Can Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) Add Value To Your Portfolio?

As of Wednesday close, Murphy Oil Corporation’s (NYSE:MUR) stock was down -$2.26, moving down -6.61 percent to $31.92. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,982,660 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$9.66 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,063,445, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,949,470.

Since last month, MUR stock retreated -9.37%. Shares of the company fell to $31.27 on 06/22/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $45.79 was reached on 06/08/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $18.44. Since the beginning of this year, MUR’s stock price has risen by 22.25% or $5.81, and marked a new high 23 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.29% since its 52-week high.


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Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) last reported insider trading activity 14 days ago on Jun 09. BOTNER E TED, the SVP General Counsel & Corp Sec of the company, disposed of 10,128 shares for $45.00 on Jun 09. It resulted in a $455,760 divestment by the insider. DICKERSON LAWRENCE R sold 4,614 shares at an average price of $43.70 on Jun 07. The insider now owns 43,626 shares following the transaction. On May 31, President & CEO Jenkins Roger W. sold 225,000 shares at $43.06 apiece. The transaction was valued at $9,689,062.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has a P/E ratio of about 48.44. The stock’s beta is 2.43. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.19, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.23, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.48 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.1750 per share was paid out, which is 16.67% more than last year’s $0.15. On Wednesday April 6 2022, a $0.0250 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Murphy Oil Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.60, while its current ratio was 0.60, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.61, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.61. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 79.00% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 20.50%. Based on annual data, MUR earned $281.44 million in gross profit and brought in $2.3 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 2.50%.

In Murphy Oil Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $2.47 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MUR’s revenue rose 31.28% to $738.95 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $552.96 million. While analysts expected Murphy Oil Corporation to report $0.58 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.73 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 25.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $126.2 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Murphy Oil Corporation were 6.34 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $3.39 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $155.37 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Murphy Oil Corporation’s (MUR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 54.98%, the RSI 9-day stood at 21.66% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Murphy Oil Corporation price is down by -23.23% percent or -$9.66. At present, MUR shares trade -13.43% below its 20-day simple moving average and +2.05% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -24.45% below its SMA50 and +52.36% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 5.94% and Stochastic coefficient D was 5.54%, while ATR was 2.55. Given the Stochastic reading of 4.48% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 30.12%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -5.53, while the 14-day reading stands at -7.40.

Analyst Ratings

Murphy Oil Corporation downgraded its rating on Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) to a Neutral in a note to investors on May 05, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, MUR is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Murphy Oil Corporation stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $49.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $38.00 – $68.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) will achieve an average price target of $50.29.

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