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How to buy Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Murphy Oil Corporation stocks.

Murphy Oil Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Murphy Oil Corporation stocks (MUR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $22.75 – an increase of 3.44% over the previous week. Murphy Oil Corporation employs 675 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.5 billion.

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

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How has Coronavirus impacted Murphy Oil Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Murphy Oil Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $31.87, which is 30.97% up on its pre-crash value of $22 and 608.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $4.5.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Murphy Oil Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $249.15 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,498.21.

Murphy Oil Corporation stock price (NYSE:MUR)

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Murphy Oil Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close$31.87
52-week range$11.37 - $31.25
50-day moving average $27.61
200-day moving average $23.25
Wall St. target price$33.88
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.5 (1.62%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.69

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Murphy Oil Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.87 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-06) 4.01%
1 month (2021-12-14) 19.81%
3 months (2021-10-13) 11.24%
6 months (2021-07-16) 59.43%
1 year (2021-01-15) 116.95%
2 years (2020-01-16) 21.09%
3 years (2019-01-16) 15.10%
5 years (2017-01-13) 2.38%

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 $1 billion.

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 $2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.46%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.52%
Return on equity TTM -7.38%
Profit margin -16.7%
Book value $25.57
Market capitalisation $4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Murphy Oil Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 62.5% of net profits

Recently Murphy Oil Corporation has paid out, on average, around 62.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.62% 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 1.62% 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.

Murphy Oil Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure 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 $11.3694 up to $31.25. 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 2.9275. 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. .

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