Murphy Oil Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MUR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $65.69, above its previous 52-week high of $65.68 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 3:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Murphy Oil has a market cap of $12.04 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Murphy Oil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. It is also involved in oil and gas refining and marketing activities. The company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Murphy Oil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Murphy Oil Ratings Report.

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