Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] Stock trading around $8.70 per share: What’s Next?

Murphy Oil Corporation [NYSE: MUR] stock went on an upward path that rose over 4.95% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 4.82%. The company report on October 7, 2020 that Murphy Oil Corporation Announces Dividend.

The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.125 per share, or $0.50 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable on December 1, 2020, to stockholders of record as of November 16, 2020.


Over the last 12 months, MUR stock dropped by -54.35%. The average equity rating for MUR stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $1.38 billion, with 153.58 million shares outstanding and 144.73 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.16M shares, MUR stock reached a trading volume of 4739196 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR]:

Scotiabank have made an estimate for Murphy Oil Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on September 24, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on September 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Murphy Oil Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $22, while Truist analysts kept a Buy rating on MUR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Murphy Oil Corporation is set at 0.61, with the Price to Sales ratio for MUR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.52. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.29, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.92.

MUR Stock Performance Analysis:

Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.82. With this latest performance, MUR shares dropped by -6.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 3.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -54.35% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MUR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.52, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.86, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.86 for Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.17, while it was recorded at 8.58 for the last single week of trading, and 13.62 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Murphy Oil Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.38 and a Gross Margin at +26.70. Murphy Oil Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.03.

Return on Total Capital for MUR is now 4.91, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.01. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.66, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.75. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 62.50. Additionally, MUR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 38.46, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 29.16. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 60.81, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 37.42.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] managed to generate an average of $103,704 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.43 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.25.Murphy Oil Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Murphy Oil Corporation posted 0.36/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.26/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 38.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MUR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Murphy Oil Corporation go to 23.81%.

Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $1,199 million, or 80.10% of MUR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MUR stocks are: CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS with ownership of 20,402,044, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 19,353,885 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $168.38 million in MUR stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $141.3 million in MUR stock with ownership of nearly -5.247% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Murphy Oil Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 99 institutional holders increased their position in Murphy Oil Corporation [NYSE:MUR] by around 9,000,086 shares. Additionally, 179 investors decreased positions by around 22,099,952 shares, while 41 investors held positions by with 106,660,070 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 137,760,108 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MUR stock had 28 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,324,837 shares, while 59 institutional investors sold positions of 2,495,771 shares during the same period.

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