Stocks Flashing Renewed Technical Strength: Murphy Oil

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY

Murphy Oil had its Relative Strength (RS) Rating upgraded from 80 to 83 Friday.

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Murphy Oil is trying to complete a consolidation with a 26.07 buy point. See if it can break out in volume at least 40% above average.

The company saw both earnings and sales growth rise last quarter. Earnings-per-share increased from 0% to 183%. Revenue rose from -62% to 160%.

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


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