Murphy Oil (MUR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

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Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc decreased Marvell Technology Group Ltd O (NASDAQ:MRVL) stake by 47,729 shares to 109,829 valued at $1.97 million in 2017Q3. Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has declined 8.71% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.13% the S&P500.

Shares of Murphy Oil Co. 2,708,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,239,317. The institutional investor held 200,000 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.31 million, up from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp lifted its position in shares of Murphy Oil by 101.1% in the third quarter. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $34.61. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.18) earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Murphy Oil Co. will post -0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year. It has underperformed by 2.73% the S&P500.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:PE) scores higher than Parsley Energy, Inc. Therefore 0 are positive. Murphy Oil has a 52 week low of $22.21 and a 52 week high of $35.00. Guggenheim initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, September 30 report. Scotia Capital maintained Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Friday, May 5 with "Hold" rating. Finally, HighTower Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Murphy Oil during the 2nd quarter valued at $236,000. Cowen reiterated a hold rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Murphy Oil in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Cowen & Co. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $28.20. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 9. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $141,250 activity. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Murphy Oil Corporation by 10.9% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt Incorporated reported 0.02% stake.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. Finally, Norinchukin Bank The raised its stake in shares of Murphy Oil by 6.9% in the 2nd quarter. In that case, its shares would mark a 1.75% decline from the most recent price.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) ended its day at 33.67 with the rising stream of 1.05% and its total traded volume was 2.71 million shares more than the average volume. 250 are held by Liberty Capital Inc. Vaughan Nelson Inv Mgmt Ltd Partnership owns 348,120 shares or 0.52% of their United States portfolio. Maryland Cap Management invested in 23,572 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Jefferies Grp Limited Company reported 21,818 shares. Garrison Corp, Arkansas-based fund reported 6,539 shares. Advisor Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Murphy Oil by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. Ahl Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership reported 18,296 shares. Menta Capital Limited Liability Corp reported 37,400 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings.

Murphy Oil Corporation (Murphy) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 61,000 shares. Murphy Oil had a negative net margin of 13.31% and a negative return on equity of 5.34%. (NASDAQ:PAYX). Barrett Asset Llc owns 400 shares. It is negative, as 57 investors sold PAYX shares while 263 reduced holdings. MISNER ALLAN J. sold $98,860 worth of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Monday, August 7.

Among 18 analysts covering Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Monday, August 31. Paloma Prtn Management Com reported 9,118 shares stake. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $42 target. As per Tuesday, November 29, the company rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, August 26 with "Neutral". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold".

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