Marathon Oil Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (MRO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) is Monday, November 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $30.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Marathon Oil has been seven million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marathon Oil has a market cap of $21.23 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Exploration and Production, Oil Sands Mining, and Integrated Gas. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Oil as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Marathon Oil Ratings Report.

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