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$14.69
-0.88 (-5.65 %)
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$14.54
Now: $14.69
$15.36
50-Day Range
$10.05
MA: $12.61
$15.57
52-Week Range
$4.50
Now: $14.69
$27.73
Volume4.05 million shs
Average Volume4.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.26 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.40%
Beta3.33

Competitors

Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) Vs. COG, CVE, DVN, CLR, PE, and SSL

Should you be buying MUR stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "crude petroleum & natural gas" are considered alternatives and competitors to Murphy Oil, including Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Cenovus Energy (CVE), Devon Energy (DVN), Continental Resources (CLR), Parsley Energy (PE), and Sasol (SSL).

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) and Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Cabot Oil & Gas has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Murphy Oil has a beta of 3.33, suggesting that its share price is 233% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cabot Oil & Gas pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Murphy Oil pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Cabot Oil & Gas pays out 24.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Murphy Oil pays out 57.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Cabot Oil & Gas has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cabot Oil & Gas and Murphy Oil's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cabot Oil & Gas$2.07 billion3.68$681.07 million$1.6211.77
Murphy Oil$2.83 billion0.80$1.15 billion$0.8716.89

Murphy Oil has higher revenue and earnings than Cabot Oil & Gas. Cabot Oil & Gas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Murphy Oil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.9% of Cabot Oil & Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Cabot Oil & Gas shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cabot Oil & Gas and Murphy Oil, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cabot Oil & Gas28702.29
Murphy Oil28502.20

Cabot Oil & Gas presently has a consensus target price of $20.4706, indicating a potential upside of 7.34%. Murphy Oil has a consensus target price of $13.9643, indicating a potential downside of 4.94%. Given Cabot Oil & Gas' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cabot Oil & Gas is more favorable than Murphy Oil.

Profitability

This table compares Cabot Oil & Gas and Murphy Oil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cabot Oil & Gas16.73%8.84%4.24%
Murphy Oil-46.10%-3.06%-1.40%

Summary

Cabot Oil & Gas beats Murphy Oil on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cenovus Energy (NYSE:CVE) and Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Cenovus Energy has a beta of 3.12, suggesting that its share price is 212% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Murphy Oil has a beta of 3.33, suggesting that its share price is 233% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cenovus Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Murphy Oil pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Cenovus Energy pays out 17.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Murphy Oil pays out 57.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cenovus Energy and Murphy Oil's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cenovus Energy$15.21 billion0.50$1.65 billion$0.2821.89
Murphy Oil$2.83 billion0.80$1.15 billion$0.8716.89

Cenovus Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Murphy Oil. Murphy Oil is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cenovus Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.7% of Cenovus Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cenovus Energy and Murphy Oil, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cenovus Energy17702.40
Murphy Oil28502.20

Cenovus Energy presently has a consensus target price of $8.0577, indicating a potential upside of 31.45%. Murphy Oil has a consensus target price of $13.9643, indicating a potential downside of 4.94%. Given Cenovus Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cenovus Energy is more favorable than Murphy Oil.

Profitability

This table compares Cenovus Energy and Murphy Oil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cenovus Energy-14.15%-12.48%-6.55%
Murphy Oil-46.10%-3.06%-1.40%

Summary

Murphy Oil beats Cenovus Energy on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Devon Energy has a beta of 3.46, suggesting that its share price is 246% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Murphy Oil has a beta of 3.33, suggesting that its share price is 233% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Devon Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Murphy Oil pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Devon Energy pays out 31.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Murphy Oil pays out 57.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Devon Energy has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Devon Energy and Murphy Oil's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Devon Energy$6.22 billion1.20$-355,000,000.00$1.3814.18
Murphy Oil$2.83 billion0.80$1.15 billion$0.8716.89

Murphy Oil has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Devon Energy. Devon Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Murphy Oil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.9% of Devon Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Devon Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Devon Energy and Murphy Oil, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Devon Energy031812.91
Murphy Oil28502.20

Devon Energy presently has a consensus target price of $25.7045, indicating a potential upside of 31.35%. Murphy Oil has a consensus target price of $13.9643, indicating a potential downside of 4.94%. Given Devon Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Devon Energy is more favorable than Murphy Oil.

Profitability

This table compares Devon Energy and Murphy Oil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Devon Energy-62.68%2.38%0.86%
Murphy Oil-46.10%-3.06%-1.40%

Summary

Devon Energy beats Murphy Oil on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) and Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.8% of Continental Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.6% of Continental Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Continental Resources and Murphy Oil, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Continental Resources317602.12
Murphy Oil28502.20

Continental Resources presently has a consensus target price of $17.5682, indicating a potential downside of 9.21%. Murphy Oil has a consensus target price of $13.9643, indicating a potential downside of 4.94%. Given Murphy Oil's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Murphy Oil is more favorable than Continental Resources.

Profitability

This table compares Continental Resources and Murphy Oil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Continental Resources-10.54%-2.05%-0.91%
Murphy Oil-46.10%-3.06%-1.40%

Risk and Volatility

Continental Resources has a beta of 3.37, meaning that its stock price is 237% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Murphy Oil has a beta of 3.33, meaning that its stock price is 233% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Continental Resources and Murphy Oil's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Continental Resources$4.63 billion1.53$775.64 million$2.258.60
Murphy Oil$2.83 billion0.80$1.15 billion$0.8716.89

Murphy Oil has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Continental Resources. Continental Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Murphy Oil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Continental Resources beats Murphy Oil on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) and Parsley Energy (NYSE:PE) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.6% of Murphy Oil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.6% of Parsley Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Murphy Oil shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.4% of Parsley Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Murphy Oil and Parsley Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Murphy Oil28502.20
Parsley Energy061812.80

Murphy Oil presently has a consensus price target of $13.9643, indicating a potential downside of 4.94%. Parsley Energy has a consensus price target of $14.6250, indicating a potential downside of 13.61%. Given Murphy Oil's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Murphy Oil is more favorable than Parsley Energy.

Dividends

Murphy Oil pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Parsley Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Murphy Oil pays out 57.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Parsley Energy pays out 17.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares Murphy Oil and Parsley Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Murphy Oil-46.10%-3.06%-1.40%
Parsley Energy-200.23%5.13%3.06%

Volatility and Risk

Murphy Oil has a beta of 3.33, indicating that its share price is 233% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Parsley Energy has a beta of 2.24, indicating that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Murphy Oil and Parsley Energy's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Murphy Oil$2.83 billion0.80$1.15 billion$0.8716.89
Parsley Energy$1.96 billion3.57$175.21 million$1.1215.12

Murphy Oil has higher revenue and earnings than Parsley Energy. Parsley Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Murphy Oil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Parsley Energy beats Murphy Oil on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) and Sasol (NYSE:SSL) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Sasol shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Sasol shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Murphy Oil and Sasol, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Murphy Oil28502.20
Sasol13102.00

Murphy Oil presently has a consensus price target of $13.9643, indicating a potential downside of 4.94%. Sasol has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 25.82%. Given Sasol's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sasol is more favorable than Murphy Oil.

Profitability

This table compares Murphy Oil and Sasol's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Murphy Oil-46.10%-3.06%-1.40%
SasolN/AN/AN/A

Risk and Volatility

Murphy Oil has a beta of 3.33, suggesting that its share price is 233% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sasol has a beta of 3.66, suggesting that its share price is 266% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Murphy Oil and Sasol's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Murphy Oil$2.83 billion0.80$1.15 billion$0.8716.89
Sasol$10.61 billion0.63$-5,867,420,000.00$0.8213.09

Murphy Oil has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sasol. Sasol is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Murphy Oil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Murphy Oil Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Cabot Oil & Gas logo
COG
Cabot Oil & Gas
1.9$19.07-1.2%$7.60 billion$2.07 billion30.76
Cenovus Energy logo
CVE
Cenovus Energy
2.0$6.13-6.4%$7.53 billion$15.21 billion-4.79
Devon Energy logo
DVN
Devon Energy
2.5$19.57-3.6%$7.49 billion$6.22 billion-2.29Analyst Revision
Continental Resources logo
CLR
Continental Resources
1.6$19.35-2.2%$7.07 billion$4.63 billion-22.50
Parsley Energy logo
PE
Parsley Energy
2.5$16.93-0.0%$6.99 billion$1.96 billion-1.72High Trading Volume
Sasol logo
SSL
Sasol
1.7$10.73-7.5%$6.89 billion$10.61 billion13.09
APA
Apache
1.2$17.27-6.3%$6.52 billion$6.41 billion-0.83Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Marathon Oil logo
MRO
Marathon Oil
1.7$8.25-5.1%$6.35 billion$5.19 billion-5.73Analyst Revision
WPX Energy logo
WPX
WPX Energy
1.3$9.43-0.0%$5.29 billion$2.29 billion-5.97
Cimarex Energy logo
XEC
Cimarex Energy
2.3$47.55-4.2%$4.85 billion$2.36 billion-2.32Analyst Report
Ovintiv logo
OVV
Ovintiv
2.1$17.35-2.8%$4.52 billion$6.73 billion-0.82Analyst Report
EQT logo
EQT
EQT
1.6$18.50-3.2%$4.39 billion$4.42 billion-2.14Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
CNX Resources logo
CNX
CNX Resources
2.0$13.83-1.2%$3.11 billion$1.92 billion-2.75Analyst Report
PDC Energy logo
PDCE
PDC Energy
1.8$24.23-6.0%$2.43 billion$1.16 billion-3.10
Range Resources logo
RRC
Range Resources
1.3$10.20-2.4%$2.38 billion$2.83 billion-1.01Analyst Report
Viper Energy Partners logo
VNOM
Viper Energy Partners
1.1$14.41-1.5%$2.27 billion$298.28 million-6.00Analyst Report
Southwestern Energy logo
SWN
Southwestern Energy
1.7$3.96-3.3%$2.27 billion$3.04 billion-0.74Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
Magnolia Oil & Gas logo
MGY
Magnolia Oil & Gas
1.7$8.74-2.5%$2.18 billion$936.14 million-1.19
Antero Resources logo
AR
Antero Resources
1.5$7.26-0.3%$1.95 billion$4.41 billion-1.11Analyst Report
Matador Resources logo
MTDR
Matador Resources
2.1$16.00-3.4%$1.87 billion$983.67 million-3.87
Black Stone Minerals logo
BSM
Black Stone Minerals
1.7$8.28-4.6%$1.83 billion$487.82 million15.62
Crescent Point Energy logo
CPG
Crescent Point Energy
1.6$2.92-5.5%$1.55 billion$2.51 billion-0.63
Comstock Resources logo
CRK
Comstock Resources
1.6$5.27-0.9%$1.22 billion$768.69 million-10.13Decrease in Short Interest
Kosmos Energy logo
KOS
Kosmos Energy
1.2$2.73-8.8%$1.11 billion$1.51 billion-2.44
SM Energy logo
SM
SM Energy
1.4$8.45-5.1%$1.08 billion$1.59 billion-1.37
Vermilion Energy logo
VET
Vermilion Energy
1.4$5.34-2.1%$826.95 million$1.27 billion-0.77Analyst Upgrade
Enerplus logo
ERF
Enerplus
2.3$3.65-4.7%$818.97 million$945.62 million-0.96
Talos Energy logo
TALO
Talos Energy
1.8$9.96-6.2%$759.51 million$927.62 million-58.58
PARR
Par Pacific
1.1$13.50-5.0%$750.83 million$5.40 billion-2.98Heavy News Reporting
MNRL
Brigham Minerals
1.9$13.28-0.7%$750.11 million$101.51 million-664.00Analyst Revision
Heavy News Reporting
GeoPark logo
GPRK
GeoPark
1.8$12.91-1.6%$748.81 million$628.91 million-6.87
QEP Resources logo
QEP
QEP Resources
1.1$2.93-4.1%$736.35 million$1.21 billion24.42Decrease in Short Interest
Centennial Resource Development logo
CDEV
Centennial Resource Development
1.2$2.49-0.4%$693.07 million$944.33 million-1.17Analyst Downgrade
Callon Petroleum logo
CPE
Callon Petroleum
1.7$15.50-7.5%$616.13 million$671.57 million-0.30
Tellurian logo
TELL
Tellurian
1.4$2.13-20.2%$561.79 million$28.77 million-2.17Unusual Options Activity
Kimbell Royalty Partners logo
KRP
Kimbell Royalty Partners
2.0$8.62-2.4%$550.69 million$108.22 million-1.58Analyst Upgrade
Bonanza Creek Energy logo
BCEI
Bonanza Creek Energy
1.4$22.35-2.3%$465.55 million$313.22 million11.46
Dorchester Minerals logo
DMLP
Dorchester Minerals
1.2$12.89-2.3%$452.92 million$78.80 million16.32Decrease in Short Interest
Earthstone Energy logo
ESTE
Earthstone Energy
1.5$5.86-3.6%$397.84 million$191.26 million-23.44
Hess Midstream logo
HESM
Hess Midstream
1.9$22.38-0.2%$395.71 million$848.30 million18.20Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Berry Petroleum logo
BRY
Berry Petroleum
1.1$4.71-1.3%$376.47 million$559.41 million-1.82Decrease in Short Interest
W&T Offshore logo
WTI
W&T Offshore
1.3$2.40-4.6%$340.27 million$534.90 million2.35Decrease in Short Interest
Laredo Petroleum logo
LPI
Laredo Petroleum
0.9$26.61-4.2%$308.26 million$837.28 million-0.39
FLMN
Falcon Minerals
1.5$3.53-3.7%$298.75 million$68.46 million35.30Increase in Short Interest
VIST
Vista Oil & Gas
0.6$2.74-2.6%$241.83 million$415.98 million-1.79Increase in Short Interest
Penn Virginia logo
PVAC
Penn Virginia
1.2$12.35-8.8%$197 million$471.22 million-1.09
TETRA Technologies logo
TTI
TETRA Technologies
0.8$1.30-4.6%$159.99 million$1.04 billion-1.11Decrease in Short Interest
SandRidge Energy logo
SD
SandRidge Energy
0.5$5.01-2.8%$147.67 million$266.85 million-0.34High Trading Volume
Decrease in Short Interest
TRCH
Torchlight Energy Resources
0.6$1.37-7.3%$140.05 million$750,000.00-6.85
BATL
Battalion Oil
0.3$8.00-7.5%$129.63 millionN/A-0.73
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