Is the Window Closing for Investors to Buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)?

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation kicked off the trading day on 10/10/19 with a price increase of 2.26%, equivalent to $1.37 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, MPC had a 52-week range of $43.96 to $85.06. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $61.93 after starting the trading session at $60.80. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $52.72, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $56.89.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $4439613, but has maintained average daily volume of $6.13M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $6.64 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $6.99 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $662.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $651.42 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $41.00 billion.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.10%, in contrast to 79.50% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Jun 11 this organization’s Director bought 12,500 at the rate of 48.14, making the entire transaction hit 601,750 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 27,500. Preceding that transaction, on May 15 Company’s Pres., Refining, Mktg & Supply bought 5,000 at a price of 50.74, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 253,697. This particular insider is now the holder of 5,000 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s stock, Institutional holders make up 79.50% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 662.00M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, The Vanguard Group, Inc. owns 53,300,239 shares, with SSgA Funds Management, Inc. in 2nd place owning 32,807,564 shares and BlackRock Fund Advisors in third place with total ownership of 30,219,818 shares.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2019, the organization reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $1.32) by $0.41.

This company achieved a net margin of 2.38 while generating a return on equity of 10.44. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.98 per share during the current fiscal year.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 40.20%, and is forecasted to reach 7.34 in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 11.90% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 9.70% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.60. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 1.67. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $13.42, and its Beta score is 1.70.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.35 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 17.13. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 1.20, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 1.88.

In the same vein, MPC’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at 4.61, a figure that is expected to reach 1.46 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 7.34 at the market close of one year from today’s date.