What Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) Insiders Are Up To

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.52 to close at $28.65, a downside of -1.78 percent. An average of 2,090,240 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $2.14 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,328,390 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,074,510.

MUR stock has increased by 39.96% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $19.48 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 10/11/21, shares of the company touched a low of $7.00 and a high of $30.25 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -5.29% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

113 days have passed since Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) last reported insider trading activity. Mirosh Walentin, who is Retired Director, most recently acquired $8,000 shares at $25.42 per share on Jun 23. In this transaction, the insider spent $203,373. Vice President & Treasurer, GARDNER JOHN B, disposed of 2,674 shares at a price of $24.61 on Jun 03. The insider now owns more than $65,807 worth of shares. Prior to that, Vice President Martinez Maria A went on to Sale 6,087 shares at $21.25 each on May 25. An amount of $129,351 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.90 for the broader industry and 19.70 for the sector. In the last five years, Murphy Oil Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 397.56 and 0.6629. The stock’s beta is 3.03. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.52, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.14, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 4.41.

Murphy Oil Corporation pays a $0.50 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 1.75%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.1250 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest decrease dividend $0.1250 reported on Friday April 3 2020. Dividends have grown by -37.50% each year over the last three years.

Murphy Oil Corporation will next go ex-dividend on 12-Nov-2021. The next dividend payment Murphy Oil Corporation will make is expected to be $0.125.

The quick ratio of Murphy Oil Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 0.70, and the current ratio was 0.70, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.71 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.71 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 71.50% against a 5-year average of 19.4%. Murphy Oil Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 41.93%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -43.70%. Its gross profit as reported stood at -$1.36 billion compared to revenue of $1.97 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Murphy Oil Corporation’s return on assets was -7.30%, compared to -0.4% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -14.80%, and the 5-year average is 1.4%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -18.70% and the 5-year average holds at -0.9%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.45 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Murphy Oil Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.33 per share, but it turned out to be $0.59, a 78.80% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $241.35 million. Shareholders own equity worth $154.44 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 70.29%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 52.78%.

As of today, MUR’s price is $28.87 +8.07% or $2.14 from its 5-day moving average. MUR is currently trading +29.40% higher than its 20-day SMA and +36.75% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +34.82% above the SMA50 and +138.55% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 86.32% and 90.61%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.26. With the 14-day stochastic at 81.65% and the average true range at 1.24, the RSI (14) stands at 68.82%. The stock has reached 0.99 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 2.35.

Analyst Ratings

Scotiabank upgraded Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) to a a Sector outperform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Sector perform.The consensus rating for Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell MUR, while 12 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 3 analysts, while 3 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is MUR’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $18.00 and $40.00, with a median target of $27.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) stock is $28.44.


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