NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $36.80, above its previous 52-week high of $36.68 with 99,057 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Marathon Oil has a market cap of $25.78 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 18.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company worldwide.

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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, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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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