Would It Be A Good Move Today To Sell Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Stock?

At the last check on Friday, Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (NYSE:MPC) stock was up $3.04, moving up 3.28 percent to $95.78. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,497,975 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.08 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,130,194, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,849,421.


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Since last month, MPC stock rose 8.09%. Shares of the company fell to $81.57 on 04/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $96.90 was reached on 05/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $50.19. Since the beginning of this year, MPC’s stock price has risen by 44.93% or $31.85, and marked a new high 33 times. However, the stock has declined by -1.16% since its 52-week high.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) last reported insider trading activity 45 days ago on Mar 29. Rucker Kim K.W., the Director of the company, disposed of 5,000 shares for $83.00 on Mar 29. It resulted in a $415,000 divestment by the insider. Rucker Kim K.W. sold 5,000 shares at an average price of $79.75 on Mar 11. The insider now owns 44,037 shares following the transaction. On Mar 01, Director Rucker Kim K.W. sold 14,000 shares at $78.45 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,098,300.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has a P/E ratio of about 21.51. The stock’s beta is 1.76. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.36, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.18, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 14.79 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.58 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.58. On Tuesday January 28 2020, a $0.05 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 1.07, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.11. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 9.10% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 4.20%. Based on annual data, MPC earned $4.3 billion in gross profit and brought in $119.98 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 7.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 40.30%.

In Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $25.63 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MPC’s revenue rose 40.33% to $35.34 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $38.06 billion. While analysts expected Marathon Petroleum Corporation to report $1.11 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.49 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 34.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.54 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Marathon Petroleum Corporation were 60.62 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $26.9 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $541.0 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 45.55%, the RSI 9-day stood at 64.22% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Marathon Petroleum Corporation price is down by -0.08% percent or -$0.08. At present, MPC shares trade +9.91% above its 20-day simple moving average and +57.35% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +23.87% above its SMA50 and +71.36% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 77.42% and Stochastic coefficient D was 70.41%, while ATR was 3.68. Given the Stochastic reading of 91.63% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.94%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.06, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.02.

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