Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] fell -73.73% so far this year. What now?

Murphy Oil Corporation [NYSE: MUR] price plunged by -3.30 percent to reach at -$0.24. The company report on November 5, 2020 that Murphy Oil Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2020 Operating and Financial Results.

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Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced its financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, including a net loss attributable to Murphy of $244 million, or $1.59 net loss per diluted share. Adjusted net loss, which excludes discontinued operations and other one-off items, was $24 million, or $0.15 net loss per diluted share.

A sum of 4300876 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 4.58M shares. Murphy Oil Corporation shares reached a high of $7.555 and dropped to a low of $7.00 until finishing in the latest session at $7.04.

The one-year MUR stock forecast points to a potential upside of 45.34. The average equity rating for MUR stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

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

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MUR shares is $12.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MUR stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

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 0.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for MUR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.41. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.24, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.94.

MUR Stock Performance Analysis:

Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -8.81. With this latest performance, MUR shares dropped by -23.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -40.34% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -71.82% 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 34.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 29.88, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 34.91 for Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.39, while it was recorded at 7.53 for the last single week of trading, and 12.43 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 0.16/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.17/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -5.90%. 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 15.71%.

Murphy Oil Corporation [MUR] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $953 million, or 81.00% 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 $136.25 million in MUR stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $114.34 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 November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 97 institutional holders increased their position in Murphy Oil Corporation [NYSE:MUR] by around 6,769,395 shares. Additionally, 167 investors decreased positions by around 23,008,557 shares, while 46 investors held positions by with 105,576,350 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 135,354,302 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MUR stock had 29 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,352,483 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 1,806,979 shares during the same period.

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