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Present Movement: Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC)


Marathon Petroleum trades as part of the energy sector and trades as part of the oil and gas refining and marketing industry. The company CEO is Gary R. Heminger. Marathon Petroleum is engaged in the oil and gas sector. The company is engaged in refining, marketing, retail and transportation of petroleum products in the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MPC stock showed a previous change of -1.54% with an open at 78.94 and a close of 77.77. It reached an intraday high of 78.94 and a low of 76.84.

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The stock has a market cap of $35.6b with 457.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 455.4m shares. Trading volume reached 5,249,512 shares compared to its average volume of 7,256,897 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Marathon Petroleum shares returned -3.19% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.43%. Over three months, it changed 12.93%. In one year it has changed 46.65% and within that year its 52-week high was 83.33 and its 52-week low was 49.30. MPC stock is 57.75% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 65.89 and a 50 day moving average of 77.14. Currently MPC stock is trading 18.03% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.73 that ended on 2017-12-31, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.56. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.14. The TTM EPS is 3.93, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.79. Historically, the PE high was 32.20 and the PE low was 5.30. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 20.83, which is a decrease of -73.22%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  0.08
12-31-2017:  1.05
09-30-2017:  1.77
06-30-2017:  1.03

The dividend per share is currently 1.84, which is a dividend yield of 2.33%. Also, the payout ratio is 46.82%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 73.37, which means it may be overvalued by -6.00%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 71.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 17,850,844, which is 3.90% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.61. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.29

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 22.83%, return on assets is 6.65%, profit margin is 5.05%, price-to-sales is 0.47 and price-to-book is 2.41.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.


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