Investors Buy Large Volume of Marathon Petroleum Call Options (MPC)

Henrietta Brewer
December 3, 2017

Marathon Pete Corp (Call) now has $30.69B valuation. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $62.57. About 5.19M shares traded or 26.16% up from the average.

Marathon Oil Corporation by far traveled 40.66% versus a 1-year low price of $10.55. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. Loews reported 0.11% stake. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 0.03% or 210,814 shares in its portfolio. The company's stock had a trading volume of 5,187,779 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,562,638. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.26, for a total value of $809,380.00. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since December 2, 2016 and is uptrending.

It last reported revenues of $1.25 billion and EPS of -$0.08 for the September 2017, representing 2% top-line growth and -0.11 EPS growth. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 1.52. It dropped, as 53 investors sold MPC shares while 274 reduced holdings. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.35, for a total transaction of $4,836,988.30.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) traded down $0.27 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $14.52. The ROIC 5 year average of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is 0.055414.

Brokerages predict that Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) will announce earnings of ($0.05) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Ubs Asset Americas, a Illinois-based fund reported 4.05M shares. De Burlo Gru Inc stated it has 0.36% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC).

At the time of writing, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a Piotroski F-Score of 4. The SMA 50/200 for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is now 1.04987. 140 were reported by Hillsdale Investment Incorporated. North Star Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Marathon Petroleum during the first quarter worth about $251,000. Carret Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.19% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Tci Wealth Advisors owns 3,411 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average - indicating a positive share price momentum. C M Bidwell And Associates Limited invested in 126,350 shares. Monetary Management Gp holds 0.02% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) or 700 shares. It also reduced Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) stake by 150,157 shares and now owns 72,561 shares. Aegean Marine Petrol Network I (NYSE:ANW) was raised too. Of those analysts, 8 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 12 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. Therefore 68% are positive. Entellus Medical had 8 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, August 26. The firm has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, July 13. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) rating on Friday, March 10. Bank of America downgraded Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) on Monday, August 24 to "Neutral" rating. Finally, Citigroup increased their price objective on Marathon Petroleum from $67.00 to $69.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 12 with "Overweight". Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of MPC in report on Friday, December 4 with "Buy" rating. Stock investors acquired 38,997 call options on the stock.

Analysts await Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) to report earnings on February, 21. MPC's profit will be $439.57M for 17.46 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 121,291 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $6,130,000 after purchasing an additional 109,249 shares during the period.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.36 million activity. Insiders have sold a total of 102,028 shares of company stock worth $6,253,447 over the last 90 days. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. 108 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. Nuveen Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 95,136 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. The company has market cap of $30.69 billion. Ent Financial Services accumulated 9,583 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Marathon Petroleum by 61.6% during the third quarter. Usa Fincl Portformulas reported 0.71% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. The insider, WILSON GARY EUGENE, now holds 59,595 shares of MRO. Highland Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.5% in Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. The insider now holds 56,983 shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO). (NYSE:OHI). Aperio Gru Lc holds 349,387 shares. Numina Capital Mgmt Lc invested in 1.11% or 129,635 shares.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. (NYSE:LOW), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has a current MF Rank of 12962. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded the shares of LOW in report on Thursday, November 17 to "Market Perform" rating. (NYSE:COTY) on Thursday, September 29 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, August 23 with "Hold". The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of eBay Inc. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $65.54.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.36 million activity.

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