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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: MPLX LP, MPLX

MPLX LP, MPLX is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Pipelines in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, MPLX LP, MPLX  has a market cap of 11458.54. Since its IPO date on the 10/26/2012, MPLX LP, MPLX performance year to date is -11.93%. Today MPLX LP, MPLX has gained 0.66%, with a current price of 33.75.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 386.20%. Return of assets are at -0.50%, with return on investment at 1.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, MPLX LP, MPLX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.51. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of -3.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 57.40%, and operating margin of 15.50%. MPLX LP ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year MPLX LP, MPLX has seen a EPS growth of -34.90%. A performance for the year of -36.97%. The 52-week high is -38.05%, and the 52-week low is 109.84%. The average volume for MPLX LP, MPLX is 539294.

With a target price of 37.69, can MPLX LP, MPLX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of MPLX LP, MPLX. MPLX LP has a P/E of 69.13 and a forward P/E of 27.11. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.56. MPLX LP also has a P/S and a P/B of 9.76 and 1.1 respectively. For P/cash, MPLX LP has a value of 2864.64, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 33.75, MPLX LP has a dividend yield of 6.02%. We see a return on equity of -0.80%.

Looking more long-term MPLX LP, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 27.02%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 25.33% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -34.90% for this year and for the last five years a -1.50% growth has been seen.

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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