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

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) is tomorrow, February 15, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $34.80 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Marathon Oil has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marathon Oil has a market cap of $24.45 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Oil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Marathon Oil Ratings Report.

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