Comparing Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) & Wholehealth Products (NYSE:GWPC)

Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) and Wholehealth Products (OTCMKTS:GWPC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Murphy Oil and Wholehealth Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Murphy Oil 47.16% 3.21% 1.44%
Wholehealth Products N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Murphy Oil and Wholehealth Products, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Murphy Oil 1 9 5 0 2.27
Wholehealth Products 0 0 0 0 N/A

Murphy Oil presently has a consensus price target of $30.86, suggesting a potential upside of 24.62%.

Risk and Volatility

Murphy Oil has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wholehealth Products has a beta of -81.43, meaning that its share price is 8,243% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Murphy Oil and Wholehealth Products’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Murphy Oil $2.57 billion 1.51 $411.09 million $1.26 19.65
Wholehealth Products N/A N/A -$2.91 million N/A N/A

Murphy Oil has higher revenue and earnings than Wholehealth Products.

Dividends

Murphy Oil pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Wholehealth Products does not pay a dividend. Murphy Oil pays out 79.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.0% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.5% of Murphy Oil shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Murphy Oil beats Wholehealth Products on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Murphy Oil

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, 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. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

About Wholehealth Products

Wholehealth Products, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of in vitro diagnostic tests for over-the-counter and point-of-care use markets. It produces and markets diagnostic test kits for consumer use and for health professionals. The company was founded on February 21, 2006 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

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