$0.22 EPS Expected for Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR)

April 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 47 investors sold Murphy Oil Corporation shares while 92 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 156.61 million shares or 4.92% less from 164.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Meeder Asset reported 0.09% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Inc holds 0.04% or 41,180 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.03% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Brown Brothers Harriman & Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) for 4,605 shares. 8,937 are held by Shelton Capital. Grace White Inc New York owns 312,156 shares. Sei Co reported 4,479 shares stake. Stephens Incorporated Ar accumulated 54,582 shares. Asset Mgmt accumulated 13,687 shares. 8,600 were reported by South Street Advsrs Lc. Brandywine Mngmt Limited Co owns 495,969 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Horrell holds 0.46% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) or 28,641 shares. Thompson Davis & Incorporated holds 0.04% or 500 shares in its portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Llc has 99,828 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 9,000 were accumulated by Meyer Handelman.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $965,516 activity.

Analysts expect Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) to report $0.22 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.28 EPS change or 466.67 % from last quarter’s $-0.06 EPS. MUR’s profit would be $38.07M giving it 32.64 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Murphy Oil Corporation’s analysts see 175.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $28.72. About 741,210 shares traded. Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has declined 2.02% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.57% the S&P500.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Murphy Oil had 13 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Cowen & Co. On Tuesday, March 13 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, December 11. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Friday, November 3. Morgan Stanley maintained Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Wednesday, October 18 with “Underweight” rating. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $37.0 target in Monday, January 22 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, February 2 by Barclays Capital. As per Tuesday, November 21, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an gas and oil exploration and production firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.97 billion. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It currently has negative earnings. The firm was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964.

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