Is This The Best Time To Buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) Stock? – Stocks Register

Is This The Best Time To Buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) Stock?

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) traded at $56.97 at last check on Monday, May 03, made an upward move of 2.37% on its previous day’s price.

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Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $55.65 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.15 with the day’s price range being $56.16 – 57.18. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, MPC has a high of $59.93 and a low of $26.56. The company’s stock has gained about 4.04% over that past 30 days.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $36.54 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on May 04, 2021. With its Forward Dividend at 2.32 and a yield of 4.17%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the MPC stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.71, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.42 for 2021 and $2.79 for next year. These figures represent -0.88% and -7.64% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $18.91 Billion, with a low of $15Billion and a high of $24.07 Billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to -21.5% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2021 is expected to hit $85.85 Billion, or +24.4% up from figures reported last year.

On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the MPC stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.

Based on estimates by 16 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 3 have rated the Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) stock as a Hold, while 12 rate it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Buy and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the MPC stock currently stands at 0, and the most recent price level today is 6.21% off its SMA20 and 4.23% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 62.84 while the volatility over the past week is 2.46% and jumps to 2.91% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.15, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.63. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $63.8, with the estimates having a low of $53 and a high of $83. These price ends are -6.97% and +45.69% off the today’s price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +12.34% if the MPC share price touches on the median price of $64.

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Let’s briefly compare Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +2.37% and +73.47% over the past 12 months for MPC competes that of Phillips 66 (PSX), which has seen its stock price rise 2.95% in the latest trading session and is +10.58% over the last one year. Another of its peers Valero Energy Corp (VLO) has climbed 4.91% today, and was +16.75% up over the past year, while Hollyfrontier Corp (HFC) is also up 2.37% yet, while its price remains in the green at 73.47% over the same period. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has a P/E ratio of 0 compared to Phillips 66’s 0 and Valero Energy Corp’s 0. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.42% and 0.89%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 6.42 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 4.56 Million. Current shares outstanding are 651.97 Million.

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According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0.31% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 77.3%. The data shows that short shares as of April 14, 2021, stood at 33.02 Million at a short ratio of 5.75. This represents a 5.06% short interest in shares outstanding on April 14, 2021. Shares short dropped in April from the previous month at 36.22 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +34.55% up in year-to-date price movement.

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