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Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 18, 2014

Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 18, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MRO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.53% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $39, the dividend yield is 2.15%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MRO was $39, representing a -4.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.75 and a 23.54% increase over the 52 week low of $31.57.

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 $3.79. Zacks Investment Research reports MRO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 33.75%, compared to an industry average of 20.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MRO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( IEO )
  • First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV )
  • First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FAB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IEO with an increase of 9.03% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting of MRO at 5.11%.

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


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

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