NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Marathon Oil (MRO) - Get Marathon Oil Corporation Report are falling 3.17% to $12.51 Tuesday afternoon ahead of the company's 2016 second quarter earnings report, due out after the market close on Wednesday.
Analysts are projecting that the Houston-based oil company will report a loss of 24 cents per share on revenue of $1.09 billion. In 2015, Marathon Oil reported a loss of 23 cents per share on revenue of $1.53 billion for the same period.
Declining oil prices are weighing on Marathon Oil stock today as crude futures dip below $40 per barrel.
Crude oil (WTI) is down 1.62% to $39.41 per barrel and Brent crude is sliding 1.07% to $41.69 per barrel.
Oil is falling due to concerns over a global fuel oversupply as OPEC suppliers produce at near record-high levels, MarketWatch reports.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D.
The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: MRO