Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) Position Boosted by Hartford Investment Management Co

Marathon Petroleum Stock Performance ahead of the 1Q17 Earnings

Its down 8.85% from 68,900 shares previously. The highest share price NYSE:MRO shares have reached in the prior twelve months is 19.28 with the lowest being 11.28.

Marathon Oil Corporation's (MRO) witnessed a gain of 0.69% in recent trading period with closing price of $ 16.02. It has outperformed by 4.44% the S&P500. On average, analysts forecast that Marathon Petroleum Corp will post $2.92 earnings per share for the current year. There is no concrete way to calculate a price target. Cadence Capital Management Llc sold 154,291 shares as Marathon Pete Corp (MPC)'s stock rose 3.36%. UBS has "Neutral" rating and $38 target. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 4 by Societe Generale. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 30 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, February 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of COP in report on Friday, February 5 with "Outperform" rating. Marathon Petroleum Corporation presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $56.18. The stock is a Buy among 15 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2016 Q4. This is built on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. 116 funds opened positions while 231 raised stakes. Corporate insiders own 1.03% of the company's stock.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 11.26 million shares over the course of the day. It has a 36-month beta of 1.17, so you might be in for a bumpy ride. Sei Company has invested 0.06% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO).

12/15/2016 - Marathon Oil Corporation was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Instinet. Liberty Mutual Asset Mgmt holds 0.08% or 89,307 shares. D E Shaw And invested in 20,713 shares. Calamos Advsrs Limited Com reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Princeton Alpha Management Limited Partnership reported 8,688 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings.

12/14/2016 - Marathon Oil Corporation was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Argus. Moreover, Rice Hall James Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.08% invested in Nautilus, Inc. Qci Asset Mngmt New York has invested 0% of its portfolio in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO).

09/30/2016 - Canaccord Genuity began new coverage on Marathon Oil Corporation giving the company a "hold" rating.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. The Company's segments include Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. It now has negative earnings. The North America E&P segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in North America.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) where 10 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 7 analysts said it's a Buy, 2 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. Therefore 50% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 39 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TheStreet downgraded the shares of MRO in report on Friday, August 7 to "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, September 22 with "Buy".

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 1st.

09/09/2016 - Marathon Oil Corporation had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The firm earned "Sector Outperform" rating on Tuesday, December 15 by Howard Weil. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $54 target.

Analysts await ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $0.05 EPS, down 28.57% or $0.02 from last year's $0.07 per share. COP's profit will be $209.17M for 70.59 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. The stock has earnings growth of 23.70% yoy and showed a low EPS growth of -7.90% over the past five years. Its up 0.10, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 55 investors sold ConocoPhillips shares while 525 reduced holdings. 805.56 million shares or 4.06% more from 774.14 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Schroder Grp Incorporated invested in 0.2% or 5.90M shares. About 2.13 million shares traded.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 39 sales for $99.09 million activity. Most of the active traders and investors are keen to find ways to compare the value of stocks. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% or 63,194 shares in its portfolio. Panagora Asset Mngmt has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Jet LP accumulated 1.57% or 550,000 shares. Stephens Inc Ar has invested 0.3% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP).

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