• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $53.33
  • Forecasted Upside: 24.64 %
  • Number of Analysts: 9
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 5 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$42.79
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Analyst Price Target for MUR

Analyst Price Target is $53.33
▲ +24.64% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 9 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Murphy Oil in the last 3 months. The average price target is $53.33, with a high forecast of $73.00 and a low forecast of $38.00. The average price target represents a 24.64% upside from the last price of $42.79.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 9 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Murphy Oil. This rating has held steady since June 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 5 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
6/15/2021
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9/13/2021
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12/12/2021
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3/12/2022
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6/10/2022
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9/8/2022
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11/7/2022
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12/7/2022

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
12/5/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$56.00N/A
11/23/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetNeutral$44.00 ➝ $50.00Low
11/17/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$62.00 ➝ $68.00Low
11/4/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$45.00 ➝ $48.00Low
10/24/2022MizuhoBoost TargetBuy$51.00 ➝ $53.00Low
10/19/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetNeutral$38.00 ➝ $44.00Low
10/19/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$49.00 ➝ $48.00Low
10/19/2022Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$46.00Low
10/18/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$46.00 ➝ $62.00Low
9/15/2022Truist FinancialBoost TargetBuy$61.00 ➝ $73.00Low
8/22/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetNeutral$34.00 ➝ $38.00Low
7/22/2022Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$49.00 ➝ $47.00Low
7/20/2022MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$38.00Low
7/19/2022MizuhoLower TargetBuy$59.00 ➝ $51.00Low
7/5/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetNeutral$45.00 ➝ $34.00N/A
6/6/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$53.00 ➝ $49.00Medium
5/31/2022MizuhoBoost TargetBuy$58.00 ➝ $59.00High
5/18/2022Piper SandlerLower TargetNA$49.00Medium
5/5/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$51.00High
4/22/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$35.00 ➝ $53.00High
4/21/2022Truist FinancialBoost Target$41.00 ➝ $60.00High
4/7/2022Piper SandlerUpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$38.00 ➝ $54.00Low
3/31/2022MizuhoBoost TargetBuy$42.00 ➝ $58.00High
3/11/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$30.00 ➝ $38.00Low
3/10/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetNeutral$32.00 ➝ $38.00Medium
2/11/2022MizuhoUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$33.00 ➝ $42.00High
1/25/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$33.00 ➝ $35.00High
1/14/2022Truist FinancialBoost Target$40.00 ➝ $43.00High
1/5/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal WeightHigh
1/3/2022MizuhoLower Target$34.00 ➝ $33.00High
12/7/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$29.00 ➝ $37.00High
11/10/2021MKM PartnersBoost TargetBuy$34.00 ➝ $37.00High
10/26/2021MizuhoBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Neutral$28.00 ➝ $34.00Medium
10/21/2021Piper SandlerBoost TargetReduce ➝ Neutral$22.00 ➝ $29.00High
10/7/2021Truist FinancialBoost TargetBuy$37.00 ➝ $40.00Low
10/6/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$28.00 ➝ $32.00Low
7/15/2021MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$24.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
7/1/2021Truist FinancialBoost TargetBuy$24.00 ➝ $36.00Low
6/18/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $28.00Low
5/19/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $21.00High
5/17/2021MizuhoBoost TargetNeutral$21.00 ➝ $24.00High
4/20/2021MizuhoLower TargetNeutral$22.00 ➝ $21.00High
4/19/2021Truist FinancialBoost Target$17.00 ➝ $21.00High
4/15/2021ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Sector Outperform$16.00 ➝ $20.00Low
3/11/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$14.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
1/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$16.00 ➝ $15.00High
1/21/2021KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$16.00 ➝ $17.00High
1/14/2021ScotiabankUpgradeSector Underperform ➝ Sector Perform$11.00 ➝ $16.00Medium
1/14/2021KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$15.00 ➝ $16.00High
1/7/2021KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$13.00 ➝ $15.00N/A
12/15/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$11.00Medium
12/11/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$14.00Medium
11/19/2020ScotiabankLower TargetUnderperform$13.00 ➝ $11.00High
11/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$15.00 ➝ $10.00Low
10/20/2020KeyCorpLower TargetOverweight$20.00 ➝ $13.00Low
9/24/2020ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Perform ➝ Sector UnderperformLow
9/23/2020ScotiabankDowngradeSector Perform ➝ Sector Underperform$13.00Low
9/14/2020MKM PartnersUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$15.00 ➝ $14.00Low
9/1/2020Truist FinancialInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00Low
8/26/2020Johnson RiceInitiated CoverageBuyHigh
8/21/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$10.00 ➝ $12.00Medium
8/13/2020Piper SandlerBoost TargetNeutral$12.00 ➝ $15.00Medium
8/4/2020Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageHold$15.00High
7/15/2020Wolfe ResearchDowngradePeer Perform ➝ Underperform$11.00 ➝ $10.00Medium
7/13/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetSector Perform$9.00 ➝ $14.00Medium
7/8/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$9.00 ➝ $10.00Medium
6/29/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$5.50 ➝ $15.00Medium
6/22/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$13.50 ➝ $14.50Medium
6/19/2020MizuhoUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$8.00 ➝ $16.00High
6/11/2020KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$16.00 ➝ $20.00Low
6/8/2020MKM PartnersDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$16.00High
5/21/2020MizuhoBoost TargetUnderperform$5.00 ➝ $8.00Low
5/19/2020Piper SandlerBoost TargetNeutral$4.00 ➝ $6.00Medium
5/19/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight$8.00 ➝ $9.00High
5/8/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$10.00High
5/7/2020CfraLower TargetBuy$25.00 ➝ $13.00Low
4/28/2020BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$9.00Low
4/3/2020MizuhoDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$5.00High
4/3/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuy$11.00 ➝ $10.00High
3/31/2020UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$27.00 ➝ $5.50High
3/26/2020KeyCorpLower TargetOverweight$20.00 ➝ $16.00High
3/25/2020Piper SandlerLower Target$34.00 ➝ $3.00High
3/20/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$24.00 ➝ $11.00High
3/16/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetUnderweight$23.00 ➝ $8.00High
1/31/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetEqual Weight$26.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
1/23/2020KeyCorpBoost TargetOverweight$24.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
11/13/2019Howard WeilDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector PerformMedium
11/12/2019ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformMedium
10/1/2019UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$29.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
9/30/2019BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$27.00Low
9/9/2019KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight$24.00High
9/6/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetMarket Perform$28.00 ➝ $23.00Low
8/16/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet TargetHold$38.00Low
8/12/2019MKM PartnersSet TargetBuy$38.00Low
8/9/2019Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$30.00 ➝ $25.00Medium
7/23/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00Low
7/12/2019Morgan StanleyLower TargetUnderweight$24.00 ➝ $22.00Low
7/10/2019Capital One FinancialInitiated CoverageOverweight$37.00High
6/24/2019Morgan StanleySet TargetSell$24.00Low
5/30/2019Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageIn-Line$30.00High
5/17/2019StephensSet TargetHold$40.00Low
5/16/2019Morgan StanleySet TargetSell$27.00Low
4/12/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$29.00 ➝ $31.50High
3/22/2019Morgan StanleySet TargetSell$23.00Low
2/14/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet TargetHold$31.00High
1/29/2019Morgan StanleySet TargetSell$19.00Medium
1/11/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$32.00Medium
1/9/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$29.00Low
12/10/2018Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market PerformMedium
12/7/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set TargetHold$39.00Low
12/6/2018StephensInitiated CoverageEqual ➝ Equal Weight$38.00Medium
12/5/2018MKM PartnersInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$44.00Medium
12/3/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet TargetHold$36.00Medium
11/20/2018Morgan StanleyLower TargetUnderweight ➝ Sell$30.00 ➝ $27.00Low
11/9/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet TargetHold$36.00N/A
10/24/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$43.00Medium
10/19/2018MizuhoUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$41.00Low
10/12/2018Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingSell$24.00 ➝ $30.00Medium
10/11/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$37.00 ➝ $39.00Medium
10/11/2018National Alliance SecuritiesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyHigh
9/28/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ NeutralHigh
8/20/2018KLR GroupReiterated RatingBuy$39.00Low
8/16/2018Morgan StanleyLower TargetUnderweight ➝ Sell$26.00 ➝ $24.00Low
8/10/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$36.00 ➝ $34.00High
7/23/2018MizuhoInitiated CoverageUnderperform$36.00Medium
7/12/2018Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageUnderweight$26.00Low
7/11/2018BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$34.00 ➝ $36.00Medium
3/29/2018Societe GeneraleUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
3/7/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$28.00High
2/2/2018BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$29.00 ➝ $34.00Medium
1/24/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetUnderweight ➝ Underweight$26.00 ➝ $33.00Low
1/22/2018StephensSet TargetBuy$37.00Low
1/18/2018CowenSet TargetHold$34.00Low
12/11/2017Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$30.00Low
(Data available from 12/7/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.35 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 2 very positive mentions
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5/11/2022
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6/10/2022
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7/10/2022
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8/9/2022
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9/8/2022
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10/8/2022
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11/7/2022
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12/7/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 8 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
Murphy Oil logo
Murphy Oil Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. The company was incorporated in 1950 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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Today's Range

Now: $42.79
Low: $42.21
High: $43.86

50 Day Range

MA: $45.43
Low: $35.03
High: $50.73

52 Week Range

Now: $42.79
Low: $23.50
High: $51.28

Volume

44,108 shs

Average Volume

1,255,376 shs

Market Capitalization

$6.65 billion

P/E Ratio

7.20

Dividend Yield

2.26%

Beta

2.43

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Murphy Oil?

The following Wall Street sell-side analysts have issued reports on Murphy Oil in the last twelve months: Jefferies Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho, MKM Partners, Morgan Stanley, Piper Sandler, StockNews.com, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Truist Financial Co., and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for Murphy Oil?

9 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Murphy Oil in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $53.33, suggesting a possible upside of 24.6%. Truist Financial Co. has the highest price target set, predicting MUR will reach $73.00 in the next twelve months. MKM Partners has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $38.00 for Murphy Oil in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Murphy Oil?

Murphy Oil currently has 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe MUR will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Murphy Oil.
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How do I contact Murphy Oil's investor relations team?

Murphy Oil's physical mailing address is 300 PEACH STREET P.O. BOX 7000, EL DORADO AR, 71731. The oil and gas producer's listed phone number is (281) 675-9000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Murphy Oil is www.murphyoilcorp.com. Learn More about contacing Murphy Oil investor relations.