Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] Stock trading around $24.92 per share: What’s Next?

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Marathon Oil Corporation [NYSE: MRO] price plunged by -2.12 percent to reach at -$0.54. The company report on April 28, 2022 that Marathon Oil Corporation Declares First Quarter 2022 Dividend.

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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today that the company’s board of directors has declared a dividend of 8 cents per share on Marathon Oil Corporation common stock. This represents an approximate 15% increase from the company’s last quarterly base dividend payment of 7 cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 10, 2022, to stockholders of record on May 18, 2022.

“This is the fifth consecutive increase to our quarterly base dividend, representing a cumulative increase of 167% since the beginning of 2021, consistent with our commitment to pay a competitive and sustainable base dividend and to return a significant amount of cash flow to our shareholders” said Chairman, President and CEO Lee Tillman.

A sum of 14653439 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 21.64M shares. Marathon Oil Corporation shares reached a high of $25.9581 and dropped to a low of $24.755 until finishing in the latest session at $24.92.

The one-year MRO stock forecast points to a potential upside of 18.48. The average equity rating for MRO stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $30.57 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 2.20. 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.

Susquehanna have made an estimate for Marathon Oil Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Positive, with their previous recommendation back on April 25, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 02, 2022, representing the official price target for Marathon Oil Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $22 to $27, while Piper Sandler kept a Overweight rating on MRO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Marathon Oil Corporation is set at 1.19, with the Price to Sales ratio for MRO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.33. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.81. Price to Free Cash Flow for MRO in the course of the last twelve months was 8.92 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

MRO Stock Performance Analysis:

Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.32. With this latest performance, MRO shares dropped by -2.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 51.49% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 121.31% 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 48.92, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.36 for Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 24.31, while it was recorded at 24.65 for the last single week of trading, and 17.56 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Marathon Oil Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] shares currently have an operating margin of +27.26 and a Gross Margin at +38.17. Marathon Oil Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.89.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.90, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.41.

Marathon Oil Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

MRO Stock EPS

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. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Marathon Oil Corporation go to 6.75%.

Marathon Oil Corporation [MRO] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $13,706 million, or 81.60% of MRO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MRO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 86,650,632, which is approximately -0.327% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, holding 51,781,565 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.29 billion in MRO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.2 billion in MRO stock with ownership of nearly 2.126% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Marathon Oil Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 293 institutional holders increased their position in Marathon Oil Corporation [NYSE:MRO] by around 42,088,276 shares. Additionally, 329 investors decreased positions by around 86,081,308 shares, while 105 investors held positions by with 421,835,855 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 550,005,439 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MRO stock had 114 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,143,563 shares, while 69 institutional investors sold positions of 11,796,226 shares during the same period.