Atlantic Securities Upgrades Marathon Oil (MRO) to Overweight

The stock of Baxter International Inc. The hedge fund run by Robert Pitts held 3.53M shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $184.85 million, down from 4.61M at the end of the previous reported quarter. About 16.61 million shares traded or 31.14% up from the average. Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) has risen 29.21% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Davis R M Inc decreased its stake in Stericycle Inc (SRCL) by 66.14% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 12.31% or $0.08 from last year's $0.65 per share. The Jet Capital Investors LP holds 1.15 million shares with $60.19 million value, down from 1.30 million last quarter. Steadfast Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Marathon Pete Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $32.11 billion market cap company.

Recent session action on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) puts the stock on today's active list. It has outperformed by 64.53% the S&P500. Next Grp invested 0% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). It also increased its holding in Spdr Index Shs Fds (FEZ) by 10,928 shares in the quarter, for a total of 19,387 shares, and has risen its stake in Direxion Shs Etf Tr (KNOW). The oil and gas producer reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.14) by $0.06. They expect $0.90 EPS, up 109.30% or $0.47 from last year's $0.43 per share. MPC's profit will be $439.57M for 18.26 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality.

Analysts await Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) to report earnings on February, 7.

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Among 19 analysts covering Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Marathon Oil Corporation had 96 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 11. Numina Capital Management Llc sold 281,365 shares as the company's stock rose 5.52% with the market. Howard Weil has "Sector Perform" rating and $47 target. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Thursday, August 3. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MPC in report on Friday, December 4 with "Overweight" rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Thursday, November 10 report. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, October 31. The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, August 26. 1St Advsr reported 0.04% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC).

The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $15.01. ABT's profit will be $1.27B for 19.01 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. It dropped, as 53 investors sold MPC shares while 274 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes. 340.10 million shares or 1.18% less from 344.17 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The firm has "Buy" rating by Vetr given on Monday, August 24. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Stephens Invest Management Lc holds 0.65% or 593,971 shares. Amica Retiree Trust accumulated 2,969 shares. 206 are held by D Scott Neal.

Oppenheimer & Company Inc decreased its stake in Marathon Oil Corp (MRO) by 36.67% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. After $-0.08 actual earnings per share reported by Marathon Oil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.50% EPS growth. Swedbank, a Sweden-based fund reported 337,958 shares. 267.53 million shares or 3.16% more from 259.34 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Kentucky Retirement System holds 16,734 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Stock Yards Fincl Bank & Tru Commerce reported 0.11% stake. The original version of this story can be read at Buckingham Capital has 12,735 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Management Lc accumulated 10,080 shares or 0.21% of the stock.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $21.30 million activity.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 42 investors sold ECL shares while 306 reduced holdings. As per Tuesday, January 5, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. (NYSE:ECL). Ci Glob Investments has 0.14% invested in Ecolab Inc. Australia-based Macquarie Grp Inc has invested 0% in Stericycle, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) for 120,520 shares. Choate Investment Advisors owns 10,610 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Friess Assocs Limited Liability Corporation owns 384,000 shares for 1.58% of their portfolio. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 54,525,491 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $739,367,000 after buying an additional 693,366 shares during the last quarter. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Limited Liability Company invested in 0.67% or 8,698 shares. Eagle Limited Com owns 6,472 shares. Nomura Asset Management reported 32,087 shares. It also increased its holding in Dell Technologies Inc by 92,711 shares in the quarter, for a total of 173,648 shares, and has risen its stake in Equity Comwlth (NYSE:EQC). Guggenheim Cap Ltd stated it has 0% in Invesco High Income Trust II (NYSE:VLT). (NYSE:HD). Moreover, Tradewinds Cap Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.68% invested in The Home Depot, Inc.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.39 million activity. Sector Gamma As owns 1.07 million shares or 9.42% of their U.S. portfolio.

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. JP Morgan maintained Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) on Thursday, November 23 with "Overweight" rating. Therefore 39% are positive. Stericycle had 49 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo initiated Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Wednesday, April 6. The company was maintained on Monday, December 7 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Hologic, Inc. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 1.

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