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Marathon Oil Stock Was Positive in the Week Ending August 25

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Marathon Oil Stock Was Positive in the Week Ending August 25 PART 4 OF 4

Marathon Oil: Wall Street Analysts’ Recent Ratings

Recommendations

As of August 25, 2017, ~48% of the total analysts covering Marathon Oil (MRO) rated it as a “hold.” As of August 25, 2017, 27 analysts provided recommendations on Marathon Oil. Five analysts rated Marathon Oil as a “strong buy,” seven rated it as a “buy,” 13 rated it as a “hold,” and two rated it as a “sell.” There weren’t any “strong sell” recommendations for the stock.

Marathon Oil: Wall Street Analysts&#8217; Recent Ratings

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Target price

Wall Street analysts’ recommendations above have a median target price of $16.00, which is ~45% higher than the closing price of $11.05 on August 25, 2017.

From these recommendations, the mean target price for Marathon Oil stock is $16.42, which is ~3% higher than the median target price.

Recommendations changes

In the last three months, analysts’ “hold” recommendations for Marathon Oil have fallen from 16 to 13. Analysts’ “sell” recommendation rose from one to two. The “strong buy,” “buy,” and “strong sell” ratings didn’t change.

In the last three months, Marathon Oil’s median and mean target prices have fallen. Its median target price has fallen from $19.00 to $16.00, while its mean target price has fallen from $19.69 to $16.42.

In the most recent target price change, Barclays raised the target price for Marathon Oil ~22% to $11.

Other crude oil production companies

Based on the mean targets from Wall Street analysts’ recommendations, crude oil production companies Devon Energy (DVN) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) have potential upsides of ~36% and ~52%, respectively, from their closing prices on August 25. RSP Permian (RSPP) has a potential upside of ~49%. RSP Permian, Devon Energy, and Pioneer Natural Resources all have operations in the Permian Basin. The SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) generally invests at least 80% of its total assets in oil and gas exploration companies.

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