Stock Upgrades: Murphy Oil Shows Rising Relative Strength


The Relative Strength (RS) Rating for Murphy Oil entered a new percentile Wednesday, with a rise from 80 to 84.

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This exclusive rating from Investor's Business Daily identifies market leadership with a 1 (worst) to 99 (best) score. The rating shows how a stock's price performance over the last 52 weeks holds up against all the other stocks in our database.

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Murphy Oil is trying to complete a consolidation with a 26.07 entry. See if it can break out in heavy trade.

Top and bottom line growth moved higher in the company's most recent quarter. Earnings were up 183%, compared to 0% in the prior report. Revenue increased from -62% to 160%.

The company earns the No. 5 rank among its peers in the Oil & Gas-International Exploration & Production industry group. Murphy Oil and Occidental Petroleum are also among the group's highest-rated stocks.

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