Marathon Oil (MRO) Raised to "Buy" at Seaport Global Securities


Insiders sold 149,854 shares of company stock valued at $9,482,177 over the last quarter. The company has market cap of $508.56 million.

Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE MPC) traded up $1.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $71.42. Taking a wider perspective, shares have been recently trading -15.54% off the 52-week high and 2.07% away from the 52-week low.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) operates in the Independent Oil & Gas segment of the Basic Materials sector. It has outperformed by 88.50% the S&P500.

Acropolis Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Marathon Pete Corp (MPC) by 66.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Usa) invested in 1.18M shares or 1.13% of the stock. The stock increased 7.14% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $1.8. 10,311,728 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 10,605,111.

In the past few sessions, investors have started paying a little bit more attention to shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 75% are positive. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, September 6. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 19 to "Buy". As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, April 13. The company has the market capitalization of $9.3 Billion. (NYSE:DIN) earned "Buy" rating by Maxim Group on Monday, October 30. PiperJaffray upgraded Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) on Wednesday, January 11 to "Overweight" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. The company has a current ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP stated it has 5.28M shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. Columbia Pacific Llc reported 1,274 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 13,241 shares. Alexandria Cap Lc reported 209 shares stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys owns 54,900 shares. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 82.50% of the total shares. Amalgamated Bancshares holds 17,797 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Pnc Services Gp has invested 0% in DineEquity, Inc. Diamond Hill Management reported 646,879 shares. (NYSE:SXC). 5,034 were reported by Ameritas Invest Prtn Incorporated. Conning holds 523,093 shares or 1% of its portfolio. Dana Inv reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL). Piermont Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 15,170 shares. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL). APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,961,791 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $166,097,000 after purchasing an additional 362,600 shares during the period.

Analysts await SunCoke Energy, Inc. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. Now it is offering a dividend yield of 2.32% and a 5 year dividend growth rate of 43.31%.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 38 investors sold Marathon Oil Corporation shares while 190 reduced holdings.

FMR LLC raised its stake in Avon Products, Inc. 665.82 million shares or 1.16% less from 673.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Loomis Sayles & Limited Partnership has 644,467 shares. United Asset Strategies Inc has 32,894 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Monday, November 20 by Barclays Capital. Regions Financial holds 0.02% or 36,391 shares. Choate Advsr has 10,634 shares. Westwood Hldgs Gp stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0% or 129 shares in its portfolio. Wheatland Advsr holds 0.62% or 53,139 shares. Virtu Ltd Liability Co holds 0% or 13,173 shares. Invesco Ltd accumulated 0.02% or 971,667 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank invested in 384,401 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Marathon Oil Corporation is comprised of insider ownership at 0.22% and institutional ownership of 82.50%.

The Earnings to Price yield of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) is 0.048484. MPC's profit will be $507.95 million for 16.85 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.77 actual earnings per share reported by Marathon Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -41.24% negative EPS growth.

Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Bank of America from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note issued on Thursday, January 4th, Marketbeat reports. Therefore 45% are positive. DineEquity had 23 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $69.50. On Wednesday, November 15 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to "Neutral".

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) is sitting at 42.17. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Drexel Hamilton. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) rating on Friday, October 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $7100 target in Thursday, July 27 report.

Among 6 analysts covering Kornit Digital (NASDAQ:KRNT), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. On Thursday, December 14 the insider Kelley Thomas M. sold $2.31 million.