Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Short Interest Up 10.2% in June


If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. The value of the investment in Marathon Petroleum Corporation went from $17,250,000 to $13,266,000 a change of 23.1% quarter to quarter.

Over the past 50 days, Marathon Oil Corporation stock's -10.14% off of the high and 7.59% removed from the low. The value of the position overall is up by 5.2%. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 70,123 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $3,544,000 after buying an additional 16,915 shares during the period.

According to Zacks, "Marathon Petroleum's scale advantage, impressive asset quality and extensive midstream/retail network have helped the company to overcome the challenging market conditions". New England Research & Management Inc. now owns 20,850 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $329,000 after buying an additional 5,150 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 2,287 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT increased its stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 209.4% in the first quarter. Loews Corp now holds 325,000 shares valued at $17,007,000.

Albeit keeping a close eye on stock technical is very important, Investors always show anxiousness about where the stock might be heading.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a market cap of $10.37 billion and over the last 12 months, MRO has declined by -15.4%.

The P/E ratio is now 30.87 and the market cap is 26.21B. The stock touched 52-week High of $19.28 on 12/12/16 and 52-week Low of $11.20 on 06/28/17. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $54.10 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.61.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. The company reported the earnings of $1.03/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.07/share. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.23) EPS. The firm had revenue of $1.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.03 billion. This dividend represents a yeild of $1.62 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current share price.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Increasing profits are the best indication that a company can pay dividends and that the share price will trend upward. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 14th. In 3 years time the analysts are predicting dividends per share to be around $1.91 and EPS to increase to $4.66. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on Thursday, June 1 with "Buy" rating.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C". (Symbol: MPC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 9/11/17. If you are reading this story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. and worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this article can be accessed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/08/11/boston-partners-sells-4919869-shares-of-marathon-oil-corporation-mro.html. Entergy Corporation had 39 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. State Street Corp boosted its position in Marathon Oil Corporation by 1.7% in the first quarter. A 12 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 2 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:MRO) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $61.00 target price on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. -37.50% away from the high and 7.59% from the low. Scotiabank restated a "hold" rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Friday, April 28th. On December 15 the company was rated "Neutral" in a report from Nomura which is down from the previous "Buy" rating.

On August 4 Barclays left the company rating at "Equal-Weight" and lowered the price target to $11.00 from $17.00. Shares for $1.46M were sold by Kelley Thomas M. on Monday, March 6. It increased, as 66 investors sold MPC shares while 252 reduced holdings.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $4.13 million activity. Ingalls Snyder Limited Company holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 47,852 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Firm operates through three divisions: Refining & Marketing; Speedway; and Midstream.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is engaged in refining, marketing, retail and transportation businesses in the United States and the largest east of the Mississippi.

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