Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) went up by 8.92% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $28.12. The company’s stock price has collected 13.16% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 01/06/21 that Murphy Oil Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call
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Plus, the 36-month beta value for MUR is at 3.36. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 19 who provided ratings for Murphy Oil Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 11 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $13.33, which is -$2.5 below the current price. MUR currently public float of 145.34M and currently shorts hold a 14.22% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MUR was 4.64M shares.
MUR’s Market Performance
MUR stocks went up by 13.16% for the week, with a monthly jump of 13.08% and a quarterly performance of 78.33%, while its annual performance rate touched -43.63%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.47% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.81% for Murphy Oil Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 20.05% for MUR stocks with a simple moving average of 34.84% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of MUR
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MUR stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for MUR by listing it as a “Underweight.” The predicted price for MUR in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $11 based on the research report published on December 15th of the previous year 2020.
Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MUR reach a price target of $14. The rating they have provided for MUR stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on December 11th, 2020.
Scotiabank gave a rating of “Sector Underperform” to MUR, setting the target price at $13 in the report published on September 24th of the previous year.
MUR Trading at 40.02% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought MUR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -45.27% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 5.81%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.47%, as shares surge +14.42% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +97.31% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, MUR rose by +13.16%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +165.80% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $12.92. In addition, Murphy Oil Corporation saw 27.19% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MUR starting from Mirosh Walentin, who sale 2,000 shares at the price of $12.61 back on Dec 16. After this action, Mirosh Walentin now owns 25,190 shares of Murphy Oil Corporation, valued at $25,220 using the latest closing price.
COLLINS T JAY, the Director of Murphy Oil Corporation, sale 20,000 shares at $12.99 during a trade that took place back on Dec 14, which means that COLLINS T JAY is holding 7,158 shares at $259,800 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for MUR
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +15.38 for the present operating margin
- +26.70 for the gross margin
The net margin for Murphy Oil Corporation stands at +3.03. The total capital return value is set at 4.91, while invested capital returns managed to touch 1.01. Equity return is now at value -21.80, with -9.50 for asset returns.
Based on Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), the company’s capital structure generated 62.50 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 38.46. Total debt to assets is 29.16, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 60.81. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 37.42.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.79, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.43. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.43 and the total asset turnover is 0.25. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.03.