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Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 22546.33. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 42.64 (with a change from open of 1.04%), this in conjunction with a target price of 49.09. Volume today has so far reached 5283400, with an average volume of about 5684.53. The GAP for this stock, is 0.84%.

The P/E ratio is 11.79, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.45. The current EPS for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, is 3.62, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 19.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -15.40%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 42.85% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -4.55%. Quarter over quarter is -52.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -55.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 43.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 82.40%. Shares outstanding is 528.76, while shares float is at a value of 523.5. Float short for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 1.86% and the short ratio is 1.71.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.82, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.82. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 11.40% and their operating margin is 5.10%. The profit margin is 3.00%.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen returns on assets of 4.90%, and on investment, 12.60%. Return on equity is 14.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.35, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.67 and Price/cash is 12.85, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 20.09.

The simple moving averages are 3.56% and 10.11% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -26.89% and the 52 week low is 49.99%.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.38%, with a current price of 42.64. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 35.20%. This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Marathon Petroleum Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry means that Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -1.32%, with performance for the month coming to 0.83%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 15.44%, and for the half year the performance is -3.12%. Volatility for this week is 3.06% and for the month this is 2.91%.

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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