Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows


In the last reported quarter, Marathon Petroleum Corp reported its Actual EPS (earnings per share) of $0.06/share where most of the analysts working on this stock were estimating the EPS to be $-0.05/share. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 2.68% and 3.06%.

The stock shows a Short Ratio of 3.02 with the total number of Shares Short (Previous Month) of 13.01 Million. Moreover, Hyman Charles D has 2.8% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). It has underperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) opened at 53.81 on Monday. FMR LLC now owns 3,685,652 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $186,273,000 after buying an additional 1,926,573 shares during the last quarter. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. "Acquires 1,549,473 Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)" was first published by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. If the stock price is unchanged its weighted alpha will be smaller.

In related news, VP C. Michael Palmer sold 4,568 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 18th. It is down 53.77% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 169.62% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $67.00 price target (down from $68.50) on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd.

The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $69 target. KLR Group upgraded EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) rating on Monday, July 18.

This stock is ahead of its 52-week low with +2.23%. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research given on Tuesday, August 11. On Friday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Outperform". The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Friday, October 28 by Howard Weil. Town Country Commercial Bank Tru Com Dba First Bankers Tru Com reported 0.42% stake.

Wolverine Asset Management Llc, which manages about $6.60B and $7.74B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intl Paper Co (NYSE:IP) by 116,456 shares to 161,000 shares, valued at $8.54M in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2016 Q4. Compton Cap Mgmt Ri stated it has 12,965 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. In the past three months the stock value plunged -1.74%. Over the last week of the month, it was -0.48%, 9.28% over the last quarter, and 9.26% for the past six months. Addison Cap holds 11,227 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. Private Asset accumulated 4,488 shares. Blackrock Ltd reported 21,691 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. Rdl Financial reported 6,848 shares. It dived, as 55 investors sold MRO shares while 216 reduced holdings. Sterling Capital Ltd Llc reported 59,449 shares. Patten & Patten Tn holds 0.11% or 7,089 shares in its portfolio. Delaware-based Reliance Trust Of Delaware has invested 0.06% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Cleararc Capital Inc. raised its position in Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 0.5% in the first quarter.

Since February 9, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 5 sales for $4.03 million activity. BidaskClub upgraded Marathon Petroleum Corp from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th.

In other news, insider Thomas M. Kelley sold 25,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. $38.40 target price is just $2.6 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. Therefore 70% are positive. They issued an "equal weight" rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 16 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 4 with "Top Pick". The stock plunged -26.78 percent over the past quarter, while declined -33.2 percent over the past six months.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)'s stock had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group in a report issued on Friday. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 12 with "Overweight".

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