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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 37.51 (1.02% today). The market cap for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 20124.83, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 48.27. Currently Marathon Petroleum Corporation is trading with a P/E of 10.18, and a forward P/E of 10.18. Average volume for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 6247.25 and so far today it is 2053948.

Performance in the last year for Marathon Petroleum Corporation has been -32.88%. For EPS growth, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen a growth of 19.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 33.39%. 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 4.34%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -9.39%.

Since the IPO date for Marathon Petroleum Corporation on the 6/24/2011, Marathon Petroleum Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -26.97%. With Marathon Petroleum Corporation trading at 37.51, the dividend yield is 3.45%, and the EPS is 3.65.

So could Marathon Petroleum Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 10.18. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.3 and the P/B is at 1.52. The P/cash is 65.34, 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 80.70%. Outstanding shares are at 542.01. While shares float is 524.55. The float short is currently 2.26%, and short ratio is 1.9.

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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