Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR): Price and Financial Metrics

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR): $35.17

-0.39 (-1.10%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where MUR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 99.64% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MUR is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • MUR ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 25th percentile.

MUR Stock Summary

  • MURPHY OIL CORP's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.22% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of MURPHY OIL CORP's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 3.84% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Over the past twelve months, MUR has reported earnings growth of -215.04%, putting it ahead of just 7.67% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MUR, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are SSRM, USAS, NVTA, MSTR, and SM.
  • MUR's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit MURPHY OIL CORP's official web site, go to

MUR Valuation Summary

  • MUR's price/sales ratio is 1.7; this is 54.55% higher than that of the median Energy stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MUR's price/earnings ratio has gone down 33.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MUR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MUR 2022-09-23 1.7 1.2 10.1 9.1
MUR 2022-09-22 1.9 1.3 11.1 9.7
MUR 2022-09-21 1.9 1.4 11.4 9.9
MUR 2022-09-20 2.0 1.4 11.7 10.1
MUR 2022-09-19 2.0 1.4 11.8 10.1
MUR 2022-09-16 2.0 1.4 11.9 10.2

MUR Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at -4.03%.
  • The 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 186.77%.
  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 56.3%.
Over the past 33 months, MUR's revenue has gone up $214,534,000.

The table below shows MUR's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 3,023.671 1,695.122 514.077
2022-03-31 2,472.257 1,522.727 100.438
2021-12-31 2,299.281 1,422.163 -73.664
2021-09-30 1,890.534 1,315.96 -414
2021-06-30 1,681.699 1,119.611 -766.009
2021-03-31 1,343.598 647.817 -1,020.111

MUR's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • MUR has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 72.32% of graded US stocks.
  • MUR's asset turnover comes in at 0.16 -- ranking 117th of 136 Petroleum and Natural Gas stocks.
  • HP, PARR, and RNGR are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MUR.

The table below shows MUR's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.160 0.584 -0.057
2021-03-31 0.128 0.472 -0.082
2020-12-31 0.183 0.607 -0.094
2020-09-30 0.206 0.630 -0.082
2020-06-30 0.235 0.671 0.021
2020-03-31 0.263 0.738 0.057

MUR Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MUR, see our MUR price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $27.15 Average Broker Recommendation 1.88 (Hold)

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MUR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $35.17 52-week high $45.79
Prev. close $35.56 52-week low $23.50
Day low $34.63 Volume 1,749,600
Day high $35.92 Avg. volume 1,813,684
50-day MA $36.13 Dividend yield 2.84%
200-day MA $35.18 Market Cap 5.47B

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) Company Bio

Murphy Oil explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids across the world. The company was founded in 1964 and is based in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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MUR Price Returns

1-mo -7.40%
3-mo 16.56%
6-mo -14.52%
1-year 36.33%
3-year 81.53%
5-year 57.16%
YTD 37.03%
2021 121.37%
2020 -52.74%
2019 19.48%
2018 -22.09%
2017 3.41%

MUR Dividends

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