As per Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) statement on 2016-07-28, the shareholders would obtain dividend for the gone quarter. The firm confirmed that it will disburse $0.05 per share as dividend. The record date is set as 2016-08-17, the payout date as 2016-09-12 and the ex-dividend date is 2016-08-15.
Last fiscal Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) disbursed cash dividend of $0.05. A year ago, the payout was $0.05, which indicates a difference of -15 percent. The five year past track record substantiates that the average payout as offered by the firm stands at $0.05, implying -7.237 percent growth.
For the period ended on 2015-12-31, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s earnings came at $-0.23 per share against EPS of $-0.2 a year ago. In this quarter the firm can announce earnings for quarter ending 2016-09-30 on or around 2016-11-02. For this quarter, the analysts have estimate of $-0.18 per share.
The pro tem price target for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) is set at $19. This level is the mean reached by averaging the stock prices given by 12 analysts. All these are Wall Street top brokerages and trail the firm’s performance frequently. The best price estimate for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)is seen at $21 and the lowest level is established at $16. This broad range highlights anaverage deviation of $1.858 in reported estimates.
A dividend is a willing distribution of a part of any company’s earnings, determined by the respective board, to a specific class of its stockholders. Dividends can be delivered as cash payments, or also as shares of stock.
The dividend rate may be cited in terms of the dollar each share gets (dividends per share), or It can even be quoted in percentage of the current market price, also referred as the dividend yield. A firm’s net profits can be assigned to shareholders through a dividend, or reserved within the firm as retained earnings.
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