Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Analyst Opinion Summary: Rollins, Inc. (ROL), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)


Publicly-traded company Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) had a closing price of $15.62 yesterday. The oil and gas company reported $1.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.29. About 1.15M shares traded. Its share price has risen 19.87% in three months and is down -0.24% for the last five trades. It has outperformed by 14.94% the S&P500.

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System decreased its position in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) by 0.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Markston International Llc sold 6,244 shares as Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)'s stock rose 5.52%. The institutional investor held 63,802 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.34M, down from 78,769 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beta factor, which is used to measure risk associated with the stock, was 0.81. It also upped Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) stake by 108,012 shares and now owns 1.55 million shares. Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has risen 46.20% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 294.39% the S&P500. Its down 0.03, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 53 investors sold MPC shares while 274 reduced holdings. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 4.62% and sits 9.53% higher versus its 50 days moving average. Nippon Life Invsts Americas Inc invested 0.18% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.23. The company holds 858.37 million outstanding shares and 847.78 million shares are floating in market. Rowland & Investment Counsel Adv holds 1,984 shares or 0% of its portfolio. TheStreet upgraded Marathon Petroleum Corp. from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, August 8th. Kirr Marbach And Limited Liability Co In reported 88,897 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 0.62% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 595,499 shares. 38,334 are held by Chilton Invest Lc. Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Limited Liability has 1.31 million shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. In the most recent financial results released by Marathon Oil Corporation, for the quarter ending on 2017-09-30, the company posted EPS of -0.08. Clearbridge Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1.37M shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. The stock experienced a fall in short interest of -4.70% as of October 13, 2017 from the last reporting period.

October 19 investment analysts at Jefferies Group LLC held the company rating at "Hold" projecting a price of $14.00.

Analysts await SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) to report earnings on February, 22.


Jefferies Group LLC raised the price target of the stock on November 3 changing the forecast from $14.00 to $16.50 and issued a "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by CL King given on Thursday, September 8. The firm owned 959,142 shares of the company's stock after selling 4,900 shares during the period. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) earned "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Friday, June 10. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and $66 target in Friday, December 4 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by UBS on Monday, June 12.

News coverage about Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports.

Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company's EPS to be -0.06, compared to -0.1 reported in the same quarter past year. MPC's profit will be $439.60 million for 17.30 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc increased its stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp.by 35.2% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Mgmt has 0.33% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 228,352 shares. Blair William Il invested in 0% or 18,126 shares.

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