How to buy Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in 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$13.15 after a previous close of US$12.95. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD12.94 to a high of USD13.35. The latest price was USD13.26 (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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$12.95, 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.
- 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.
What's in this guide?
- Marathon Oil Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Marathon Oil Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Marathon Oil Corporation performance over time
- Is Marathon Oil Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Marathon Oil Corporation shares over-valued?
- Marathon Oil Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Marathon Oil Corporation shares?
- Does Marathon Oil Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Marathon Oil Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Marathon Oil Corporation stock price (NYSE:MRO)Use our graph to track the performance of MRO stocks over time.
Marathon Oil Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$5.6771 - US$17.526|
|50-day moving average||US$15.2254|
|200-day moving average||US$12.5956|
|Dividend yield||US$0.18 (1.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-0.052|
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Marathon Oil Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-11-19)||-13.39%|
|3 months (2021-08-27)||10.41%|
|6 months (2021-05-27)||9.68%|
|1 year (2020-11-27)||108.82%|
|2 years (2019-11-27)||11.62%|
|3 years (2018-11-27)||-17.64%|
|5 years (2016-11-25)||-18.55%|
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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 3.2309. 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$2.5 billion (£1.9 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$4.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||-0.38%|
|Market capitalisation||US$11.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 01/01/2019) 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
|Total ESG score||50.41|
|Total ESG percentile||95.16|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Marathon Oil Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 25.71% of net profits
Recently Marathon Oil Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marathon Oil Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marathon Oil Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.18 per share.
While Marathon Oil Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Marathon Oil Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Marathon Oil Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Marathon Oil Corporation's shares ever split?
Marathon Oil Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:5965 basis on 1 July 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$5.6771 up to US$17.526. 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 3.081. 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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