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The Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) is going up by 0.90% in today’s trading session, a rise equivalent to 0.53% of the stock’s price from yesterday’s market close. A news came out 6 min ago stating that Top stock picks for 2020: The best of the biggest by MARKETWATCH. The lowest point that the shares touched during the trading session was $58.20, while the peak of the day was recorded at a share price of $59.75. MPC finished the previous session at $58.43 according to the data provided by Barchart, while the trading volume was observed to be $1412784.

In the 100 days of trading, MPC managed to top a 57.66% Moving average. Additionally, Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares have achieved a 52-week range between 43.96 and 69.65 alongside 100 days raw stochastic set at 57.69%.

The number of shares outstanding, according to the fundamentals of the company, is set at 645.55M, equal to the value of $37.72B in market capitalization. In the last 30 days, Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares went down by -11.54%, adding 66.45 to growth in value, on top of a +1.84% boost since 11/08/19.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) Analyst’s Estimates

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) could record at least $1.18 per share in quarterly earnings in the upcoming report on 01/28/2020, a number that would actually represent an increase of 7.32 YOY.

According to the average analyst rating, Marathon Petroleum Corporation would be rated as Buy. Out of 18 different analysts monitoring MPC stock, 15 analysts rate the stock as a BUY, 2 suggest to give the rating of HOLD, 1 indicate that MPC is an OVERWEIGHT, 0 rated the stock as a SELL, and 0 analyst believes that the stock should be rated as UNDERWEIGHT.

On December 09, 2019, the stock earned a Downgrade rating due to a new analyst call from JP Morgan, while analysts from Cowen believe that the stock is set at Market Perform, as concluded on September 26, 2019. Cowen, is still rather wary about the stock, deciding to keep the rating at Market Perform as confirmed through a call on September 25, 2019.

Regardless of the rating, Jefferies did increase their price to $75 as they are considering target share price analysis. Cowen, on the other hand, provided a rather enthusiastic opinion on the rating, concluded in an analyst call on May 10, 2019, giving the stock a Market Perform from the Outperform rating.

MPC Key Ratios To Watch:

Taking in account the profitability of the Company, gross profit margin of +7.95% has been attained, while the operating margin has been recorded at +5.48%. The firm is also showcasing profitability through returns on assets in the company’s ownership, with ROA set at 3.91%. Beta value of the stock is recorded at 1.69. Additionally, Marathon Petroleum Corporation is recording price volatility of 1.81% for the period of the last seven days and 2.08% in the last 30 days.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) Technical Outlook

For the period of the last 50 days, Marathon Petroleum Corporation had its Raw Stochastic average set at 8.89% for the latest technical analysis. In comparison to the period of the last 20 days, the present Raw Stochastic average for the last 50 days poses as improvement, set at 12.44%. Stochastic %K for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, with the last 20 days included, was set at 9.51%, having Stochastic %D topping 9.38%. Based on the previous performance of the company for the mentioned period, there are more than several recorded moving trends. When it comes to the period of the last 12 months, accounting the time for year-to-date, price performance appears to be discouraging for Marathon Petroleum Corporation stocks with recording -0.98% in metrics.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Insider Watch:

Similarly, 0.00% of the company’s float is held by institutions – and there are 0 institutions in total holding shares of this company. The top three institutional holders of MPC stocks are: Blackrock Inc. with ownership of $3.34 billion, which is approximately 54965218 of the company’s shares; Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), holding 54028681 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.28 billion; and State Street Corporation, currently with more than 32022211 shares of the company valued at $1.95 billion. Positions in Marathon Petroleum Corporation stocks held by institutional investors has been changing actively in the past six months, a period during which there were 22 insider purchases amounting to 26469 shares.

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