News New (NWSA) Shareholder Teacher Retirement System Of Texas Has Raised Its Stake by $469,200; Marathon Oil (MRO) Market Value Rose While Thompson Davis & Co Has Upped Its Holding

June 5, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

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Thompson Davis & Co increased its stake in Marathon Oil Corp (MRO) by 1468.01% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thompson Davis & Co bought 20,376 shares as the company’s stock rose 35.01% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 21,764 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $351,000, up from 1,388 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thompson Davis & Co who had been investing in Marathon Oil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.58B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.28% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $20.6. About 4.92 million shares traded. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has risen 53.41% since June 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.84% the S&P500.

Teacher Retirement System Of Texas increased its stake in News Corp New (NWSA) by 29.57% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas bought 31,280 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 137,072 shares of the newspapers and magazines company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.17M, up from 105,792 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas who had been investing in News Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.10B market cap company. The stock increased 1.21% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $15.48. About 346,694 shares traded. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) has risen 17.94% since June 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.37% the S&P500.

Among 33 analysts covering Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Marathon Oil Corporation had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RF Lafferty maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27 target in Tuesday, February 20 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, April 3 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, December 15. As per Monday, December 11, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) rating on Wednesday, June 21. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $1800 target. Susquehanna maintained the shares of MRO in report on Sunday, February 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, June 21 by Seaport Global. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) earned “Overweight” rating by Capital One on Tuesday, June 21. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Tuesday, December 13.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $10.21 million activity. $1.13M worth of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) was sold by WAGNER PATRICK on Wednesday, May 16. 400,000 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) shares with value of $8.66M were sold by TILLMAN LEE M.

More recent Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Marathon Oil investing in tech to boost efficiency in Eagle Ford Shale” on June 01, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Marathon Oil’s Growing Crude Volumes” on May 09, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Houston energy co. ranks lowest in study on profits returned to employees vs. shareholders” with publication date: May 23, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.08, from 0.88 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 29 investors sold MRO shares while 194 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 647.65 million shares or 2.49% less from 664.17 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Pillar Pacific Management Ltd Com owns 118,080 shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cornerstone Advsrs has 0.06% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Voya Invest Management Limited Liability Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) for 992,290 shares. Fincl Counselors owns 58,818 shares. Capital Advisers Lc owns 14,398 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Cibc Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 0.01% or 77,780 shares. North Carolina-based Salem Invest Counselors has invested 0% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Hexavest holds 0% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) or 15,116 shares. Gateway Advisers Ltd invested in 45,764 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance has 4,800 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Inc has invested 0.06% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). British Columbia Investment Mgmt has 0.06% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Bridgewater Associate Lp reported 34,235 shares. Highland Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company, Tennessee-based fund reported 281,532 shares. World Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.05% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO).

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