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Is It Splitsville for Marathon Oil?

Breaking up may be hard to do, but it’s often best for both parties involved.

Case in point: Marathon Oil. Marathon operates both an exploration and production business and a refinery. Together, Wall Street values them at $29 a share. But the way Cramer sees it the latter segment is worth $20 to $24 alone. And the exploration and production? Between $49 and $73.

Well, Marathon, which reported a better-than-expected quarter Thursday, is considering the split. So Cramer wants investors to consider buying this stock. Even if management doesn’t follow through, the stock has taken such a beating that Marathon could get swallowed up by another company.

Watch the video for a full breakdown of Marathon’s two businesses.




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