Financial Metrics Exploration: Understanding Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Through Ratios

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The closing price of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) was $27.96 for the day, up 0.25% from the previous closing price of $27.89. In other words, the price has increased by $0.25 from its previous closing price. On the day, 8.18 million shares were traded. MRO stock price reached its highest trading level at $28.07 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $27.73.


Our analysis of MRO’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 321.85 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 8.52. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.48 and its Current Ratio is at 0.55. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.49 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.41.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Barclays on April 10, 2024, initiated with a Overweight rating and assigned the stock a target price of $35.

On March 14, 2024, Argus Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Hold but kept the price unchanged to $31.

Morgan Stanley Downgraded its Overweight to Equal-Weight on December 11, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $27 to $25.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 27 ’24 when WAGNER PATRICK sold 36,094 shares for $27.65 per share. The transaction valued at 997,887 led to the insider holds 140,829 shares of the business.

Henderson Michael A sold 51,389 shares of MRO for $1,418,051 on Mar 25 ’24. The Executive VP, Operations now owns 114,828 shares after completing the transaction at $27.59 per share. On Mar 22 ’24, another insider, Whitehead Dane E, who serves as the Executive VP and CFO of the company, sold 73,233 shares for $27.06 each. As a result, the insider received 1,981,619 and left with 152,008 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, MRO now has a Market Capitalization of 15644681216 and an Enterprise Value of 21140432896. As of this moment, Marathon’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 11.60, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 8.49. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.92. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.47 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.43. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 3.299 whereas that against EBITDA is 5.031.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, MRO has reached a high of $30.06, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $21.81. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 1.26%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 8.37%.

Shares Statistics:

MRO traded an average of 10.38M shares per day over the past three months and 17328560 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 577.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 561.96M. Insiders hold about 0.37% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 80.87% stake in the company. Shares short for MRO as of 1715731200 were 13655895 with a Short Ratio of 1.32, compared to 1713139200 on 13721435. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 13655895 and a Short% of Float of 2.76.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 0.43, MRO has a forward annual dividend rate of 0.43. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.015417713The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.61.

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