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Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) went up by 7.95% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $31.00. The company’s stock price has collected 4.12% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 11/04/21 that Murphy Oil Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results and Full Year 2021 Update

Is It Worth Investing in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE :MUR) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for MUR is at 2.95. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for Murphy Oil Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 12 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $32.38, which is $2.42 above the current price. MUR currently public float of 145.27M and currently shorts hold a 8.20% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MUR was 1.98M shares.

MUR’s Market Performance

MUR stocks went up by 4.12% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.14% and a quarterly performance of 34.91%, while its annual performance rate touched 173.86%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.55% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.54% for Murphy Oil Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.82% for MUR stocks with a simple moving average of 35.73% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MUR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MUR stocks, with Scotiabank repeating the rating for MUR by listing it as a “Sector Outperform.” The predicted price for MUR in the upcoming period, according to Scotiabank is $20 based on the research report published on April 15th of the current year 2021.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MUR reach a price target of $20. The rating they have provided for MUR stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on March 23rd, 2021.

MUR Trading at 9.76% 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 -5.39% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.54%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.55%, as shares surge +2.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +43.28% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MUR rose by +4.12%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +113.93% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $28.28. In addition, Murphy Oil Corporation saw 142.40% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MUR starting from MIRELES THOMAS J, who sale 3,500 shares at the price of $28.45 back on Nov 10. After this action, MIRELES THOMAS J now owns 29,169 shares of Murphy Oil Corporation, valued at $99,561 using the latest closing price.

Keller Elisabeth W, the Director of Murphy Oil Corporation, sale 11,022 shares at $29.88 during a trade that took place back on Nov 09, which means that Keller Elisabeth W is holding 11,023 shares at $329,319 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MUR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -18.36 for the present operating margin
  • -7.80 for the gross margin

The net margin for Murphy Oil Corporation stands at -65.17. The total capital return value is set at -3.67, while invested capital returns managed to touch -13.56. Equity return is now at value -10.40, with -4.00 for asset returns.

Based on Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), the company’s capital structure generated 93.42 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 48.30. Total debt to assets is 37.07, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 90.96. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 47.03.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.16, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.70. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.09 and the total asset turnover is 0.16. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.40.

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