Energy and Mining Are Making the Stock Market Look Too Good

Soaring profits at oil companies and miners are making earnings look better than the reality of the rest of the stock market, and distorting Wall Street’s favorite valuation tool, the ratio of price to forecast earnings. Strip out the energy sector and the expected rise in earnings for the S&P 500 this year drops from … Read more

Marathon Oil Corp. stock falls Wednesday, underperforms market

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO, -2.35% slipped 2.35% to $24.92 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.83% rising 1.83% to 3,979.87 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.40% rising 1.40% to 31,581.28. This was the stock’s second consecutive … Read more

US stocks close sharply lower, suffer 3rd straight weekly loss after giving up gains seen on ‘Goldilocks’ jobs report

US stocks gave up early gains to finish sharply lower Friday, with all three major benchmarks booking a third straight losing week, after “Goldilocks” August jobs data did little to alter the view that the Federal Reserve would press ahead with a large interest rate rise in late September. News reports that Russia’s Gazprom wouldn’t … Read more

Marathon Oil Corp. stock rises Monday, outperforms market

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO, +2.41% rallied 2.41% to $26.79 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.67% falling 0.67% to 4,030.61 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.57% falling 0.57% to 32,098.99. Marathon Oil Corp. closed $6.45 short of … Read more

Cannabis, crypto and meme stocks rally Monday as stock-market selloff continues

Investors found some succor in the latest rout in US stocks, but not necessarily in the places one might expect. While traditionally defensive sectors like utilities managed to retain gains in Monday’s session, some of the market’s other bright spots included more speculative assets like cannabis shares, meme stocks and cryptocurrencies. Cannabis stocks rally Cannabis … Read more

Marathon Oil Corp. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO, +0.78% inched 0.78% higher to $24.65 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -2.14% falling 2.14% to 4,137.99 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.91% falling 1.91% to 33,063.61. Marathon Oil Corp. closed $8.59 below … Read more

Marathon Oil Corp. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO, +5.08% rose 5.08% to $24.60 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.23% rising 0.23% to 4,283.74 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.06% rising 0.06% to 33,999.04. This was the stock’s second consecutive … Read more

Marathon Oil Corp. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO, +1.56% rose 1.56% to $23.41 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.72% falling 0.72% to 4,274.04 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% falling 0.50% to 33,980.32. The stock’s rise snapped a two-day losing … Read more

Marathon Oil Corp. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO, +0.28% inched 0.28% higher to $21.83 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.09% rising 0.09% to 32,832.54 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.12% falling 0.12% to 4,140.06. This was the stock’s second … Read more

Marathon Oil Corp. stock rises Friday, outperforms market

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp. MRO, +1.40% rose 1.40% to $21.77 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.23% rising 0.23% to 32,803.47 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.16% falling 0.16% to 4,145.19. The stock’s rise snapped a four-day … Read more