Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased MRO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that MRO has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of MRO was $16.05, representing a -16.75% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.28 and a 146.17% increase over the 52 week low of $6.52.
MRO is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and Total S.A. ( TOT ). MRO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$2.16. Zacks Investment Research reports MRO's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 29.19%, compared to an industry average of 27.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MRO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MRO as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Energy Select Sector ( XLE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLE with an increase of 7.83% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MRO at 1.21%.