Focusing the Lens On This Dividend Stock: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)

Olive Hawkins
November 21, 2017

There are many different tools to determine whether a company is profitable or not. About 274,733 shares traded. It has outperformed by 22.97% the S&P500.

Shikiar Asset Management Inc increased Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) stake by 7.46% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5. The Jet Capital Investors LP holds 710,500 shares with $37.18 million value, down from 1.30 million last quarter. Total S.A. now has $139.42 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.23% or $0.14 reaching $62.08. About 332,616 shares traded. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Zoetis Inc., a US based Company, belongs to Healthcare sector and Drugs - Generic industry. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.06. EVERCORE TRUST COMPANY, N.A. also announced increased position in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. The company has market cap of $5.59 billion. It operates through two operating entities: Payment Data Systems, Inc. and FiCentive, Inc. It now has negative earnings. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". Therefore 56% are positive. Total SA had 30 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 15th. (NASDAQ:GTLS) earned "Hold" rating by Evercore on Monday, October 31. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 10 with "Overweight". The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Wednesday, October 18. The company was downgraded on Friday, March 11 by Goldman Sachs. Oppenheimer downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Tuesday, October 24 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q2 2017. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.38%.

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Short interest or otherwise called the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted is another data that investors use to get a handle on sentiment. 36 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 383.45 million shares or 4.21% less from 400.29 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 196,120 are owned by Eaton Vance Mgmt. Marathon Pete Corp (Put) now has $30.24B valuation. For the past month, shares are 0.38%. Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has risen 46.20% since November 21, 2016 and is uptrending. Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 2.10 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.55 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.55. Old Mutual Invsts (Uk) has invested 0.01% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Goodwin Daniel L reported 48,000 shares. Moreover, Meeder Asset has 0.62% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 124,182 shares. State Street holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Investors Bancorp, Inc. 517,284 were accumulated by Sei Com.

Zoetis Inc., that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity. Greenleaf holds 0.01% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) or 4,981 shares. Edge Wealth Management Limited Company holds 1,008 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Bessemer Group holds 0.03% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) or 133,253 shares. Jefferies Group LLC set a $65.00 target price on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Therefore 68% are positive.

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) has been given an average price target of $17.09 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz. The stock has "Hold" rating by Vetr on Monday, August 17. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of MPC in report on Wednesday, December 7 to "Overweight" rating. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil with "Sector Outperform" on Thursday, February 4. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 15. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stephens on Friday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) rating on Thursday, July 27. This is a bearish signal that suggests the stock price might have farther to fall. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 12,453 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 2,693 shares during the period.

The Leverage Ratio of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) is 0.283732. They expect $-0.05 EPS, up 50.00% or $0.05 from last year's $-0.1 per share. MPC's profit will be $439.57 million for 17.25 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.45% negative EPS growth.

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