Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Given a $73.00 Price Target by Stifel Nicolaus Analysts

Lloyd Doyle
April 25, 2018

Marathon Oil Corporation has noticeable recent volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 2.75% for a week and 3.53% for a month. With an institutional ownership near 1.8%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 0.7. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 11.39 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 25.64 Billion. It has outperformed by 37.70% the S&P500. That's change of 0.05, from 2017Q3's 0.91. GPP's profit would be $15.27 million giving it 8.98 P/E if the $0.48 EPS is correct.

Measuring its EPS growth this year at -47.3%. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $176.16. About 117 shares traded. It has underperformed by 10.12% the S&P500.

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 0.96. The ratio increased due to Marathon Petroleum Corporation positioning: 37 sold and 316 reduced. 118 funds opened positions while 222 raised stakes. Funds hold 367.91 million shares thus 3.23% less from 2017Q3's 380.18 million shares. Williams Jones Assocs Ltd Liability Company reported 4,400 shs or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Wealthfront has 0.01% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 13,121 shares. Tarbox Family Office Inc has invested 0.06% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Globeflex LP holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 14,954 shares. F&V Capital Limited Liability Com, New York-based fund reported 306,085 shares. Guardian accumulated 2.68% or 145,405 shares. North Star Investment owns 102 shares.

In terms of performance, shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) are 24.50% since the start of 2016. Baker Ellis Asset Ltd Llc owns 0.2% invested in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) for 5,061 shares. Ls Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 18,924 shares. Ckw Financial Grp holds 0.03% or 2,300 shares. Shell Asset Company holds 0.04% of its capital in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 32,828 shs. Barnett Inc holds 300 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Westover Advsr accumulated 53,583 shares. Therefore 50% are positive. Tullow Oil plc had 5 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, JPMorgan Chase set a $20.00 price target on shares of Marathon Oil and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. The forecast of 6 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. On Thursday, February 1 Cowen & Co maintained Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) rating. Barclays reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of Marathon Petroleum in a report on Friday, February 16th. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. As per Tuesday, March 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Wednesday, December 7 by JP Morgan. 50,746 shares were sold by Palmer C. Michael, worth $3.29 million on Thursday, December 14.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Marathon Petroleum Corporation, where 4 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 2 said it's a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell.

On 12/14/2017 Rodney P Nichols, VP, sold 6,374 with an average share price of $64.93 per share and the total transaction amounting to $413,863.82.

Calamos Wealth Management Llc increased Illumina Inc (Prn) stake by 520,000 shares to 1.25 million valued at $1.37 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced its holding in Nvidia Corp Com (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 1,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 50,300 shares, and cut its stake in Leggett & Platt Inc Com (NYSE:LEG). The business's revenue for the quarter was up 23.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Marathon Oil will post 0.48 earnings per share for the current year. At the end of 2017Q4, the 5.21 million shares of the integrated oil company held by the hedge fund run by Israel Englander were valued at $343.70 million, up from 4.19 million at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States.The company has $37.85 billion market cap. It acquires, owns, develops, and operates ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets, and other related assets and businesses.

A low P/E ratio can be justified if the future expected earnings growth is low. MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. (NYSE:VALE), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Aperio Gru Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, October 7. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 27.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock.

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