Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) tinted gains of +0.61% (+0.13 points) to US$21.43. The volume of 8.89 Million shares climbed up over an trading activity of 13.1 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.54. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$22.74 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$10.55. The corporation has a market cap of US$18.44 Billion.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s earnings per share has been growing at a -23.3 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -17.6 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at -3.4 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was -3.5 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 81.6 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of -8 percent and possesses 82.3 percent gross margin.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 5 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 10 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.2. 10 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) is worth US$48.12 Billion and has recently risen 0.61% to US$142.47. The latest exchange of 1.24 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.55 Million shares. The day began at US$142.28 but the price moved to US$141.1 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$144.72. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$179.07 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$167.93.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 19.95, a price to book ratio of 11.65, and a price to sales ratio of 3.3. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown -0.7%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 7.5%. With an institutional ownership near 79%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 7.14.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 5 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 10 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 1 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 2 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.44.