Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR): Analyzing Basic Trading Data

In the past 52-week period, shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) have moved within the range of $22.21 to $35.19. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $27.59, which is 21.6% lower than its 52-week high.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 1.67%, and a 50-day SMA of 4.65%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $4.87 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Gauging the level of enthusiasm that Wall Street analysts have for a particular stock is important when considering an investment. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) is Hold.

When it comes to reporting sales figures, public companies typically post earnings and revenue that fall above or below the average Wall Street forecast. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) delivered a 7.85% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $0.5 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $0.46 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) delivered a -80.35% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at -$0.03 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast -$0.15 per share.

Ownership at Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A publicly-traded company’s most recent 13F filings give us important details about the organization’s institutional ownership. Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 97.97% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $4.7 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), there were 39 new positions totaling 2,927,944 shares of the company’s stock. There were 70 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 3,211,832 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Taking a look at a stock’s average volume – in the long, medium and short terms – is helpful for understanding investor sentiment and trading activity. Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) has had a 20-day average volume of 2,464,375 shares, with an average of 0% of short term indicators pointed at Hold.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 2,164,682 shares, with an average of 25% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 2,938,649 shares with 67% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.