Briefing From The Editor -- MPC Stock

Large-cap Energy company Marathon Petroleum has moved -0.5% so far today on a volume of 1,281,048, compared to its average of 4,107,653. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 1.4%

Marathon Petroleum trades -10.67% away from its average analyst target price of $133.47 per share. The 15 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $119 to $153, and on average have given Marathon Petroleum a rating of buy.

Below are some factors that could be affecting the stocks's performance and analyst recommendation:

  • Marathon Petroleum has moved 85.9% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -15.8%

  • Based on its trailing earning per share of 22.27, Marathon Petroleum has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • MPC has a forward P/E ratio of 7.7 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (Eps) is $15.55 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.21 -- a number near or below 1 signifying that Marathon Petroleum is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 2.1 compared to its sector average of 1.45

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated downstream energy company primarily in the United States. Based in Findlay, the company has 17,700 full time employees and a market cap of $55,876,104,192. Marathon Petroleum currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.1%.

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