Near term Outlook For Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board cut its position in Marathon Petroleum Corp. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. If the published price targets set by Marathon Oil Corporation analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for MRO is $26. It has outperformed by 294.39% the S&P500. October 17 investment analysts at Cowen and Company made no change to the stock rating of "Buy" with a current price target of $60.00. Therefore 74% are positive. The firm has a market capitalization of $30,144.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.59. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) earned "Hold" rating by Societe Generale on Friday, September 9. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. Salient Cap Advisors Limited Liability Corp has 0.4% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). RBC Capital Markets has "Top Pick" rating and $58 target. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, February 12 with "Outperform". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Nomura. The mean rating score for this stock is at 2.30.

Among 4 analysts covering Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (NYSE:KW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Currently, 1.16 billion total shares are owned by the public and among those 1.16 billion shares have been available to trade.

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. Its down 0.03, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. Commonwealth Equity Ser invested in 0.01% or 163,621 shares. 64 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 4.96 percent, SMA50 is 10.02 percent, while SMA200 is 17.64 percent.

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Institutional owners hold 81.20% stake while Insiders ownership held at 0.22% in the company. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested in 0.02% or 2.43 million shares.

Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) traded up $0.41 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $62.61. This represents an increase of 3% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt more pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a dividend payout ratio of 44.6% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. They expect $0.90 earnings per share, up 109.30% or $0.47 from last year's $0.43 per share.

Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp. Wright Invsts Serv accumulated 55,070 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Envestnet Asset holds 0% or 2,550 shares in its portfolio. New York-based Amalgamated National Bank & Trust has invested 0.01% in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW). Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md invested in 0% or 724,100 shares. Interocean Ltd Liability reported 23,501 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th.

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For the current quarter, 22 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $-0.06/share.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 26th, Wall Street Journal reports. Invictus RG increased its stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp.by 35.7% in the first quarter. Its down 5.49% from 3.90M shares previously. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 196,561 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $11,021,000 after buying an additional 16,723 shares during the period. It worsened, as 53 investors sold Marathon Petroleum Corp shares while 274 reduced holdings. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 11 to "Hold". Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, July 20 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 11.

Marathon Oil Corporation is maintained at an average outperform rating by 27 stock analysts, and there are at least 4.17% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold.

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