Acropolis Investment Management buys $2,424,780 stake in Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR)

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) : Acropolis Investment Management scooped up 15,530 additional shares in Murphy Oil Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 25, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 67,845 shares of Murphy Oil Corporation which is valued at $2,424,780.Murphy Oil Corporation makes up approximately 0.46% of Acropolis Investment Management’s portfolio.

Murphy Oil Corporation closed down -0.6 points or -1.68% at $35.14 with 49,08,909 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $35.77, the shares hit an intraday low of $33.9 and an intraday high of $35.94 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Moody Aldrich Partners sold out all of its stake in MUR during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 7,045 shares of MUR which is valued $251,788.Cornerstone Advisors reduced its stake in MUR by selling 40 shares or 32.79% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 82 shares of MUR which is valued at $2,760. Gradient Investments added MUR to its portfolio by purchasing 6 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $171.Fjarde Ap-fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund boosted its stake in MUR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,942 additional shares and now holds a total of 31,183 shares of Murphy Oil Corporation which is valued at $888,404. Murphy Oil Corporation makes up approx 0.02% of Fjarde Ap-fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Murphy Oil Corporation reported $-0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.50 according to the earnings call on Jan 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-1.26. The company had revenue of $658.09 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $599.91 million. The company’s revenue was down -53.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Murphy Oil Corporation. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Apr 28, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 36 from a previous price target of $19 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Apr 8, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 27 from a previous price target of $23 .

Murphy Oil Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company’s exploration and production business explores for and produces crude oil natural gas and natural gas liquids across the world. This business maintains upstream operating offices in locations including Calgary Alberta and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The Company’s crude oil condensate and natural gas liquids production as of 2014 averaged 151647 barrels per day. The Company has operations in United States Canada Malaysia and all other countries including Australia Brunei Vietnam Suriname Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea among others. As of December 31 2014 total United States proved reserves were 204.9 million barrels of crude oil 29.1 million barrels of natural gas liquids and 226 billion cubic feet of natural gas. In Canada it owns an interest in three non-operated assets the Hibernia and Terra Nova fields offshore Newfoundland in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin and Syncrude Canada Ltd.

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