Is Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) A Safe Bet For Investors?


The company operates in the Energy sector with a market capitalization of 15.46 Million. The hedge fund run by Matthew Mark held 500,424 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $28.06 million, down from 1.15 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Marathon Pete Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.77B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $17.97. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.17% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 597,270 shares. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Telemus Capital Llc decreased its stake in Celanese Corp Del (CE) by 11.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. MPC is down around 32.44% from its 12-month high of $46.88 notched on Jan 31, 2017 but is -3.24% above its highest point the past 12 months of $71.64 a share.

The company's consensus rating on Reuter's scale slipped from 1.62 to 1.56 during a month.

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The stock increased 0.66% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $74.64. 35,604 shares were sold by Kelley Thomas M., worth $2.31 million on Thursday, December 14. It has outperformed by 16.60% the S&P500.

Nepsis Capital Management Inc, which manages about $214.00 million and $193.71M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 67,336 shares to 255,609 shares, valued at $6.48M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Chemours Co stake by 23,400 shares and now owns 91,100 shares. Therefore 68% are positive. Celanese had 60 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by KLR Group with "Buy" on Tuesday, June 7. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5 with "Hold". As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was downgraded by UBS. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, June 8 report. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $74.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equalweight" on Wednesday, July 13. The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Jefferies. Scotiabank set a $19.00 target price on shares of Marathon Oil and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $0.57 whereas, High Estimate is $0.85. CE's profit will be $249.58 million for 14.71 P/E if the $1.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Xilinx, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.08% negative EPS growth. Foundry Prtn Ltd Com invested in 0.53% or 237,296 shares. It also reduced Home Depot Inc Com (NYSE:HD) stake by 9,751 shares and now owns 40,098 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 52 investors sold MPC shares while 292 reduced holdings.

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The most recent open market insider trade was Disposition (Non Open Market) of 1,457 shares on a day where the closing price was 14.04. (NASDAQ:ITCI), its shares were trading at $17.46 a retreat of $-0.01, on the trading floor. Da Davidson Company holds 0.02% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) or 15,530 shares. Sandy Spring Bancshares accumulated 283 shares. Northern Trust Corp now owns 10,143,987 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $120,207,000 after acquiring an additional 228,780 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Fin holds 1.32 million shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Tahithromos L.L.C. owns 91,797 shares or 7.86% of their United States portfolio.

Cadence Bank NA continued to hold its position in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability Corp holds 10,196 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sta Wealth Mgmt Lc has invested 0.1% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) for 126,112 shares. This represents a decrease of -6% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt less pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. Citadel Ltd Co stated it has 0.01% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). 126.78 million shares or 3.48% less from 131.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q3 2017. Savings Bank Of The West holds 0.39% or 55,848 shares. They expect $-0.03 earnings per share, up 70.00% or $0.07 from last year's $-0.1 per share. Twin Capital Mngmt stated it has 0.19% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Lincoln National reported 3,640 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Thursday, April 7 with "Neutral". The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 20. First Advisors Ltd Partnership reported 0.01% stake. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, January 22 by Oppenheimer. The mean rating score for this stock is at 2.30.

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