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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC  has a market cap of 22504.37. Since its IPO date on the 6/24/2011, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC performance year to date is -15.66%. Today Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC has gained -0.40%, with a current price of 42.51.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 35.20%. Return of assets are at 4.90%, with return on investment at 12.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.82. While Total debt/equity is 0.82. With a profit margin of 3.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 11.40%, and operating margin of 5.10%. Marathon Petroleum Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC has seen a EPS growth of 19.70%. A performance for the year of -4.50%. The 52-week high is -27.11%, and the 52-week low is 49.54%. The average volume for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC is 3336000.

With a target price of 48.28, can Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPC. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a P/E of 11.76 and a forward P/E of 12.67. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Marathon Petroleum Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.35 and 1.66 respectively. For P/cash, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a value of 12.83, while it is 20.06 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 42.51, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.39%. We see a return on equity of 14.90%.

Looking more long-term Marathon Petroleum Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -4.55%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 44.07% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 19.70% for this year and for the last five years a 43.20% growth has been seen.

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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