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: $15.15
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $15.69
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $16.20
  • 52-Week Range: $11.28 - $19.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 757.50
  • P/E Growth: 0.53
  • Market Cap: $12.84B
  • 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: 12 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.62)
Consensus Price Target: $19.48 (28.56% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/20/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$17.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
4/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$17.00HighView Rating Details
4/12/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$17.00HighView Rating Details
3/31/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$22.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017KLR GroupReiterated RatingBuy$24.00MediumView Rating Details
3/22/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$25.00HighView 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
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
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
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 4/24/2015 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
2/15/2017Q4 2016($0.15)($0.10)$1.19 billion$1.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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
5/6/2015Q1 2015($0.46)($0.37)$1.79 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q4$0.03($0.13)$2.41 billion$2.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2014Q314$0.58$0.57$2.93 billion$2.97 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014Q214$0.74$0.62$3.19 billion$2.94 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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.04
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174($0.08)$0.02($0.03)
Q2 20171$0.04$0.04$0.04
Q3 20172($0.06)$0.06$0.00
Q4 20172($0.06)$0.10$0.02
Q2 20181$0.04$0.04$0.04
(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:1.32%
Dividend Growth:-34.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-9.26% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-95.24% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
1,000.00% (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)
DateHeadline logoOil and Gas Stocks Under Review -- Chesapeake Energy, Southwestern Energy, Marathon Oil, and Oasis Petroleum - PR Newswire (press release) - April 24 at 5:49 PM logoUnderstanding Marathon Oil’s Latest Stock Price Range Forecast - April 24 at 5:49 PM logoAre Investors Getting A Gift With Marathon? - April 24 at 12:47 PM logoWhat Does MRO’s Implied Volatility Forecast for Its Stock Price? - April 24 at 12:47 PM logoWill ConocoPhillips Maintain Shareholder Returns? - April 24 at 12:47 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) Decreased by Analyst - April 24 at 9:06 AM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 23 at 8:33 PM logoChart in Focus: Marathon Oil’s Operating Netback - April 21 at 9:46 AM logoBarclays PLC Reaffirms Hold Rating for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) - April 20 at 10:21 PM logoMarathon Oil Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:MRO) : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 6:44 PM logoBetter Buy: Apache Corp. vs. Marathon Oil - April 20 at 8:17 AM logo-$0.06 Earnings Per Share Expected for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) This Quarter - April 19 at 8:09 PM logoMarathon Oil Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MRO) - April 19 at 5:09 PM logoMarathon Oil Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRO-US : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 10:27 AM logoChart in Focus: Marathon Oil’s Realized Price Effectiveness - April 19 at 10:27 AM logoAnalyzing Marathon Oil’s Divestiture-Adjusted Production - April 18 at 10:19 AM logoWhy ConocoPhillips Is Divesting San Juan Basin Assets - April 18 at 10:19 AM logoFavorable News Coverage Likely to Impact Marathon Oil (MRO) Share Price - April 17 at 7:01 PM logoMarathon Oil Is Trading below Wall Street’s Median Target Price - April 17 at 5:53 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Short Interest Update - April 17 at 7:14 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Receives "Hold" Rating from Royal Bank of Canada - April 16 at 12:52 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc. - April 14 at 9:32 AM logoBRIEF-Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman's 2016 total compensation was $8.6 mln - April 13 at 6:21 PM logoMarathon Oil: A ‘Compelling Bull Case,’ But Still Not A Buy - April 13 at 6:21 PM logoMarathon Oil: A 'Compelling Bull Case,' But Still Not A Buy - April 13 at 6:21 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Research Coverage Started at BMO Capital Markets - April 13 at 1:38 PM logoStifel Starts Marathon Oil (MRO) at Hold - - April 13 at 8:29 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Now Covered by Stifel Nicolaus - April 12 at 6:59 PM logoMarathon Oil's (MRO) "Neutral" Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank of Canada - April 12 at 7:36 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Upgraded at Vetr Inc. - April 11 at 12:50 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Stock Rating Lowered by Vetr Inc. - April 11 at 12:10 AM logoMarathon Oil Schedules First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - April 10 at 6:14 PM logoInvestors Buy Large Volume of Marathon Oil Call Options (MRO) - April 10 at 4:49 PM logoQ1 2017 Earnings Forecast for Marathon Oil Co. Issued By Jefferies Group (MRO) - April 7 at 5:43 PM logoMarathon Oil Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRO-US : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 11:19 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - April 5 at 2:33 PM logoSeaport Global Securities Comments on Marathon Oil Co.'s Q2 2018 Earnings (MRO) - April 3 at 11:29 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Receives "Buy" Rating from Jefferies Group LLC - March 31 at 6:18 PM logoMarathon Oil: Bullish Transformation - March 30 at 6:57 PM logoIs Marathon Oil Ready to Run? - March 29 at 7:17 PM logoQ1 2017 EPS Estimates for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) Boosted by FBR & Co - March 29 at 10:29 AM logoKLR Group Reiterates Buy Rating for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) - March 29 at 8:29 AM logoMarathon Oil’s Stock Reacted to Bolt-On Permian Acquisition - March 28 at 6:24 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given a $16.00 Price Target at Canaccord Genuity - March 26 at 9:09 PM logoMarathon Oil: A Good Bet - March 26 at 8:39 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given a $25.00 Price Target at Scotiabank - March 24 at 10:24 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Rating Reiterated by KLR Group - March 23 at 12:46 PM logoMarathon Oil's $1.8Bn Permian Basin Push Can Boost Valuation - March 22 at 6:44 PM logoMarathon (MRO) Inks Deal to Expand in the Permian Basin - March 22 at 6:44 PM logoMarathon Oil Continues to Look Attractive Despite Paying Up to Double Down in Permian - March 22 at 6:44 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 paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, March 10th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th.

How were Marathon Oil's earnings last quarter?

Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 15th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.19 billion. Marathon Oil had a negative net margin of 32.98% and a negative return on equity of 4.91%.

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?

26 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Marathon Oil's shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect Marathon Oil's stock price to reach $19.48 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 decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 40,537,796 shares, a decline of 11.9% from the March 15th total of 46,017,440 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 12,168,174 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Currently, 4.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who owns Marathon Oil stock?

Marathon Oil's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.25%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.14%), National Pension Service (0.09%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.09%) and Hermes Investment Management Ltd. (0.06%).

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 Nationwide Fund Advisors, Hermes Investment Management Ltd., First American Trust FSB, CENTRAL TRUST Co, Charter Trust Co., Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA, Hartford Investment Management Co. and Legacy Private Trust Co..

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

Marathon Oil's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, National Pension Service, Viking Fund Management LLC, Longer Investments Inc., Creative Planning, DnB Asset Management AS, Oakbrook Investments LLC and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings 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 $15.15.

Marathon Oil (MRO) Chart for Monday, April, 24, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/24/2017 by Staff