$-0.20 EPS Expected for Precision Drilling (PD); Marathon Petroleum Has 1.09 Sentiment

July 14, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Precision Drilling Corporation (TSE:PD) to report $-0.20 EPS on July, 20.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $-0.2 EPS. After having $-0.08 EPS previously, Precision Drilling Corporation’s analysts see 150.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.02 on July 13, reaching $3.9. About 2.37M shares traded or 32.40% up from the average. Precision Drilling Corporation (TSE:PD) has 0.00% since July 14, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is engaged in refining, marketing, retail and transportation businesses in the United States and the largest east of the Mississippi. The company has market cap of $27.70 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Refining & Marketing; Speedway; and Midstream. It has a 23.76 P/E ratio. The Refining & Marketing segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks at the Company’s seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States.

Analysts await Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.12 earnings per share, up 4.67% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.07 per share. MPC’s profit will be $576.23 million for 12.02 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Marathon Petroleum Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1,766.67% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 60% of Marathon Petroleum’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Marathon Petroleum, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $44.0 while the high is $48.0. The stock’s average target of $46.33 is -13.95% below today’s ($53.84) share price. MPC was included in 5 notes of analysts from August 23, 2016. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 23 by Jefferies. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Howard Weil with “Sector Perform”. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Wednesday, December 7. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Raymond James. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Tuesday, November 1.

Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda. holds 16.7% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp for 400,887 shares. Clovis Capital Management Lp owns 24,232 shares or 12.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kensico Capital Management Corp has 7.5% invested in the company for 8.60 million shares. The Virginia-based Swift Run Capital Management Llc has invested 5.47% in the stock. Steadfast Advisors Lp, a New York-based fund reported 218,631 shares.

The stock increased 0.15% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $53.84. About shares traded. Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) has risen 46.20% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 5 insider sales for $4.03 million activity.

Precision Drilling Corporation is an oilfield services company. The company has market cap of $1.15 billion. The Firm provides onshore drilling and completion and production services to exploration and production companies in the oil and natural gas industry. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through two divisions: Contract Drilling Services, and Completion and Production Services.

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