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How to buy MPLX stock | $31.12

Learn how to easily invest in MPLX stock.

MPLX LP is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. MPLX shares (MPLX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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MPLX stock price (NYSE: MPLX)

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MPLX shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$31.12
52-week range$14.67 - $30.63
50-day moving average $28.56
200-day moving average $28.21
Wall St. target price$33.12
PE ratio 11.511
Dividend yield $2.75 (9.36%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.58

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Is it a good time to buy MPLX stock?

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MPLX price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.12 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-06) N/A
1 month (2021-09-17) 8.66%
3 months (2021-07-16) 13.49%
6 months (2021-04-16) 16.95%
1 year (2020-10-16) 83.38%
2 years (2019-10-17) 16.34%
3 years (2018-10-17) 34.79
5 years (2016-10-17) 31.36

Is MPLX under- or over-valued?

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

MPLX's P/E ratio

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

MPLX's PEG ratio

MPLX's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.016. 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 MPLX's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


MPLX's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.9 billion.

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

MPLX financials

Revenue TTM $8.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.26%
Gross profit TTM $5.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.02%
Return on equity TTM 20.27%
Profit margin 31.35%
Book value $11.63
Market capitalisation $30.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MPLX shares

There are currently 18.8 million MPLX shares held short by investors – that's known as MPLX's "short interest". This figure is 6.9% down from 20.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting MPLX shares can be evaluated.

MPLX's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MPLX's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MPLX shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MPLX shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). MPLX's SIR currently stands at 11.37. In other words for every 100,000 MPLX shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11370 shares are currently held short.

However MPLX's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MPLX shares, or, against the total number of tradable MPLX shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MPLX's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MPLX shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0502% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MPLX shares, roughly 50 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against MPLX.

Find out more about how you can short MPLX stock.

MPLX share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.05% of net profits

Recently MPLX has paid out, on average, around 1.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MPLX shareholders could enjoy a 9.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MPLX's case, that would currently equate to about $2.75 per share.

While MPLX's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that MPLX is investing more in its future growth.

MPLX's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

MPLX share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MPLX's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.6714 up to $30.6341. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MPLX.US volatility(beta: 1.82)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 MPLX's is 1.8238. This would suggest that MPLX's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MPLX overview

MPLX LP owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Logistics and Storage, and Gathering and Processing. The company is involved in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas; gathering, transportation, fractionation, exchange, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; transportation, storage, distribution, and marketing of crude oil and refined petroleum products, as well as other hydrocarbon-based products; and sale of residue gas and condensate. Its pipeline network located throughout the United States and Alaska; storage caverns consist of butane, propane, and liquefied petroleum gas storage with locations in Neal in West Virginia, Woodhaven in Michigan, Robinson in Illinois, and Jal in New Mexico; and marine business owns and operates boats and barges, including third-party chartered equipment, as well as a marine repair facility located on the Ohio River. The company also transports light products, heavy oils, crude oil, renewable fuels, chemicals, and feedstocks in the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions. In addition, its refining logistics assets operates 619 tanks with a storage capacity of approximately 56 million barrels; and 32 rail and truck racks, 18 docks, and gasoline blenders. Further, the company operates terminal facilities for the receipt, storage, blending, adultization, handling, and redelivery of refined petroleum products located throughout the continental United States and Alaska.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of MPLX is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 63.31% of MPLX shares are held by insiders and 27.033% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for MPLX?
MPLX's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is MPLX based?
MPLX's address is: 200 East Hardin Street, Findlay, OH, United States, 45840-3229
What is MPLX's ISIN number?
MPLX's international securities identification number is: US55336V1008
What is MPLX's CUSIP number?
MPLX's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 55336V100

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