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How to buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock in Canada
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Marathon Petroleum Corporation is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Marathon Petroleum Corporation stocks (MPC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $62.55 – an increase of 3.4% over the previous week. Marathon Petroleum Corporation employs 17,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $135.9 billion.
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- Is Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Marathon Petroleum Corporation performance over time
- Is Marathon Petroleum Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares over-valued?
- Marathon Petroleum Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares?
- Does Marathon Petroleum Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock price (NYSE:MPC)Use our graph to track the performance of MPC stocks over time.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$99.02|
|52-week range||$48.60 - $98.29|
|50-day moving average||$87.05|
|200-day moving average||$71.33|
|Wall St. target price||$107.71|
|Dividend yield||$2.32 (2.4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$17.54|
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Is it a good time to buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock?
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Marathon Petroleum Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-18)||2.92%|
|1 month (2022-04-25)||17.52%|
|3 months (2022-02-24)||32.98%|
|6 months (2021-11-24)||53.40%|
|1 year (2021-05-26)||62.86%|
|2 years (2020-05-26)||168.86%|
|3 years (2019-05-24)||96.90%|
|5 years (2017-05-26)||87.47%|
Is Marathon Petroleum Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marathon Petroleum Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's P/E ratio
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares trade at around 6x 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 Corporation's PEG ratio
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.351. 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 Corporation'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 Corporation's EBITDA
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Marathon Petroleum Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation 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%|
|Market capitalisation||$52.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Marathon Petroleum Corporation'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 Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation'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 Corporation's overall score of 26.2 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 Corporation 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 Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 13.08/100
Marathon Petroleum Corporation'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 Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's social score
Social score: 7.62/100
Marathon Petroleum Corporation'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 Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 5.51/100
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Marathon Petroleum Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Marathon Petroleum Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 55.37% of net profits
Recently Marathon Petroleum Corporation 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 2.4% 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 Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marathon Petroleum Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.32 per share.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation'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 Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Marathon Petroleum Corporation's shares ever split?
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 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 Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Marathon Petroleum Corporation's share price.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Marathon Petroleum Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.6007 up to $98.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Marathon Petroleum Corporation's is 1.767. This would suggest that Marathon Petroleum Corporation'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 Corporation 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.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation in the news
Biden May Limit Gasoline Exports to Lower U.S. Prices. Refiners Could Be Hurt.
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