How to buy Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Marathon Oil Corporation shares.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) is a leading oil and gas e&p business based in the US. In the week up to 8 January Marathon Oil Corporation shares surged 9.81% to a closing position of $18.03. Over the last 12 months, Marathon Oil Corporation's share price has risen by an impressive 53.83% from $8.62. Marathon Oil Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 1,672 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Marathon Oil Corporation

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MRO in this case.
  5. Research Marathon Oil Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Marathon Oil Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

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Marathon Oil Corporation share price (NYSE:MRO)

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

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Is Marathon Oil Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

PEG ratio

Marathon Oil Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5479. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marathon 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.

However, it's sensible to consider Marathon Oil Corporation's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


Marathon Oil Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.5 billion (£1.8 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

How has coronavirus impacted Marathon Oil Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Marathon Oil Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $19.1, which is 47.07% up on its pre-crash value of $10.11 and 506.35% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $3.15.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Marathon Oil Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $292.05 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 $1,665.14.

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Marathon Oil Corporation.

Total ESG risk score

Marathon Oil Corporation's total ESG risk: 50.41

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Marathon Oil Corporation's overall score of 50.41 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 95th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Marathon Oil Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Marathon Oil Corporation's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental score: 28.84/100

Marathon Oil Corporation's environmental score of 28.84 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Marathon Oil Corporation's social score: 18.81/100

Marathon Oil Corporation's social score of 18.81 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Marathon Oil Corporation's governance score: 13.27/100

Marathon Oil Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Marathon Oil Corporation's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Marathon Oil Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Marathon Oil Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Marathon Oil Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 50.41
Total ESG percentile 95.16
Environmental score 28.84
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 18.81
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.27
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Marathon Oil Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$12.95
Change %2.3938%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$7.0963 - $19.5
50-day moving average$16.4778
200-day moving average$13.6546
Wall St. target price$20.67
Dividend yield$0.18 (1.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-0.052

Do Marathon Oil Corporation shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 1.29% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.29% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 25.71% of net profits

Marathon Oil Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.29% of its share value annually.

Marathon Oil Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.71% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marathon Oil Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.18 per share.

While Marathon Oil Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Marathon Oil Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Marathon Oil Corporation's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marathon Oil Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.0963 up to $19.5. 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 Marathon Oil Corporation's is 3.0238. This would suggest that Marathon Oil Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

To put Marathon Oil Corporation's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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