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Is MPLX LP(NYSE: MPLX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/26/2012. MPLX LP is in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for MPLX LP, is 1100.23, and so far today it has a volume of 338120. Performance year to date since the 10/26/2012 is -13.32%.

To help you determine whether MPLX LP is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 68.04 and forward P/E is 26.83. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MPLX LP has a value for PEG of 2.52. P/S ratio is 9.99 and the P/B ratio is 1.08. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2932.13 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price MPLX LP is trading at, 33.03 (0.09% today), MPLX LP has a dividend yield of 6.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 386.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 24.62% after growing -34.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -162.90%, and 203.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 355.41, and the number of shares float is 223.92. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 70.70%. The float short is 2.49%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.07. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.50%, and also a return on investment of 1.40%.

The ability for MPLX LP, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.51 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, MPLX LP has a gross margin of 57.40%, with its operating margin at 15.50%, and MPLX LP has a profit margin of -3.50%.

The 52 week high is -39.37%, with 105.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.07% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.37%.

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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