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Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12081.93. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Marathon Oil Corporation is 14.48 (with a change from open of -0.14%), this in conjunction with a target price of 18.21. Volume today has so far reached 6095438, with an average volume of about 18557.2. The GAP for this stock, is 1.83%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of . The current EPS for Marathon Oil Corporation, is -3.04, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -329.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 14.77%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Marathon Oil Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 83.70% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be . Quarter over quarter is 64.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -34.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -26.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -14.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 82.40%. Shares outstanding is 848.45, while shares float is at a value of 845.68. Float short for Marathon Oil Corporation is 4.12% and the short ratio is 1.88.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.38, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.38. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.7, and the quick ratio is 2.5. The most recent gross margin is 59.70% and their operating margin is -61.10%. The profit margin is -47.30%.

Marathon Oil Corporation has seen returns on assets of -6.40%, and on investment, -7.50%. Return on equity is -11.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.7, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.63 and Price/cash is , and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -2.35% and 16.01% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -27.91% and the 52 week low is 125.35%.

Marathon Oil Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.40%, with a current price of 14.48. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Independent Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Marathon Oil Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Marathon Oil Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -9.13%, with performance for the month coming to -9.30%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.58%, and for the half year the performance is -11.80%. Volatility for this week is 4.16% and for the month this is 4.01%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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