Media coverage about Murchison Minerals (NYSE:MUR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Murchison Minerals earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.7669056660556 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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MUR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Cowen and Company set a $30.00 target price on shares of Murchison Minerals and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Murchison Minerals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Murchison Minerals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $31.00 target price on shares of Murchison Minerals in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Murchison Minerals and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Murchison Minerals currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$30.27.

Shares of Murchison Minerals (MUR) opened at C$29.14 on Friday. Murchison Minerals has a 12 month low of C$22.21 and a 12 month high of C$35.19.

Murchison Minerals (NYSE:MUR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported C($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of C($0.14) by C$0.11. The company had revenue of C$498.31 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$460.17 million. Murchison Minerals had a negative net margin of 3.86% and a negative return on equity of 1.40%. Murchison Minerals’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.18) EPS.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th.

In other Murchison Minerals news, Director Robert Madison Murphy sold 6,325 shares of Murchison Minerals stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$28.55, for a total value of C$180,578.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 76,000 shares of company stock valued at $17,750.

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Murchison Minerals Company Profile

Murphy Oil Corporation (Murphy) 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. Its exploration and production activities are subdivided into four geographic segments: the United States, Canada, Malaysia and all other countries.

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