Is Marathon Oil Poised to Pop?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas company Marathon Oil (NYS: MRO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Marathon Oil and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Marathon Oilfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1887)

Market Cap

$21.8 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.3 billion


Chairman/CEO Clarence Cazalot

CFO Janet Clark

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$806.0 million / $6.5 billion

Dividend Yield



Chevron (NYS: CVX)

ExxonMobil (NYS: XOM)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,692 members who have rated Marathon Oil believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, FatalX, brought one of Marathon's potent shale assets to our community's attention: "Marathon's Eagle Ford holdings are impressive, with production doubling over the last quarter on higher-than-expected density. With a 40-year well rate life, Marathon is sitting on an estimated 1 billion [BOE] in Eagle Ford alone, with a peak rate of 50,000 BOE (barrel of oil equivalent) per day."

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