Goldman Sachs Upgrades Marathon Oil (MRO) to Buy, Cites Executions in Shale Plays

December 14, 2012 7:36 AM EST
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Price: $17.61 +1.97%

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Goldman Sachs upgraded Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) from Neutral to Buy with a price target of $39.00 (from $35.00).

"We believe improved execution and progress in the Eagle Ford and Bakken shale plays favorably differentiates Marathon from other domestic oil companies," the analyst said. "Capital intensity metrics (i.e., CAPEX/production) are expected to fall further in 2013 to below average levels versus North America oil peers, while we think Marathon is on-track to deliver a competitive mid-single digit annual E&P volume growth rate over the medium term."

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Shares of Marathon Oil closed at $30.19 yesterday.

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