Were Analysts Bearish Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) This Week?

Marathon Oil Corporation

Titan Machinery had 7 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Sidoti with "Neutral" on Saturday, January 7. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, September 12 by Credit Suisse. UBS maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 23 report. On Tuesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with "Buy". The stock of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating by KLR Group given on Friday, March 24. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Wednesday, July 5. PiperJaffray maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Thursday, May 25 report.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc increased its stake in Ball Corp (BLL) by 18.82% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Granite Construction Inc. shares while 80 reduced holdings. The Westwood Holdings Group Inc holds 64,650 shares with $3.26 million value, down from 82,700 last quarter. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 52.45 and 4878221 shares have traded hands in the session. About 1.44M shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since August 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. About 4.88M shares traded or 36.69% up from the average.

More notable recent Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Will Ball Corp (BLL) be Affected by Dismal Can Business?" on August 11, 2017, also Al.com with their article: "Ball Corp.to close Birmingham plant, lay off 91 workers" published on August 31, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: "Ball Announces $100 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase" on August 07, 2017. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.26, from 1.36 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 43 investors sold BLL shares while 138 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 441 raised stakes. The institutional investor held 400,887 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $20.19 million, up from 300,887 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Segall Bryant Hamill Limited Liability Com reported 0.02% stake. It also reduced its holding in Steel Dynamics Inc (NASDAQ:STLD) by 250,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 150,000 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 Etf (VOO). Stanley, a Alabama-based fund reported 10,009 shares. Jfs Wealth Advisors Lc accumulated 1,111 shares. The New Jersey-based Prudential has invested 0.03% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). (NYSE:GVA). Art Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.03% or 7,800 shares. Cornercap Invest Counsel holds 0.55% or 63,045 shares in its portfolio. Martingale Asset Mgmt Lp invested in 0.05% or 51,105 shares. Advantus Cap Mngmt accumulated 108,212 shares or 0.05% of the stock.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $240,053 activity.

Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The company has market cap of 445.59 million GBP. The Firm operates through three divisions: North America E&P, global E&P and Oil Sands Mining. It has a 16.85 P/E ratio. The North America E&P segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in North America.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.03, from 0.85 in 2016Q3. 30 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. Keybank National Association OH now owns 30,313 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $1,586,000 after buying an additional 8,425 shares during the period. 8,920 were accumulated by Seaward Management Limited Partnership. The SI to Marathon Oil Corporation's float is 5.03%. This is an increase from Marathon Petroleum Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. Hancock reported 309,181 shares. Marathon Petroleum Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern's scale. Tide Point Ltd Partnership invested 2.39% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Fifth Third Fincl Bank holds 210 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 34,004 shares. Investors may want to take a look at sell-side analyst revisions in the weeks and days leading up to the report. Susquehanna Intll Group Inc Llp invested in 1.49 million shares. Cordasco Financial Net holds 0.01% or 491 shares in its portfolio. Illinois-based Zacks Investment Mgmt has invested 0.66% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). The legal version of this news story can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/09/01/andra-ap-fonden-has-3-50-million-position-in-marathon-petroleum-corporation-mpc.html. The insider Palmer C. Michael sold 4,568 shares worth $237,696. Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Company Tn holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 800 shares. Therefore 60% are positive. Marathon Oil Corporation had 77 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, February 5 by JP Morgan. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, April 6 by Longbow. Raymond James downgraded HNI Corp (NYSE:HNI) on Tuesday, September 20 to "Mkt Perform" rating. The firm has "Strong-Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Vetr. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of TITN in report on Thursday, August 24 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:GVA) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, August 1. Marathon Petroleum Corporation presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $59.43. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $66 target.

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