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Watch for Shares of Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) to Approach Resistance at $19.79

By Amy Schwartz

Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE:MUR) has opened bullishly above the pivot of $19.27 today and has reached the first level of resistance at $19.55. Investors may be interested in a cross of the next upside pivot targets of $19.79 and $20.31.

Murphy Oil Corp share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $36.53 and a 52-week low of $17.04 and are now trading 13% above that low price at $19.30 per share. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 0.3% while the 50-day MA has declined 0.9%.

Murphy Oil Corp has overhead space with shares priced $19.30, or 41.6% below the average consensus analyst price target of $33.07. The stock should run into initial resistance at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $20.64 and subsequent resistance at its 200-day MA of $25.16.

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Ticker(s): MUR