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Active Stock Picking Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) shares traded 0.61% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $52.99. The stock exchanged hands 4.79 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 4.36 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $27.49 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $61.69 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 16 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) high price target of $69 and with a conservative view have low price target of $48.

UBS “Upgrades” Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) in a research note issued to investors on 2/02/17 to Buy with price target of $0.

Additionally on 12/07/16 JP Morgan “Upgrades” Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) to Overweight setting price target at $0 and on 11/01/16 UBS “Upgrades” the stock to Neutral. Furthermore on 10/31/16 Raymond James “Upgrades” the stock to Strong Buy.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 64.07 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.04, Consequently Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.81%, 2.04% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.66.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 1.7. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.9 and can go high up to $1.48. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.22 derived from a total of 15 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $-0.05 by $0.11. The company posted an earnings surprise of 220%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 103.4% whereas during current quarter it has 14% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 36.9% during current year and 30.7% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) observed at -23.7%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 12.93% over growth.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $19.5 Billion according to 4 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $22.39 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $16.34 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $75.13 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $64.62 Billion and high estimates of $84.73 Billion according to 4 number of analysts.

Currently Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.3%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 83.2%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -2.75%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -0.66%.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) 52-week high price stands at $54.20 and low price stands at $31.26, its price distance from 52-week high is -2.23% while its distance from 52-week low price is 69.52%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 01/03/17, and 52-week low on 06/15/16.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $66.92 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.41. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $24.9 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 2.13, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $4.19, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 12.65. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 1.81 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 23.38.

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