According to the most recent filing that River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP had with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the firm was required to disclose that it had sold its holdings in Marathon Oil Company (NYSE: MRO) during the third quarter.
After selling 14,650 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock during the quarter, the corporation now owned 95,010 shares of the company’s stock.
According to its most recent filing with the SEC, River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP had holdings in Marathon Oil worth $2,145,000.
Several prominent figures in the field of equity research have offered their opinions concerning the stock.
In a research note published on Thursday, February 16, Benchmark upgraded shares of Marathon Oil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a target price for the company of $32.00.
Morgan Stanley upgraded their rating on Marathon Oil from “equal weight” to “overweight” and increased their price target from $27.00 to $28.00 in a research note published on January 24.
Barclays raised their price target for Marathon Oil from $34.00 to $35.00 and rated the company’s stock as “overweight” in a research note published on December 7. Citigroup reduced the price target for Marathon Oil from $30.00 to $27.00 in a research note published on February 23.
The firm also assigned a “neutral” rating to the company.
In a research note released on Monday, November 28, Raymond James upgraded Marathon Oil from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating, increasing their price objective from $37.00 to $40.00.
Investment analysts have given the stock the following ratings:
A sell rating of two
A hold rating of five
A buy rating of ten
A strong buy rating of one
The current average recommendation for Marathon Oil is a “Moderate Buy,” and the price target among market analysts is $33.88.
Bloomberg has provided this information.
Recently, institutional investors and other hedge funds have adjusted the total number of shares of stock they own in the company.
During the first three months of 2018, Wellington Management Group LLP increased the percentage of Marathon Oil stock owned by 1,220.4%.
After purchasing an additional 8,091,570 shares during the period, Wellington Management Group LLP now has 8,754,588 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at $219,828,000.
These shares were acquired during the period.
During the first three months of 2018, Goldman Sachs Group INC increased its stake in Marathon Oil by 60.1%.
After purchasing an additional 2,904,140 shares during that period, Goldman Sachs Group INC now owns 7,739,802 of the oil and gas producer’s stock.
The current value of these shares is $194,346,000.
During the first three months of 2018, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership added 3,527.3% more shares to its existing ownership of Marathon Oil.
Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 2,735,575 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at $68,690,000.
This results from the company’s purchase of an additional 2,660,158 shares.
During the second quarter, Encompass Capital Advisors LLC increased the percentage of Marathon Oil stock that it directly owned by 173.0%.
Encompass Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,794,020 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at $85,290,000.
This comes from acquiring an additional 2,404,020 shares in the most recent quarter.
Last but not least, during the second quarter, Renaissance Technologies LLC added 521.5% more shares of Marathon Oil to its holdings.
After acquiring an additional 2,400,700 shares during the most recent fiscal quarter, Renaissance Technologies LLC now holds 2,861,046 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, with a market value of $64,316,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.30% of the company’s shares.
MRO began trading on Thursday for $21.26.
The 52-week low for Marathon Oil Co is $19.42, while the 52-week high is $33.42.
A debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 0.67, and a current ratio of 0.72 have been calculated for the company.
The company’s moving average over the past fifty days is $26.30, and its moving average over the past 200 days is $27.30.
The stock’s price-to-earnings ratio is 4.10, the price-to-growth ratio is 0.30, and the stock has a beta value of 2.38.
The market capitalization of the company is $13.39 billion.
The most recent earnings report for the quarter was released by Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) on Thursday, February 16.
The oil and gas company reported earnings of $0.88 per share for the quarter, which is $0.08 higher than the consensus estimate of $0.80 per share among industry analysts.
The return on equity for Marathon Oil was 27.07%, while the net margin for the company was 44.95%.
In comparison to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion that market analysts had for the company’s revenue during the quarter, it came in at $1.73 billion.
The company made $0.77 in profit per share in the same period as the previous year.
The company’s quarterly revenue was 3.7% lower than the previous year’s period.
According to the projections made by research professionals, Marathon Oil Company should bring in $3.48 per share in profits this year.
In addition, the company recently announced a quarterly dividend, distributed on March 10, after being paid out.
A $0.10 dividend payment was made to shareholders of record on February 15.
This represents an increase over the previous quarterly dividend paid by Marathon Oil, which was $0.09. On Tuesday, February 14, the dividend was distributed to shareholders.
This equates to a dividend payment of $0.40 per year and a yield of 1.88%.
At this time, the payout ratio for Marathon Oil stands at 7.71%.