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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)?

The company in question is, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) currently with a stock price of 42.69 (-1.50% today). The market cap for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 23573.06, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 48.53. Currently Marathon Petroleum Corporation is trading with a P/E of 11.99, and a forward P/E of 12.7. Average volume for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 5992.23 and so far today it is 303247.

Performance in the last year for Marathon Petroleum Corporation has been -6.32%. For EPS growth, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen a growth of 19.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 46.48%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 43.20% over the last five years and could be -4.55% for the next five years. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -55.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -52.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.04%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.47%.

Since the IPO date for Marathon Petroleum Corporation on the 6/24/2011, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -14.01%. With Marathon Petroleum Corporation trading at 42.69, the dividend yield is 3.32%, and the EPS is 3.62.

So could Marathon Petroleum Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.99. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.37 and the P/B is at 1.7. The P/cash is 13.44, with P/free cash flow at 21.01.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.82, and total debt/equity at 0.82.

In terms of margins, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 11.40%, an operating margin of 5.10% and a profit margin of 3.00%.Payout ratio for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 35.20%. Return on assets come to 4.90% with return on investment coming to 12.60%.

Insider ownership for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 82.40%. Outstanding shares are at 543.91. While shares float is 523.5. The float short is currently 1.82%, and short ratio is 1.59.

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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