A Look At Recent Insider Trades For Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR)

Elias Hubbard
December 17, 2017

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Thomas Lenox Kempner increased its stake in Six Flags Entmt Corp New (SIX) by 438.34% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. HAMMOCK KELLI M had sold 4,000 shares worth $102,529 on Friday, August 11. Tarbox Family Office Inc has invested 0% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). The company has market cap of $1.12 billion. The stock increased 1.83% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $66.9. About 3.13M shares traded or 43.77% up from the average.

Murphy Oil Corporation (Murphy) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. It has underperformed by 25.41% the S&P500. Murphy Oil Co. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.74 and a quick ratio of 1.60. About 1.30 million shares traded. First Midwest Bancorporation Tru Division reported 10,689 shares stake. 250 are held by Liberty Mngmt Incorporated. Rampart Investment Limited Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,798 shares. Murphy Pohlad Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Murphy Oil in the third quarter worth about $216,000. Whittier Of Nevada has invested 0.09% in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). (NYSE:COH). Yorktown Mngmt And Research owns 7,000 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability invested in 0.1% or 18.28 million shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Hldgs reported 0.55% stake. Moreover, Knott David M has 1.56% invested in the company for 338,000 shares. Morgan Stanley has 0.17% invested in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) for 3.45 million shares. The Idaho-based Caprock Gru Inc has invested 0.21% in Tapestry, Inc. This trade was featured by Faxor.com on Dec, 17. It also reduced its holding in Dell Technologies Inc by 438,386 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 618,208 shares, and cut its stake in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY).

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Another recent and important Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: "Here's Why You Should Hold on to Murphy Oil (MUR) Stock Now" on November 23, 2017. Therefore 64% are positive. Raytheon Company has $225.0 highest and $118 lowest target. On Thursday, February 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Neutral". Six Flags Entertainment had 33 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by UBS. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $94 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Friday, July 31 with "Sector Perform" rating. The rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to "Long-Term Buy" on Thursday, October 5. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 24 with "Hold". On Monday, June 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to "Market Perform". As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. The stock of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by FBR Capital. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $4900 target. Kahn Todd sold $187,338 worth of stock. The insider Clark Vernon E sold 829 shares worth $149,378. Elm Ridge Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 426,106 shares or 3.59% of its portfolio.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $201,389 activity. MISNER ALLAN J. sold $98,860 worth of stock or 3,795 shares. After $-0.03 actual EPS reported by Murphy Oil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -366.67% EPS growth. Therefore 59% are positive.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an gas and oil exploration and production firm worldwide. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, July 13. Piper Jaffray has "Hold" rating and $3100 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, November 3 report. Cowen & Co has "Hold" rating and $30.0 target. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MUR in report on Tuesday, January 12 with "Equal Weight" rating. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) earned "Underperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.05, from 0.93 in 2017Q1.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of MUR.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Murphy Oil Co. 167.16 million shares or 1.53% more from 164.65 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% or 73,800 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Murphy Pohlad Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Murphy Oil during the third quarter worth about $216,000.

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has seen its stock price gain 2.71, or -8.71%, so far in 2017. Murphy Oil's payout ratio is presently -196.08%.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: BLACKROCK INC. with 16.72 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 14.85 million shares, HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC with 14.33 million shares, CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS with 12.9 million shares, and FMR LLC with 11.85 million shares. (NYSE:MUR) opened at $27.93 on Friday. M&T Comml Bank Corporation accumulated 17,960 shares. Strs Ohio reported 2,404 shares stake.

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