Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) does about 30.19M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 18743508 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 4.23B USD and an enterprise value of about $9.21B. Its current market price is $5.39, marking an increase of 0.56% compared to the previous close of $5.36. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $14.39 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $3.02. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $5.44 and a low of $5.28.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) has a 20-day trading average at $5.70 and the current price is -62.54% off the 52-week high compared with 78.48% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $5.72 and its 200-day simple moving average is $7.86. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.93%, which increases to 4.57% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 42.49 to suggest the stock is neutral.

29 analysts observing the Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $5.00 and $12.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $8.29, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 34.98% over the period. The median price target is 20.15% away from the current levels at $6.75.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 29 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 3 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 2 advise that it is a overweight. 6 analysts have rated it as a buy and 17 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on August 05, 2020 when Credit Suisse resumed the stock to “Neutral” and issued a price target of $6. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” from Neutral on July 23, 2020 at a price target of. Wells Fargo downgraded its price target at $10.

The current price level is -5.50%, -6.21%, and -31.68% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the MRO price moving above the 50-day SMA on August 28. Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) stock is up 2.28% over the week and -2.18% over the past month. Its price is -60.31% year-to-date and -55.82% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 6/29/2020, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.6 above consensus estimates by $0.03. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 11/04/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at -$0.31 and -$1.28 for whole year. MRO’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -270.70% this year and 50.80% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $785.57 million, which analysts say will come at $3.08 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $3.25 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $730.61 million.

Its 12-month price target is $6.75. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 34.98 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $5.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $12.00.

Outstanding shares total 790.00M with insiders holding 0.33% of the shares and institutional holders owning 87.78% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 4.10% and return on equity of -5.50%. The beta has a value of 3.25. Price to book ratio is 0.38 and price to sales ratio is 1.05.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Delaware Value Fund has reduced its position in Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) to 32,657,900 shares, mirroring a recent drop by 0.00%. Delaware Value Fund dumped 0.0 shares of Marathon Oil Corporation common stock bringing its total worth to about $179.29 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Delaware Value Fund isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which sold off 14495.0 shares to end up with 22,584,469 shares worth $123.99 million. Vanguard 500 Index Fund cut their holdings by -0.70% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.06% position in Marathon Oil Corporation thanks to 16.29 million shares amounting to $89.42 million.