Marathon Patent Group (MARA) stock: expect another pop?

4:52 am ET, 27 Aug 2018

Marathon Patent Group (MARA) shares are trading at $0.88.  The stock has been quite lately.  However, swing traders are wondering whether it is time for another price surge?

This company that acquires and monetizes patents exhibits extreme volatility.  Most recently, the stock price popped on July 24 to $1.42 from $0.83 earlier in the month of July.  

The company's customers range from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies, and it monetizes of its patent portfolio by licensing it to individual companies or parties. Marathon owns over 500 patents; however, its market cap is a meager $19M. 

A week ago, Marathon announced it received a formal notification from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating the company had regained compliance for continued listing on NASDAQ. Hence Marathon's common shares will continue to trade on NASDAQ.

What is the sentiment towards the MARA stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is negative;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending negative;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending positive. 

Over the last month, Marathon Patent Group (MARA) returned +8.68%. 

Marathon Patent Group (MARA) short share of float is 15.92%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

For the latest price and information on Marathon Patent Group, please visit Finstead and search for "MARA price" or "MARA news".

Marathon Patent Group (MARA): Where Is The Stock Headed?

2:52 pm ET, 17 Apr 2018

The Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA) stock is up by 2% today.  What do you need to know about this company and the recent developments?

Marathon is a patent company—it obtains patents and patent rights from individual owners or other ventures. It monetizes its portfolio of patents and patent rights by licensing them to third parties.

Marathon Patent Group took the Wall Street by surprise by growing its revenue 525% vs. the previous quarter.  The revenue totaled $500,000.  

This MARA stock is ahead of its 52-week low with 200%.  But it’s an extremely volatile play.  The stock Beta is 2.08—this means the is stock is 2x more volatile than S&P 500.  Its last month’s stock volatility was 13%.  

The company has the market cap of about $20M.  Marathon an ideal target for speculators, who are looking for huge wins (or potential exposure to huge losses).  

Per Finstead Research, the MARA stock has a high short share of float compared to the industry and sector averages. This indicates potential high volatility in the upcoming days.

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) Stock Guide

Updated at: 7:12 am ET, 17 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for MARA stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "MARA quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on MARA stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "MARA". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "MARA news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA)? Interested in getting the full scoop on MARA, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this MARA stock guide, we'll address key questions about MARA, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are MARA earnings?
2. MARA buy or sell? What is MARA Finny Score?
3. What are the reasons to buy MARA? Why should I buy MARA stock?
4. What are the reasons to sell MARA? Why should I sell MARA stock?
5. What are MARA key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are MARA earnings?

MARA trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$0.53.

Analysis

2. MARA buy or sell? What is MARA Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:17}Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 5 reasons to sell MARA, resulting in Finny Score of 17.

3. What are the reasons to buy MARA? Why should I buy MARA stock?

Here are the reasons to buy MARA stock:

  • MARA cash to debt ratio is 22.88, higher than the average industry (0.12) and sector (0.12) cash to debt ratio. See MARA cash to debt chart.

4. What are the reasons to sell MARA? Why should I sell MARA stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell MARA stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • MARA quarterly revenue growth was -19.60%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.94% and 1.01%, respectively). See MARA revenue growth chart.
  • MARA profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -5951.90 percentage points. See MARA profitability chart.
  • MARA Price/Sales ratio is 55.91, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See MARA forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • MARA short share of float is 12.99%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MARA short share of float chart.
  • MARA Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 50.74, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See MARA Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

5. What are MARA key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for MARA:

Metrics MARA
Price $1.92
Average Price Target / Upside N/A
Average Analyst Rating N/A
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Business Services
Sector Industrials
Number of Employees 3
Market Cap $82.61M
Forward P/E Ratio 12.85
Price/Book Ratio 55.91
Revenue (TTM) $1.48M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -19.60%
Profit Margin 0.00%

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