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Share Activity Lifted for Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) in Session

17 June 2017

If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 13,327 shares in the company, valued at $319,981.27. The SES listed company saw a recent bid of $1.800 and 912700 shares have traded hands in the session. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $25.69 and its 200 day moving average price is $28.53. The company's market capitalization is $4.38 billion.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The firm had revenue of $544.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $529.61 million. Murphy Oil Corporation had a negative return on equity of 2.61% and a negative net margin of 0.89%. Analysts are expecting an EPS change of 87.70% for the current year.

According to the latest data, investors are looking at Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR)'s short data and trying to figure out market sentiment on which way the market thinks the stock is moving.

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The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 15th were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 11th. Murphy Oil Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -999.90%.

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Several research analysts have commented on MUR shares.

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12 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter, analysts estimated mean sale target of 552.58 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 684.6 million and 440 million respectively. Scotiabank reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Murphy Oil Corporation in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Raymond James raised its rating on Murphy Oil Corporation to Mkt Perform on 20/06/2016 in a reversal from its prior Underperform rating.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of MUR. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,768,877 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $86,202,000 after buying an additional 438,440 shares during the period. Finally, Elkfork Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Murphy Oil Corporation during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,565,000. FMR LLC now owns 11,277,685 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $322,429,000 after buying an additional 94,173 shares during the last quarter. After a recent check, Murphy Oil Corp's 14-day RSI is now at 43.39, the 7-day stands at 43.06, and the 3-day is sitting at 36.72. State Street Corp now owns 10,870,682 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $310,787,000 after buying an additional 319,322 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.55% of the company's stock.

By historical standards, Murphy Oil Corporation remains a cheap stock. The average volume of a stock suggests the liquidity of a particular company.

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