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Analysts Offer Insights on Materials Companies: Marathon Oil (MRO) and Helmerich & Payne (HP)


Companies in the Materials sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Marathon Oil (MRO) and Helmerich & Payne (HP).

Marathon Oil (MRO)

Piper Jaffray analyst Ryan Todd reiterated a Buy rating on Marathon Oil today and set a price target of $21. The company’s shares opened today at $15.74.

According to TipRanks.com, Todd is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -1.6% and a 44.3% success rate. Todd covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Wildhorse Resource Development Corp, Whiting Petroleum Corp, and Continental Resources.

Marathon Oil has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $21.95, a 39.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 7, Susquehanna also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $20 price target.

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Helmerich & Payne (HP)

In a report released yesterday, John Watson from Piper Jaffray reiterated a Hold rating on Helmerich & Payne, with a price target of $52.50. The company’s shares opened today at $51.90.

According to TipRanks.com, Watson is ranked 0 out of 5 stars with an average return of -18.6% and a 28.6% success rate. Watson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Inc, Covia Holdings Corporation, and Tetra Technologies.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Helmerich & Payne is a Hold with an average price target of $70.09.

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