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Is MPLX LP(NYSE: MPLX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of 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 1157.1, and so far today it has a volume of 17108. Performance year to date since the 10/26/2012 is -11.49%.

To help you determine whether MPLX LP is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 29.73. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MPLX LP has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 7.16 and the P/B ratio is 1.22. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 325.58 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price MPLX LP is trading at, 33.58 (1.20% today), MPLX LP has a dividend yield of 6.15%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.17, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 807.32% after growing -34.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -120.10%, and 281.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 343.44, and the number of shares float is 223.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 71.40%. The float short is 2.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.15. Management has seen a return on assets of -1.00%, and also a return on investment of 1.40%.

The ability for MPLX LP, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.6 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, MPLX LP has a gross margin of 53.90%, with its operating margin at 12.60%, and MPLX LP has a profit margin of -7.70%.

The 52 week high is -31.07%, with 112.04% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.11% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.03%.

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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