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Is Marathon Petroleum Corporation(NYSE: MPC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/24/2011. Marathon Petroleum Corporation is in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, is 6002.02, and so far today it has a volume of 4800900. Performance year to date since the 6/24/2011 is -13.79%.

To help you determine whether Marathon Petroleum Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.02 and forward P/E is 12.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.36 and the P/B ratio is 1.7. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.97 and 20.28 respectively.

At the current price Marathon Petroleum Corporation is trading at, 43.45 (0.84% today), Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.31%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.62, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 46.22% after growing 19.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -52.50%, and -55.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 523.64, and the number of shares float is 523.5. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 82.40%. The float short is 1.82%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.59. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.90%, and also a return on investment of 12.60%.

The ability for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.82 and total debt/equity is 0.82. In terms of margins, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 11.40%, with its operating margin at 5.10%, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a profit margin of 3.00%.

The 52 week high is -25.50%, with 52.84% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.00% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.90%.

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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