| Marathon Oil is an independent exploration and production company focused on U.S. resource plays: Eagle Ford, Bakken, Sooner Trend (oil field), Anadarko (basin), Canadian (and) Kingfisher (counties) and South Central Oklahoma Oil Province in Oklahoma and Northern Delaware in New Mexico. Co.'s segments are: United States, which explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas in the U.S.; and International, which produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas outside of the U.S. as well as produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol, in Equatorial Guinea. The MRO YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the MRO YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether MRO YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the MRO YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.