Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2013

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Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MRO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.76% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $34.65, the dividend yield is 2.19%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MRO was $34.65, representing a -8.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.87 and a 29.15% increase over the 52 week low of $26.83.

MRO is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). MRO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.22. Zacks Investment Research reports MRO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.14%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MRO Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to MRO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MRO as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy ( PXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXI with an increase of 0.06% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting of MRO at 5.15%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: MRO , PTR , PXE , PXI , TOT

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