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Is Marathon Oil Corporation(NYSE: MRO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970. Marathon Oil Corporation is in the Independent Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Marathon Oil Corporation, is 20058.52, and so far today it has a volume of 11125721. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 18.47%.

To help you determine whether Marathon Oil Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is *TBA. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Marathon Oil Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.51 and the P/B ratio is 0.56. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Marathon Oil Corporation is trading at, 14.81 (0.41% today), Marathon Oil Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.36%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -3.41, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 70.60% after growing -329.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -36.40%, and -48.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 850.99, and the number of shares float is 846.03. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 81.80%. The float short is 5.05%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.13. Management has seen a return on assets of -6.90%, and also a return on investment of -7.50%.

The ability for Marathon Oil Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.1, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.38 and total debt/equity is 0.38. In terms of margins, Marathon Oil Corporation has a gross margin of 60.00%, with its operating margin at -58.30%, and Marathon Oil Corporation has a profit margin of -46.70%.

The 52 week high is -35.58%, with 129.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.85% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.24%.

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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