Marathon Petroleum Corporation [NYSE: MPC] stock went up by 1.98% or 0.93 points up from its previous closing price of $46.97. The stock reached $47.90 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, MPC share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way losing -0.42% in the period of the last 7 days.

MPC had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $48.1, at one point touching $47.13. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $48.1. The 52-week high currently stands at $88.45 distance from the present share price, noting recovery -36.52% after the recent low of $45.47.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation [NYSE:MPC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Pro stock traders frequently make sure to pay attention what expert market analysts are saying about a potential stock buy. Regarding Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] right now, the most recent ratings from Wall St. analysts that we can see right now is regarding the quarter that’s slated to end in December. On average, stock market experts give MPC an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 45.47 to 88.45. This is compared to its latest closing price of $46.97.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] is sitting at 1.65. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.65.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] generated $28.62 billion in sales. That’s 6.96% higher than the average estimate of $26.75 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next scheduled financial results to be made public for this company, which are scheduled to be released on Thu 25 Jul (In 41 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] sitting at +5.48 and its Gross Margin at +7.95, this company’s Net Margin is now 2.60%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 9.82, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 7.20%. Its Return on Equity is 11.29, and its Return on Assets is 3.91. These metrics suggest that this Marathon Petroleum Corporation does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 78.25. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 43.90, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 29.61. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 76.70, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 43.03. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 7.34 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 3.55. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.54, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.41. Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.14, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 5.04 and P/E Ratio of 9.16. These metrics all suggest that Marathon Petroleum Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] earns $1,592,974 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 18.23 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.35. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.62 and its Current Ratio is 1.36. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] has 678.27M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $32.49B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 45.47 to 88.45. At its current price, it has moved down by -45.85% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 5.34% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.55, which indicates that it is 2.57% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 38.97. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] a Reliable Buy?

Marathon Petroleum Corporation [MPC] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.