Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation is a leading exploration and production company with extensive operations across four core regions – Africa, Middle East, Europe and North America. As of year-end 2014, Marathon had approximately 2.2 billion oil-equivalent barrels (BBOE) in proved reserves (80% liquids and 67% developed). The company’s business is organized into three segments – North America Exploration and Production, International Exploration and Production, and Oil Sands Mining. In July 2011, Marathon completed the spin-off of its refining/sales business into a separate, independent and publicly traded company Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Ticker: MPC).

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s Financial Overview

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) declined -3.8% yesterday to close its trading session at $14.95. The company has 1 year Price Target of $18.12. Marathon Oil Corporation has 52-Week high of $17.69 and 52-Week Low of $6.52. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Dec 1, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 19, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 20.29 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $12.67 Billion.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $-0.11/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $-0.2/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.09 a share with a surprise factor of 45%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 0.06 Percent, SMA50 of 0.72 Percent and SMA200 of 11.42 percent. Marathon Oil Corporation has P/S value of 3 while its P/B value stands at 0.67. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -4.8 percent, Return on Equity of -8.2 percent and Return on Investment of -7.5 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 60 percent and -44.2 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). On 18-Nov-16 Susquehanna Initiated Marathon Oil Corporation Stock  to Neutral. Another firm also rated the stock on 17-Oct-16 where Barclays Downgrade the stock to Equal Weight.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.5 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 28 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Marathon Oil have a median target of 17.00, with a high estimate of 25.00 and a low estimate of 10.00. The median estimate represents a +13.71% increase from the last price of 14.95.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T)

AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world’s most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation’s fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation’s leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T)’s Financial Outlook

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for AT&T have a median target of 42.00, with a high estimate of 48.00 and a low estimate of 26.00. The median estimate represents a +6.38% increase from the last price of 39.48.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, AT&T, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.32. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock fell -0.15% and closed its last trading session at $39.48. The company has the market capitalization of $242.45 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $43.89 and 52-Week low of $33.01. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Jul 5, 2016 and 52-Week low on Dec 3, 2015. The company has volume of 19.86 Million shares. The company has a total of 6.14 Billion shares outstanding.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.74/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.74/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0. This shows a surprise factor of 0 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 20.56 percent. Beta for AT&T, Inc. stands at 0.36 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.57. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.47%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.38%%.

AT&T, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 5.85%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.87 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.27%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.6 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 11.8 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 7.1% with Gross margin of 54 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 16.8% and 8.9% respectively.