Marathon Oil Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:MRO)

About Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation 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: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Symbol: NYSE:MRO
  • CUSIP: 56584910
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $9.8004 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 849,991,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.58
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.82
  • 52 Week Range: $11.40 - $19.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 384.33
  • P/E Growth: 0.41
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.47 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.19
  • Book Value: $14.81 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.78
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.7%
  • EBIDTA: $1.7 billion
  • Net Margins: -134.01%
  • Return on Equity: -2.54%
  • Return on Assets: -1.44%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.45%
  • Current Ratio: 1.21%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.16%
  • Average Volume: 13.62 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.24
  • Short Ratio: 3.01

Frequently Asked Questions for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

What is Marathon Oil Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Marathon Oil Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 26th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Monday, June 12th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 15th. View Marathon Oil Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Marathon Oil Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. Marathon Oil Corporation had a negative net margin of 134.01% and a negative return on equity of 2.54%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 88.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.43) EPS. View Marathon Oil Corporation's Earnings History.

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

24 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Marathon Oil Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $9.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate Marathon Oil Corporation's share price to reach $18.78 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Marathon Oil Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Marathon Oil Corporation stock?

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

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Marathon Oil's stock price has fallen 12% over the past month, more than the Zacks categorized 'Oil & Gas - U.S. Exploration & Production' industry’s decline of 10%. As it is, with oil falling below the psychologically-critical $50 threshold again, the company's near-to-medium term revenue outlook remains cloudy. We believe Marathon’s earnings and cash flows are bound to feel the heat from the ongoing oil price slump. The year-over-year decline in production and uncertainty regarding its low cost Libyan operations are also cause for concern. Lack of growth catalysts remain another major liability. Given these headwinds, we see Marathon Oil as a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit." (5/9/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "MRO reported 1Q17 earnings after the close on May 4. We see the stock outperforming as an earnings beat and a guidance raise further validate the resource play growth story. MRO raised its resource play growth targets to 20%– 25% (from 15%–20%) from 4Q16 to 4Q17. We continue to have strong conviction in the company’s longer-term growth target of 18%–22% from 2017 to 2021. However, we lower our price target to $20 (from $22) as a result of a lower commodity price deck. MRO hosts its earnings call on May 5 at 9:00 a.m." (5/5/2017)
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We maintain a HOLD rating based on valuation." (3/21/2017)

Are investors shorting Marathon Oil Corporation?

Marathon Oil Corporation saw a increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 46,888,002 shares, an increase of 13.1% from the May 31st total of 41,440,344 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,438,029 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.2 days. Approximately 5.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of Marathon Oil Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Marathon Oil Corporation's key executives?

Marathon Oil Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Lee M. Tillman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Dane E. Whitehead, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Sylvia J. Kerrigan, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • T. Mitch Little, Executive Vice President - Operations
  • Reginald D. Hedgebeth, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Patrick J. Wagner, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy
  • Gary Eugene Wilson, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller
  • Catherine L. Krajicek, Vice President - Conventional
  • Dennis H. Reilley, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Independent Director

Who owns Marathon Oil Corporation stock?

Marathon Oil Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.65%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.02%), State Street Corp (5.73%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (5.73%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.98%) and Boston Partners (2.65%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Marathon Oil Corporation.

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

Marathon Oil Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Wellington Management Group LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., FMR LLC, Swedbank, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., First Trust Advisors LP and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marathon Oil Corporation.

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

Marathon Oil Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, State Street Corp, National Pension Service, Geode Capital Management LLC, Swiss National Bank and OppenheimerFunds Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Marathon Oil Corporation.

How do I buy Marathon Oil Corporation stock?

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

What is Marathon Oil Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Marathon Oil Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.53.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE MRO)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  533 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  457 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  990
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Marathon Oil Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 13 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.46)
Consensus Price Target: $18.78 (62.86% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/24/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$16.00LowView Rating Details
6/21/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$17.00 -> $9.00HighView Rating Details
6/21/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$17.00 -> $14.00HighView Rating Details
6/2/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaSet Price TargetHold$20.00LowView Rating Details
5/23/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuy$20.00LowView Rating Details
5/16/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$23.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$20.00N/AView Rating Details
5/11/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$25.00 -> $22.00MediumView Rating Details
4/20/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$17.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
4/12/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$17.00HighView Rating Details
3/23/2017KLR GroupReiterated RatingBuy$24.00MediumView Rating Details
3/21/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$17.00LowView Rating Details
3/1/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated 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
9/9/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/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 Inc.UpgradeStrong-Buy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Capital One Financial CorporationUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$15.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
5/31/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$16.00N/AView Rating Details
4/13/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/27/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$23.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
12/11/2015ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
12/9/2015J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated 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
(Data available from 6/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE MRO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017($0.08)($0.07)$1.29 billion$1.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.32)
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.89)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174($0.10)($0.01)($0.07)
Q2 20172($0.12)($0.03)($0.08)
Q3 20172($0.13)($0.05)($0.09)
Q4 20172($0.12)($0.05)($0.09)
Q1 20181($0.26)($0.26)($0.26)
Q2 20181($0.25)($0.25)($0.25)
Q3 20181($0.19)($0.19)($0.19)
Q4 20181($0.19)($0.19)($0.19)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Most Recent Dividend:6/12/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.73%
Dividend Growth:-34.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-2.53% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-95.24% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
666.67% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.97%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Marathon Oil Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
Latest Headlines for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)
DateHeadline logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Given a $16.00 Price Target at Jefferies Group LLC - June 26 at 12:26 AM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Cut to Sell at Seaport Global Securities - June 25 at 8:40 PM logoForm 8-K MARATHON OIL CORP For: Jun 22 - June 25 at 12:08 AM logoBidaskClub Lowers Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) to Strong Sell - June 23 at 7:38 PM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 23 at 11:19 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Cut by Seaport Global Securities - June 23 at 7:52 AM logoU.S. stocks set for 2nd day in red as oil extends bear-market tumble - June 21 at 7:47 PM logoMarathon Oil on the Street: What the Analysts Are Saying - June 21 at 7:47 PM logoOil's drop back into a bear market could slow down U.S. drilling - June 21 at 12:41 AM logoOil's slide to lowest price of the year pulls stocks lower - June 20 at 7:39 PM logoMarkets Right Now: Drop in oil price sinks energy stocks - June 20 at 4:22 PM logoCramer's lightning round: This telecom giant's prospects get an A - June 20 at 7:49 AM logoCramer's lightning round: This telecom giant's prospects get an A - June 19 at 10:46 PM logoWhat’s ConocoPhillips’s Stock Price Range Forecast for the Week? - June 19 at 11:27 AM logoOil Sands Output Growth Second Only To Shale - June 18 at 6:04 PM logoChange Your Thinking With Marathon - Seeking Alpha - June 17 at 7:24 PM logoMarathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Upgraded to Sell at BidaskClub - June 14 at 7:20 PM logoWhy Resounding Sentiment on Oil Stocks Will Probably Stay Bearish, For Now - June 12 at 4:00 PM logoApache Announces Canadian Asset Sale, Sharpening Permian Focus - June 12 at 9:12 AM logoMorning Movers: General Electric Jumps on Immelt Retirement; Marathon Oil Climbs - June 12 at 9:12 AM logoBehind California Resources’ 1Q17 Revenues - June 12 at 9:12 AM logoMarathon Oil Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MRO) - June 10 at 7:12 AM logoTraders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Marathon Oil (MRO) - June 10 at 7:10 AM logoCanada Oil Sands Likely to See More Chinese Investment - June 9 at 6:51 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.01 Billion - June 8 at 1:06 PM logoMarathon Oil Company: Interesting Changes Are Being Made - June 8 at 10:12 AM logoMarathon Oil (MRO) Down 7.6% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - June 8 at 10:11 AM logoMarathon Oil: A Good Investment? - Seeking Alpha - June 7 at 6:19 PM logoMarathon Oil Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - GlobeNewswire (press release) - June 6 at 9:12 AM logoOil giant shifts from Canada to NM's Permian Basin - Albuquerque Business First - June 6 at 9:12 AM logo-$0.09 Earnings Per Share Expected for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) This Quarter - June 6 at 8:21 AM logoMarathon Oil Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - June 5 at 7:17 PM logoOil giant shifts from Canada to NM's Permian Basin - June 5 at 7:17 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Downgraded to Sell at ValuEngine - June 4 at 7:36 AM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reaffirms Hold Rating for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) - June 3 at 7:16 AM logoMarathon Oil Closes Acquisition of Northern Delaware Acreage and ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - June 2 at 12:30 AM logoMarathon Oil Closes Acquisition of Northern Delaware Acreage and Sale of Canadian Business - June 1 at 7:29 PM logo[$$] NGP-Backed Energy Company Closes Sale of $700 Million in Permian Assets to Marathon - June 1 at 7:29 PM logoInside ConocoPhillips’s Latest Stock Price Range Forecast - May 31 at 8:33 AM logoWhat Just Happened to ConocoPhillips Stock? - May 30 at 6:20 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Short Interest Down 10.5% in May - May 30 at 7:16 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Rating Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets - May 29 at 11:38 AM logoMarathon Oil's (MRO) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at FBR & Co - May 29 at 11:13 AM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - May 29 at 10:35 AM logoWhy Hormel Foods Corp (HRL), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) and HP Inc (HPQ) Are 3 of Today’s Worst Stocks - May 25 at 5:09 PM logoFBR & Co Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) - May 25 at 7:40 AM logoMarathon Oil Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (MRO) - May 24 at 5:32 PM logoMarathon Oil Co. (MRO) Given a $20.00 Price Target at FBR & Co - May 23 at 10:38 PM logoMarathon Oil Traders Could Start to Probe Long Side - May 22 at 5:57 PM logoHow Devon Energy Stock Is Performing in 2017 - May 19 at 7:07 PM



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