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How to buy Murphy Oil Corporation stock | $29

Learn how to easily invest in Murphy Oil Corporation stock.

Murphy Oil Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Murphy Oil Corporation shares (MUR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Murphy Oil Corporation employs 675 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Murphy Oil Corporation stock price (NYSE: MUR)

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Murphy Oil Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$29.00
52-week range$6.75 - $30.25
50-day moving average $24.72
200-day moving average $21.87
Wall St. target price$29.88
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.5 (1.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-4.98

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Is it a good time to buy Murphy Oil Corporation stock?

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Murphy Oil Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-16) N/A
1 month (2021-09-27) 19.15%
3 months (2021-07-27) 36.47%
6 months (2021-04-27) 71.80%
1 year (2020-10-27) 262.50%
2 years (2019-10-25) 46.39%
3 years (2018-10-26) 31.66
5 years (2016-10-27) 5.07%

Is Murphy Oil Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Murphy Oil Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Murphy Oil Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Murphy Oil Corporation's PEG ratio

Murphy Oil Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.4813. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Murphy Oil Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Murphy Oil Corporation's EBITDA

Murphy Oil Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $773.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Murphy Oil Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Murphy Oil Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.21%
Return on equity TTM -16.39%
Profit margin -34.56%
Book value $25.13
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Murphy Oil Corporation shares

There are currently 15.0 million Murphy Oil Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Murphy Oil Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14% up from 13.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Murphy Oil Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Murphy Oil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Murphy Oil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Murphy Oil Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Murphy Oil Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Murphy Oil Corporation's SIR currently stands at 7.22. In other words for every 100,000 Murphy Oil Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7220 shares are currently held short.

However Murphy Oil Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Murphy Oil Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Murphy Oil Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Murphy Oil Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Murphy Oil Corporation shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1207% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Murphy Oil Corporation shares, roughly 121 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Murphy Oil Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Murphy Oil Corporation stock.

Murphy Oil Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.22% of net profits

Recently Murphy Oil Corporation has paid out, on average, around 1.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Murphy Oil Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Murphy Oil Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

While Murphy Oil Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Murphy Oil Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Murphy Oil Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Murphy Oil Corporation's shares ever split?

Murphy Oil Corporation's shares were split on a 1158:1000 basis on 2 September 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1158 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Murphy Oil Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 13.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Murphy Oil Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Murphy Oil Corporation's share price.

Murphy Oil Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Murphy Oil Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.7513 up to $30.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Murphy Oil Corporation's is 3.0503. This would suggest that Murphy Oil Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Murphy Oil Corporation overview

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was incorporated in 1950 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Murphy Oil Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.029% of Murphy Oil Corporation shares are held by insiders and 82.517% by institutions.
How many people work for Murphy Oil Corporation?
Latest data suggests 675 work at Murphy Oil Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Murphy Oil Corporation?
Murphy Oil Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Murphy Oil Corporation based?
Murphy Oil Corporation's address is: 9805 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, United States, 77024-7000
What is Murphy Oil Corporation's ISIN number?
Murphy Oil Corporation's international securities identification number is: US6267171022
What is Murphy Oil Corporation's CUSIP number?
Murphy Oil Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 626717102

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