How to buy Marathon Oil Corporation shares

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Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) is a leading oil & gas e&p business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$13.575 after a previous close of US$13.47. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD13.42 to a high of USD13.71. The latest price was USD13.46 (25 minute delay). Marathon Oil Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Marathon Oil Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Marathon Oil Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MRO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Marathon Oil Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$13.8, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Marathon Oil Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Marathon Oil Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Marathon Oil Corporation share price

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Marathon Oil Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$13.575
HighUS$13.71
LowUS$13.42
CloseUS$13.46
Previous closeUS$13.47
Change US$-0.01
Change % -0.0742%
Volume 15,320,734
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$3.6851 - US$14.16
50-day moving average US$11.932
200-day moving average US$9.7549
Target priceUS$14.17
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$0.1 (0.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.321

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Is it a good time to buy Marathon Oil Corporation stock?

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Marathon Oil Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $13.46

1 week (2021-06-04) -2.46%
1 month (2021-05-12) 16.64%
3 months (2021-03-12) 10.33%
6 months (2020-12-11) 90.65%
1 year (2020-06-12) 104.56%
2 years (2019-06-12) 3.38%
3 years (2018-06-12) -36.99%
5 years (2016-06-10) 0.30%

Is Marathon Oil Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Marathon Oil Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marathon Oil Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Marathon Oil Corporation's PEG ratio

Marathon Oil Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.24. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marathon Oil Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marathon Oil Corporation's EBITDA

Marathon Oil Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marathon Oil Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Marathon Oil Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$3.3 billion
Gross profit TTM US$2 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.95%
Return on equity TTM -11.56%
Profit margin -39.99%
Book value 13.542
Market capitalisation US$10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Marathon Oil Corporation shares

There are currently 33.5 million Marathon Oil Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Marathon Oil Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10% up from 30.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Marathon Oil Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Marathon Oil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Marathon Oil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Marathon Oil Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Marathon Oil Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 19.1 million). Marathon Oil Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.75. In other words for every 100,000 Marathon Oil Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1750 shares are currently held short.

However Marathon Oil Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Marathon Oil Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Marathon Oil Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Marathon Oil Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Marathon Oil Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0476% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marathon Oil Corporation shares, roughly 48 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Marathon Oil Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Marathon Oil Corporation stock.

Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Marathon Oil Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Marathon Oil Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 50.41

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Marathon Oil Corporation's overall score of 50.41 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 95th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Marathon Oil Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 28.84/100

Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental score of 28.84 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marathon Oil Corporation's social score

Social score: 18.81/100

Marathon Oil Corporation's social score of 18.81 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Marathon Oil Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 13.27/100

Marathon Oil Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marathon Oil Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Marathon Oil Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Marathon Oil Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Marathon Oil Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 50.41
Total ESG percentile 95.16
Environmental score 28.84
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 18.81
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.27
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Marathon Oil Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Marathon Oil Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Marathon Oil Corporation's shares ever split?

Marathon Oil Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:5965 basis on 30 June 2011. So if you had owned 5965 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marathon Oil Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 40.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marathon Oil Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Marathon Oil Corporation's share price.

Marathon Oil Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marathon Oil Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$3.6851 up to US$14.16. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Marathon Oil Corporation's is 3.2255. This would suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Marathon Oil Corporation overview

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an independent exploration and production company in the United States and Equatorial Guinea. The company engages in the exploration, production, and marketing of crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas; and the production and marketing of products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol, as well as owns and operates 32 central gathering and treating facilities and the Sugarloaf gathering system, a 42-mile natural gas pipeline through Karnes and Atascosa Counties. As of December 31, 2020, it had estimated proved developed reserves totaling 674 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe); and estimated proved undeveloped reserves totaling 298 mmboe. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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