oil’s Cash Flow Estimates (NYSE:MRO) - February 14 at 8:15 PM logoHow Has Marathon Oil Stock Reacted to Past Earnings Results? (NYSE:MRO) - February 14 at 8:15 PM
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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. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, March 10th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 13th.

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

25 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Marathon Oil's stock. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate Marathon Oil's stock price to reach $19.14 in the next twelve months.

When will Marathon Oil announce their earnings?

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

What are analysts saying about Marathon Oil stock?

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

  • KLR Group analysts commented, "We are increasing our MRO target price $3 to $26 per share due to the inclusion of Libyan production (~10 Mbopd), slightly higher U.S liquids price realizations and a modestly shallower international production decline. Marathon's mid-cycle capital yield is ~100% versus the industry median cash recycle ratio of ~140%. Our '17 production expectation of ~385 Mboepd (excluding ~20 Mbpd of Libya/syncrude blendstock) is slightly below the midpoint of company guidance (375-405 Mboepd)' Marathon's growth drivers include the Eagle Ford, Anadarko Basin SCOOP/STACK and Williston Basin Bakken/TFS." (2/17/2017)
  • 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)

Who owns Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.87%).

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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, State Street Corp, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., FMR LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Gabelli Funds LLC and Bessemer Group Inc..

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 $15.98.

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Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff