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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 6325.96, and so far today it has a volume of 4152256. Performance year to date since the 6/24/2011 is -22.52%.

To help you determine whether Marathon Petroleum Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 10.79 and forward P/E is 11.48. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.3 and the P/B ratio is 1.58. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Marathon Petroleum Corporation is trading at, 38.76 (-1.60% today), Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.25%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 41.37% after growing 19.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -67.80%, and -71.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 513.42, and the number of shares float is 513.42. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 79.60%. The float short is 2.64%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.14. 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 *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 11.10%, with its operating margin at 4.80%, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a profit margin of 2.90%.

The 52 week high is -34.12%, with 35.17% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.94% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.65%.

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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