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MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11084.27. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for MPLX LP is 32.13 (with a change from open of -1.26%), this in conjunction with a target price of 37.5. Volume today has so far reached 290718, with an average volume of about 1070.75. The GAP for this stock, is 0.71%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 29.03. The current EPS for MPLX LP, is -0.17, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -34.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -13.82%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for MPLX LP, EPS is looking like it will grow 297.50% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 28.50%. Quarter over quarter is -120.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 281.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -1.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 72.10%. Shares outstanding is 343.06, while shares float is at a value of 223.29. Float short for MPLX LP is 3.00% and the short ratio is 6.26.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.6, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 53.90% and their operating margin is 12.60%. The profit margin is -7.70%.

MPLX LP has seen returns on assets of -1.00%, and on investment, 1.40%. Return on equity is -1.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.97, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.19 and Price/cash is 316.69, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -2.46% and 6.46% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -26.13% and the 52 week low is 102.88%.

MPLX LP has a dividend yield of 6.31%, with a current price of 32.13. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Pipelines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. MPLX LP is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry means that MPLX LP has seen performance for the past week of -1.88%, with performance for the month coming to -2.06%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.15%, and for the half year the performance is -20.60%. Volatility for this week is 2.14% and for the month this is 2.40%.

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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