Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) Receives Hold Rating from Jefferies Group

YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,937 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $156,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.73%. 4,971,026 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,750,000. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for the trailing twelve months paying dividend with the payout ratio of 46.74% to its shareholders. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. The institutional investor held 243,166 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.64 million, down from 354,912 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $456.38 million. The stock decreased 3.17% or $3.69 during the last trading session, reaching $112.83. About 92,489 shares traded or 18.69% up from the average. It has underperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

Shares of Marathon Petroleum closed the previous trading session at 68.38 down -0.31 0.45% with 584383 shares trading hands. Therefore 45% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 72 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Needham given on Friday, October 21. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, January 2 to "Neutral" rating. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 20th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 3. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, January 26. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 18. Marathon Petroleum Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 90.91%. (NASDAQ:FRTA) to report $-0.22 EPS on February, 14.After having $-0.14 EPS previously, Forterra, Inc.'s analysts see 57.14 % EPS growth. Bluemountain Ltd Liability Corp has 1.12M shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. MPC's profit will be $507.95M for 16.20 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.08/Share beating the analyst estimate of $-0.13/Share by a difference of $0.05. Of those insider trades, 70,483 shares of Marathon Oil Corporation were purchased and 8 shares were sold. It also increased its holding in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 74,560 shares in the quarter, for a total of 491,956 shares, and has risen its stake in Helmerich & Payne Inc (NYSE:HP).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. The short ratio for MRO is 1.59 while that of OHGI is just 0.15. 85 funds opened positions while 227 raised stakes. Pnc Fincl Ser Gru reported 440,278 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Arrowpoint Asset Management Llc bought 157,200 shares as the company's stock rose 5.52% with the market. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc holds 0.02% or 12,856 shares. Aqr Limited Liability stated it has 32,269 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

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The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 19 analysts - of 1.9 for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) points to bullish case.

Investors are constantly attempting to find the next great stock to own. Vident Advisory Lc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 7,375 shares. Victory Capital Mngmt has 137,426 shares. (NYSE:BHE). Nordea Invest Mngmt Ab has 0.01% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Miller Howard Investments Inc reported 255,444 shares or 0.76% of all its holdings.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $7.73 million activity. 6,374 shares were sold by Nichols Rodney P., worth $413,864. Kopernik Global Investors Llc owns 2.52 million shares or 7.14% of their USA portfolio. Haverford reported 4,998 shares stake.

First City Mngmt has 1.36% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Its down 0.14, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 52 investors sold MPC shares while 292 reduced holdings. American Airlines Group Inc. Moreover, Piedmont Investment Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Sprott holds 0.05% or 14,310 shares in its portfolio. 42,274 are owned by Sawgrass Asset Management Limited Liability Corp. Federated Pa holds 0.01% or 43,298 shares.

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