As Marathon Pete (MPC) Stock Value Declined, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company Lifted Its Stake; Marathon Oil (MRO) Position Held by Compton Capital Management Inc

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Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Marathon Pete Corp (MPC) by 458.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company bought 5,623 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,850 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $548,000, up from 1,227 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Marathon Pete Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $45.01B market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $65.15. About 5.17M shares traded. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has declined 4.72% since February 18, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.72% the S&P500. Some Historical MPC News: 22/03/2018 – SOUTH AFRICA RESERVE BANK MPC MEMBER KAHN TO RETIRE END-SEPT; 28/03/2018 – S. AFRICA’S KGANYAGO SAYS 3 MPC MEMBERS VOTE FOR UNCHANGED; 23/05/2018 – FITCH UPGRADES GILBERT, AZ WATER RESOURCE MPC UTILITY SYSTEM; 18/04/2018 – Fluor Awarded Contract for Marathon Petroleum’s STAR Program at Galveston Bay Refinery; 30/04/2018 – PORT ACCESS, COKER PROJECTS POSTION MPC FOR IMO 2020; 26/03/2018 – Ghana MPC Statement on Rate Cut to 18%: Bank of Ghana Link; 27/04/2018 – POLISH MPC: RATES MAY REMAIN STABLE LONGER THAN EXPECTED; 22/03/2018 – BOE: All MPC Members Agree Any Rate Future Increases Likely Of Gradual Pace, Limited Extent; 22/05/2018 – BANK OF ENGLAND’S VLIEGHE SAYS NO MATERIAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIS FORECAST FOR UK ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE MPC’S COLLECTIVE VIEW; 22/05/2018 – BANK OF ENGLAND MPC’S VLIEGHE SAYS BREXIT UNCERTAINTY IS HAVING A DAMPENING EFFECT ON SOME OF THE ECONOMY

Compton Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Marathon Oil Corp (MRO) by 230.25% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Compton Capital Management Inc bought 23,060 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.82% with the market. The institutional investor held 33,075 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $770,000, up from 10,015 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Compton Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Marathon Oil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.20B market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $17.08. About 16.68 million shares traded or 26.71% up from the average. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has risen 3.80% since February 18, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.80% the S&P500. Some Historical MRO News: 10/05/2018 – Marathon Oil Signs Heads of Agreement to Process Third-Party Volumes Through Existing Equatorial Guinea Infrastructure; 04/05/2018 – Marathon Oil at MUFG Securities Houston Energy Tour May 14; 03/05/2018 – Libya’s NOC withholding Total’s share of Waha crude as dispute drags on; 03/05/2018 – MARATHON OIL CEO TILLMAN SPEAKS ON CONFERENCE CALL; 03/05/2018 – Marathon CEO Doesn’t Expect Regulatory Issues With Andeavor Deal (Video); 20/05/2018 – Libyan youth group will shut oilfields unless demands met-statement; 09/05/2018 – Marathon Oil Board Member Michael E.J. Phelps Won’t Stand for Re-Election; 06/03/2018 Gaurdie Banister Joins Russell Reynolds Associates’ Board Of Directors; 03/05/2018 – MARATHON OIL ENDS EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL; 20/05/2018 – GROUP OF LIBYAN YOUTH WILL SHUT DOWN OILFIELDS IN MARADA REGION UNLESS DEMANDS FOR BETTER STATE SERVICES ARE MET-STATEMENT

More notable recent Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Marathon Petroleum declares $0.53 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on January 28, 2019, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Cooperman’s Omega Raises Cigna (CI), CVS (CVS); Lowers Google (GOOGL) (more…) – 13F – StreetInsider.com” published on February 14, 2019, Fool.com published: “3 Things Plains All American Pipeline Wants You to Know About What’s Ahead – Motley Fool” on February 07, 2019. More interesting news about Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Marathon, Galveston Bay workers to resume contract talks, union official says – Seeking Alpha” published on February 12, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) – Port Report: Refiner Inaction Seen Ahead Of IMO 2020, But Some Planning For New Fuel Rules – Benzinga” with publication date: February 04, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.30, from 0.94 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 34 investors sold MPC shares while 306 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 385.13 million shares or 7.58% more from 358.01 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Creative Planning reported 0.01% stake. Intrust Commercial Bank Na holds 12,902 shares or 0.26% of its portfolio. Ironwood Ltd Co holds 184 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers has 0.13% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 831,013 shares. Moreover, Guggenheim Llc has 0.08% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 152,586 shares. Gulf Int National Bank & Trust (Uk) Limited has invested 0.15% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Moreover, Moore Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership has 0.03% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Susquehanna Gp Llp holds 0.01% or 331,996 shares. Conning Inc reported 12,503 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Lc holds 8.06M shares. Nordea Invest Ab holds 0.05% or 300,616 shares in its portfolio. Aull And Monroe Investment Management holds 4,624 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Ironwood Investment Counsel Ltd Llc reported 2,521 shares stake. The Ohio-based Tru Com Of Toledo Na Oh has invested 0.09% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Sg Americas Securities Ltd Co accumulated 0.18% or 299,423 shares.

Since October 9, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 0 sales for $384,121 activity. Goff Gregory James also bought $11,131 worth of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) shares.

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, which manages about $799.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) by 19,260 shares to 84,000 shares, valued at $2.32 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) by 35,840 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,460 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

Among 24 analysts covering Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 105 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies downgraded the shares of MPC in report on Monday, February 5 to “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Monday, February 5 report. On Wednesday, December 7 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5900 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, August 10 to “Buy”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America maintained the shares of MPC in report on Tuesday, May 1 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, May 29.

Compton Capital Management Inc, which manages about $284.24M and $253.26M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) by 5,243 shares to 73,600 shares, valued at $6.24M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Among 37 analysts covering Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Marathon Oil Corporation had 130 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, May 11. Tudor Pickering downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Sunday, November 8 report. Susquehanna maintained Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) rating on Sunday, February 25. Susquehanna has “Buy” rating and $21.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) rating on Thursday, September 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $16.0 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, September 14. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) earned “Overweight” rating by Simmons & Co on Tuesday, May 31. Seaport Global downgraded the shares of MRO in report on Tuesday, August 30 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna on Friday, March 10 to “Positive”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 29 report. The company was maintained on Monday, November 20 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 42 investors sold MRO shares while 190 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 646.46 million shares or 1.73% less from 657.86 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Kentucky Retirement, Kentucky-based fund reported 57,515 shares. Moreover, Piedmont Invest Advisors has 0.01% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Castleark Llc owns 327,440 shares. Voya Invest Mngmt Limited invested in 0.04% or 918,230 shares. Carret Asset Mngmt Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 10,049 shares. D E Shaw And has invested 0.05% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Chicago Equity Prtnrs Limited Liability invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Suntrust Banks owns 0% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) for 36,224 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Corporation owns 199,766 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Checchi Cap Advisers Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.18% or 65,740 shares. Fiduciary Tru accumulated 48,579 shares. Massachusetts-based Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Avalon Advsrs Ltd owns 44,558 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Highland Cap Mgmt Ltd Com accumulated 284,882 shares or 0.48% of the stock. Moreover, Services Automobile Association has 0.02% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) for 425,112 shares.

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