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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)?

The company in question is, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) currently with a stock price of 38 (-1.58% today). The market cap for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 20424.69, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 46.9. Currently Marathon Petroleum Corporation is trading with a P/E of 10.58, and a forward P/E of 11.12. Average volume for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 6332.57 and so far today it is 3926164.

Performance in the last year for Marathon Petroleum Corporation has been -26.85%. For EPS growth, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen a growth of 19.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 33.24%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 43.20% over the last five years and could be -0.51% for the next five years. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -25.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -99.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.24%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -7.82%.

Since the IPO date for Marathon Petroleum Corporation on the 6/24/2011, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -24.05%. With Marathon Petroleum Corporation trading at 38, the dividend yield is 3.32%, and the EPS is 3.65.

So could Marathon Petroleum Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 10.58. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.3 and the P/B is at 1.58. The P/cash is 66.31, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.88, and total debt/equity at 0.9.

In terms of margins, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 11.10%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 12.60%.

Insider ownership for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 80.50%. Outstanding shares are at 529. While shares float is 524.55. The float short is currently 2.26%, and short ratio is 1.87.

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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