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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX)?

The company in question is, MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) currently with a stock price of 33.17 (-0.27% today). The market cap for MPLX LP is 11820.94, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Pipelines industry. The target price for MPLX LP is 37.25. Currently MPLX LP is trading with a P/E of 68.58, and a forward P/E of 27.04. Average volume for MPLX LP is 1086.1 and so far today it is 289910.

Performance in the last year for MPLX LP has been -33.29%. For EPS growth, MPLX LP has seen a growth of -34.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 24.62%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -1.50% over the last five years and could be 27.02% for the next five years. MPLX LP has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 203.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -162.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.12%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.94%.

Since the IPO date for MPLX LP on the 10/26/2012, MPLX LP has seen performance year to date to be -12.64%. With MPLX LP trading at 33.17, the dividend yield is 6.07%, and the EPS is 0.49.

So could MPLX LP, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 68.58. The PEG is 2.54, P/S is 10.06 and the P/B is at 1.09. The P/cash is 2955.23, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

MPLX LP ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.4, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.51, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, MPLX LP has a gross margin of 57.40%, an operating margin of 15.50% and a profit margin of -3.50%.Payout ratio for MPLX LP is 386.20%. Return on assets come to -0.50% with return on investment coming to 1.40%.

Insider ownership for MPLX LP, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 70.70%. Outstanding shares are at 355.41. While shares float is 223.92. The float short is currently 2.49%, and short ratio is 5.14.

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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