Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO): Long-Term Gains Looking More Likely

    Little Thomas Mitchell, Executive VP – Operations, subtracted 117,333 shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) from its portfolio at the rate of $20.69 per share valuing $2,428,089 on Sep 14. The insider left behind 277,236 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) was $12.87. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $13.08, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $13.28. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $12.73 and a 2nd Support Level at $12.58. Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) stock has lost -$0.41, or -3.09%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$0.67, or -4.95%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$2.40, or -15.72%. This year-to-date, Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) shares have lost -$1.47, or -10.25%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .”

    With 817,916 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $10,518,400K. Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) generates $5,902 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,096 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -35.94%, a 3-Year Total Return of -12.57%, and a 5-year Total Return of -67.02%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is -72.22%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.050 per share on 05/14/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.55%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.20.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) reported earnings of $0.23 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.13 per share, representing a 0.1 difference and 77.61% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $0.11 represented a 0.04 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.07 per share, which was a 51.31% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.10 per share. This estimate came from a total of 10 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.15 and the low estimate was $0.01. In the year-ago quarter, Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) generated per-share earnings of $0.24. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -58.33% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 0 purchases (0 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 8 insider buys amounting to 343,858 shares and 8 insider sales amounting to 143,688 shares. In the past full year, 17 insider purchases were made (involving 532,521 shares) and 9 insider sell-offs equivalent to 261,021 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) has a Current Ratio of 1.59, a Quick Ratio of 1.54 and a Cash Ratio of 0.80. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 45.34, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 31.20, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 25.79. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 45.34 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 31.20.