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Is Marathon Petroleum Corporation(NYSE: MPC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/24/2011. Marathon Petroleum Corporation is in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, is 6201.27, and so far today it has a volume of 5240200. Performance year to date since the 6/24/2011 is -28.32%.

To help you determine whether Marathon Petroleum Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 9.99 and forward P/E is 9.37. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a value for PEG of 52.84. P/S ratio is 0.28 and the P/B ratio is 1.49. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 62.59 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Marathon Petroleum Corporation is trading at, 36.44 (0.11% today), Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.51%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 27.83% after growing 19.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -99.90%, and -25.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 529, and the number of shares float is 524.56. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 80.80%. The float short is 1.58%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.34. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 12.60%.

The ability for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.88 and total debt/equity is 0.9. In terms of margins, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 11.10%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -38.06%, with 27.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is -12.80%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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