How Have Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) EPS Forecasts Changed?

Danny Woods
January 7, 2018

As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $69.15. About 3.51M shares traded. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Third Security Llc decreased its stake in Halozyme Therapeutics Inc (HALO) by 8.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aqr Capital Management Llc sold 2.01 million shares as the company's stock rose 3.66% with the market. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 2,317,146 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $121,256,000 after purchasing an additional 1,083,232 shares during the last quarter. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $69.34. A total of 3.08 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume is 3.84 Million. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has risen 5.51% since January 6, 2017 and is uptrending.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $201,389 activity. Also, VP Rodney P. Nichols sold 6,374 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. Harvest Fund Advsrs holds 12,573 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.58 earnings per share. ETFC's profit will be $157.21M for 21.74 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. Westpac reported 536,697 shares. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 29,842 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $765,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. King Street Capital Management Lp bought 2.00 million shares as the company's stock declined 19.04% while stock markets rallied. Therefore 0 are positive. Marathon Oil Corporation had 99 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They set a "neutral" rating and a $30.00 price objective on the stock. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, July 13 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Mizuho to "Buy" on Monday, October 31. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of MPC in report on Tuesday, October 3 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to "Hold" on Monday, August 17. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 15 by UBS. Marathon Oil now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $16.51. Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (0) were less than Sell recommendations (0). They expect $1.04 earnings per share, up 141.86% or $0.61 from last year's $0.43 per share. It turned negative, as 35 investors sold PII shares while 152 reduced holdings. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 243 holders increased their positions by a total of 63.44 million shares, 279 holders decreased the positions by a total of 66.63 million shares, and 105 holders held their positions. The oil and gas company reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.48 by $0.29. Cibc Asset Mgmt Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Pacific Heights Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Murphy Oil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.66 billion market cap company. Aull And Monroe Investment has invested 0.12% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Sg Americas Ltd invested 0.01% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO).

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is engaged in refining, marketing, retail and transportation businesses in the United States and the largest east of the Mississippi. The Luminus Management Llc holds 95,000 shares with $5.33 million value, down from 120,000 last quarter. France-based Bnp Paribas Asset Holdings has invested 0.01% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). 12,675 are held by Welch & Forbes Limited Liability. 10,146 were reported by Lodestar Investment Counsel Limited Company Il. Seaward Management Partnership stated it has 8,418 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Calamos Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.12% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Mutual Of America Mgmt Ltd reported 109,225 shares.

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The average 1-year price target for CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - averaging the work of different analysts - reveals a mean PT of $86.41/share. Clear Harbor Asset Management Ltd Liability Com holds 18,239 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:CNP) to report earnings on February, 27. Shares of CVS have downtrended -6.17% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -14.49% in that time. After $-0.03 actual EPS reported by Murphy Oil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering Apartment Investment & Management Co (NYSE:AIV), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Halozyme Therapeutics had 18 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and $64 target in Tuesday, February 9 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, November 14. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Monday, June 20 by Raymond James. Seaport Global Securities now has a "Buy" rating on the stock.

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