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Morning Eye-Catchers: MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX)

With a market cap of 13.68 B, MPLX LP has a large market cap size. MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/26/2012. MPLX LP is in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for MPLX LP, is 1702.12, and so far today it has a volume of 3691. Performance year to date since the 10/26/2012 is 0.64%.

To help you determine whether MPLX LP is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 75.09 and forward P/E is 22.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MPLX LP has a value for PEG of 9.69. P/S ratio is 4.77 and the P/B ratio is 1.29. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 51.6 and 78.14 respectively.

At the current price MPLX LP is trading at, 34.87 (0.09% today), MPLX LP has a dividend yield of 6.20%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 424.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.46, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 65.82% after growing -99.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 159.50%, and 37.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 392.51, and the number of shares float is 212.27. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 83.60%. The float short is 6.51%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.12. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.00%, and also a return on investment of 3.30%.

The ability for MPLX LP, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.78 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, MPLX LP has a gross margin of 55.50%, with its operating margin at 26.00%, and MPLX LP has a profit margin of 6.00%.

The 52 week high is -11.56%, with 15.89% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.65% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.89%.

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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