why Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $12.05

Marathon Oil Corporation [NYSE: MRO] slipped around -0.19 points on Monday, while shares priced at $10.83 at the close of the session, down -1.72%. The company report on March 18, 2021 that Holli Ladhani elected to Marathon Oil Corporation Board of Directors.

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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) announced that Holli C. Ladhani has been elected to the Company’s board of directors, effective March 31, 2021.


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“We are pleased to welcome Holli to Marathon Oil’s board of directors,” said Chairman, President and CEO Lee Tillman. “We believe Holli’s leadership track record, strong financial background, and energy industry experience is a great complement to the skills of our board of directors. Her valuable insight and perspective will enhance our ability to execute on our strategy to deliver strong corporate returns and sustainable free cash flow.”.

Marathon Oil Corporation stock is now 62.37% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. MRO Stock saw the intraday high of $10.98 and lowest of $10.61 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 13.29, which means current price is +64.22% above from all time high which was touched on 03/05/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 28.55M shares, MRO reached a trading volume of 19153257 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MRO shares is $12.05 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MRO stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. 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.

Siebert Williams Shank have made an estimate for Marathon Oil Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on March 04, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 22, 2021, representing the official price target for Marathon Oil Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Marathon Oil Corporation is set at 0.70, with the Price to Sales ratio for MRO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.69. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.81. Price to Free Cash Flow for MRO in the course of the last twelve months was 125.49 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

How has MRO stock performed recently?

Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.12. With this latest performance, MRO shares gained by 14.60% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 124.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 204.21% 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 MRO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.34, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.12 for Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.69, while it was recorded at 11.13 for the last single week of trading, and 6.57 for the last 200 days.

Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] shares currently have an operating margin of -33.10 and a Gross Margin at -17.79. Marathon Oil Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -46.85.

Return on Total Capital for MRO is now -6.04, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -8.59. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -12.78, with Return on Assets sitting at -7.60. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 52.47. Additionally, MRO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 34.41, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.86. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 51.80, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 33.98.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] managed to generate an average of -$867,823 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.31 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.16.Marathon Oil Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings analysis for Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Marathon Oil Corporation posted -0.16/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.14/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -14.30%. 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 MRO.

Insider trade positions for Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO]

There are presently around $5,841 million, or 71.40% of MRO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MRO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 83,511,702, which is approximately 10.612% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, holding 63,899,061 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $692.03 million in MRO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $575.52 million in MRO stock with ownership of nearly 2.942% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Marathon Oil Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 247 institutional holders increased their position in Marathon Oil Corporation [NYSE:MRO] by around 53,173,141 shares. Additionally, 264 investors decreased positions by around 44,723,051 shares, while 100 investors held positions by with 441,413,468 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 539,309,660 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MRO stock had 94 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,812,433 shares, while 75 institutional investors sold positions of 9,801,019 shares during the same period.

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