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How to buy Marathon Petroleum stock

Learn how to easily invest in Marathon Petroleum stock.

Marathon Petroleum Corp is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Marathon Petroleum shares (MPC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Marathon Petroleum employs 17,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Marathon Petroleum stock price (NYSE: MPC)

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Marathon Petroleum shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-04.
Latest market close$84.48
52-week range$48.60 - $114.35
50-day moving average $95.02
200-day moving average $76.87
Wall St. target price$119.21
PE ratio 19.9245
Dividend yield $2.32 (2.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.24

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Marathon Petroleum price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $84.48 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) -4.75%
1 month (2022-06-01) N/A
3 months (2022-04-04) -0.69%
6 months (2022-01-01) N/A
1 year (2021-07-02) 38.33%
2 years (2020-07-02) 134.21%
3 years (2019-07-05) 53.96%
5 years (2017-07-03) 59.10%

Is Marathon Petroleum stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Marathon Petroleum stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marathon Petroleum's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Marathon Petroleum's P/E ratio

Marathon Petroleum's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Marathon Petroleum shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Marathon Petroleum's PEG ratio

Marathon Petroleum's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2971. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marathon Petroleum's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marathon Petroleum's EBITDA

Marathon Petroleum's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marathon Petroleum's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Marathon Petroleum financials

Revenue TTM $135.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.86%
Gross profit TTM $10.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.69%
Return on equity TTM 12.82%
Profit margin 7.96%
Book value $43.99
Market capitalisation $45.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Marathon Petroleum's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Marathon Petroleum.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Marathon Petroleum's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Marathon Petroleum's overall score of 26.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 51st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Marathon Petroleum is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Marathon Petroleum's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.08/100

Marathon Petroleum's environmental score of 13.08 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Petroleum is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marathon Petroleum's social score

Social score: 7.62/100

Marathon Petroleum's social score of 7.62 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Petroleum is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Marathon Petroleum's governance score

Governance score: 5.51/100

Marathon Petroleum's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Marathon Petroleum is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marathon Petroleum's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Marathon Petroleum scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Marathon Petroleum hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Marathon Petroleum Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.2
Total ESG percentile 51.4
Environmental score 13.08
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 7.62
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 5.51
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 3

Marathon Petroleum share dividends

55%

Dividend payout ratio: 55.37% of net profits

Recently Marathon Petroleum has paid out, on average, around 55.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marathon Petroleum shareholders could enjoy a 2.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marathon Petroleum's case, that would currently equate to about $2.32 per share.

Marathon Petroleum's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Marathon Petroleum's most recent dividend payout was on 9 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Marathon Petroleum's shares ever split?

Marathon Petroleum's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marathon Petroleum shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marathon Petroleum shares which in turn could have impacted Marathon Petroleum's share price.

Marathon Petroleum share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marathon Petroleum's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.6007 up to $114.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MPC.US volatility(beta: 1.76)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Marathon Petroleum's is 1.755. This would suggest that Marathon Petroleum's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Marathon Petroleum overview

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated downstream energy company primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Refining & Marketing, and Midstream. The Refining & Marketing segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks at its refineries in the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, and West Coast regions of the United States; and purchases refined products and ethanol for resale. Its refined products include transportation fuels, such as reformulated gasolines and blend-grade gasolines; heavy fuel oil; and asphalt. This segment also manufactures aromatics, propane, propylene, and sulfur. It sells refined products to wholesale marketing customers in the United States and internationally, buyers on the spot market, and independent entrepreneurs who operate primarily Marathon branded outlets, as well as through long-term fuel supply contracts to direct dealer locations primarily under the ARCO brand. The Midstream segment transports, stores, distributes, and markets crude oil and refined products through refining logistics assets, pipelines, terminals, towboats, and barges; gathers, processes, and transports natural gas; and gathers, transports, fractionates, stores, and markets natural gas liquids.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Marathon Petroleum is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.297% of Marathon Petroleum shares are held by insiders and 79.755% by institutions.
How many people work for Marathon Petroleum?
Latest data suggests 17,700 work at Marathon Petroleum.
When does the fiscal year end for Marathon Petroleum?
Marathon Petroleum's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Marathon Petroleum based?
Marathon Petroleum's address is: 539 South Main Street, Findlay, OH, United States, 45840-3229
What is Marathon Petroleum's ISIN number?
Marathon Petroleum's international securities identification number is: US56585A1025
What is Marathon Petroleum's CUSIP number?
Marathon Petroleum's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 56585A102

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