Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Shorted Shares Increased 3.39% After Market Selling

Andrew Cummings
December 16, 2017

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 29 report. Antero Resources had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, December 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Howard Weil to "Sector Perform". The company was downgraded on Monday, October 17 by Barclays Capital. Finally, Edward Jones upgraded shares of Marathon Petroleum from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 7 to "Overweight". The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform" on Wednesday, November 25. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $66.25. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, December 15 by Instinet. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Marathon Petroleum from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company.

FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. analysts gave 2 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 3 holds. Therefore 68% are positive. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Piper Jaffray. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day's sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Zeke Limited Liability accumulated 43,313 shares. Ig Inv Ltd owns 17,019 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Sit Investment Associates Inc has 0.7% invested in the company for 1.40 million shares. Atria Limited Company reported 6,846 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Cim Ltd has invested 0.4% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. Nomura Asset Limited has 83,998 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Vanguard Group holds 654,557 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 227,828 were accumulated by Sei Invs. Zacks Investment owns 524,240 shares or 0.68% of their U.S. portfolio. Cibc holds 11,607 shares.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $607,079 activity. In this case, shares are 37.93% higher, the worst price in 52 weeks suffered on January 31, 2017, and are keeping their losses at 20.25% for the past six months. The stock increased 1.91% or $1.235 during the last trading session, reaching $65.895. OM Asset Management plc (NYSE:OMAM) has risen 4.82% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.88% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $4.61 billion. It operates through Community Banking and Home Lending divisions. It has a 19.94 P/E ratio.

The organization is now holding a P/E ratio of 149.87 with a forward P/E ratio of 61.92, indicating how cheap or expensive the share price is which in turn reveals the sentiments of the investors. Its down 0.03, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. Recent price fluctuations for shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) have got the investing community taking a second look. 41 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. The hedge fund run by Tim Mullen held 298,706 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $15.63 million, up from 194,298 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Raymond James & Assoc has 74,029 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Td Asset Mngmt Incorporated reported 288,574 shares.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 9 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 12, respectively. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Company invested in 6.67 million shares. State Street Corp now owns 50,063,249 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $593,258,000 after purchasing an additional 1,350,863 shares in the last quarter. The Volatility 3m of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) is 16.349000. Envestnet Asset Mngmt invested in 45,626 shares. Markston Ltd reported 21,265 shares. Ameritas reported 4,852 shares.

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm's financial strength. The Return on Assets for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) is 0.037928. The company had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.04 billion. It operates through three divisions: North America E&P, global E&P, and Oil Sands Mining. Marathon Oil's revenue was up 26.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Marathon Oil Co. will post -0.34 earnings per share for the current year. The North America E&P segment develops, explores for, produces, and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in North America. The FCF Score of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is 2.070117. They expect $0.90 earnings per share, up 109.30 % or $0.47 from last year's $0.43 per share. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 87.30%. (NYSE:MRO) traded down $0.08 during trading on Friday, reaching $15.12. About 5.62 million shares traded or 45.08% up from the average. The MF Rank of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is 12876.

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